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Kaitlyn Clarkson

Kaitlyn Clarkson

The McShane Firm, LLC
  • Criminal Law, Appeals & Appellate, DUI & DWI...
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Areas of Practice
After focusing on appeals and post-conviction remedies for years, Attorney Clarkson found that the best way to save someone from ineffective assistance of counsel is to be effective trial counsel. Switching now to focus more heavily on trials, she fights for your rights and makes sure every angle is utilized to get you the best possible outcome.

Attorney Clarkson will still handle appeals, post-conviction remedies, and mental health expungements.

Attorney Clarkson will continue to make sure the law is complied with and uphold constitutional rights so our citizenry does not lose them.

She handles everything from summary speeding tickets to murder.

Attorney Clarkson believes in the phrase “latius est impunitum relinqui facinus nocentis quam innocentem damnari.” Translated as “it is better to let the crime of the guilty go unpunished than to condemn the innocent.”

Every case is different, and so is every client. What may be best for one may not be an option for another. Knowing the case and the client, Attorney Clarkson can fight for what is best for each individual.

Personal Background
Kaitlyn earned her Associates Degree at Lehigh Carbon Community College within a year after graduating from high school. She then went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia.

After leaving Temple, Kaitlyn attended Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg. She started here at The McShane Firm as a law clerk and she participated in Widener’s Civil Law Clinic while in law school. She received CALI awards in two classes for earning the highest grade in her class.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and her three rescued cats, Penelope, Pumpkin, and Purrl. On weekends, you can often find her watching football and Formula 1.

Widener University
Juris Doctorate
Temple University
Professional Experience
Appellate and Post-Conviction Attorney
The McShane Firm, LLC
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Handled all types of criminal appeals and post-conviction petitions and hearings. Drafted motions, petitions, and briefs. Represented clients in multiple Pennsylvania counties, at all levels of the criminal process.
Law Clerk
The McShane Firm, LLC
Drafted Motions, appeals, helped prepare for trial and other hearings.
Advanced Persuasive Writing
Clear Law Institute
Brief Writing: A view from the Appellate Bench
Dauphin County Bar Association
Writing and Speaking to Win
Pennsylvania Bar Association
National Appellate Defense Training
National Legal Aid and Defender Association
Sentencing Guidelines and Sentencing in PA
Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing
Best Brief Award in Spring
Widener University School of Law
While at the Widener University School of Law, participated in Moot Court Honor Society and won the Best Brief Award in Spring 2014.
Professional Associations
National College for DUI Defense, Inc. (NCDD)
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Pennsylvania Association for Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys
- Current
American Bar Association (ABA)
- Current
Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA)
- Current
Dauphin County Bar Association (DCBA)
- Current
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL)
- Current
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
- Current
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Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • DUI & DWI
  • Health Care Law
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Websites & Blogs
The McShane Firm
Pennsylvania DUI Blog
Contact & Map
The McShane Firm, LLC
3601 Vartan Way, 2nd Floor,
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Telephone: (717) 657-3900
Fax: (717) 657-2060