Attorney Shane Scanlon was admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in 2003.
Mr. Scanlon served as the Lackawanna County District Attorney from January 2016 to January of 2018 after being unanimously appointed by the Judges of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas. Mr. Scanlon joined the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office in 2003. From 2003 to 2010 Mr. Scanlon handled the prosecution of juvenile matters, DUI offenses and high profile criminal prosecutions. In 2010 he became the Chief Prosecutor of the County’s Narcotics Unit overseeing a staff of attorneys and detectives specializing in the investigation and prosecution of felony narcotic offenses, firearm cases, gang crimes and asset forfeitures.
Attorney Scanlon has tried dozens of cases to verdict including Murder, Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Possession with the Intent to Deliver, Criminal Conspiracy, Theft by Unlawful Taking, Receiving Stolen Property, and Driving Under the Influence, to name a few. Attorney Scanlon has led or participated in hundreds of investigations and he has handled thousands of criminal cases. Mr. Scanlon has supervised numerous grand jury investigations and was also sworn in as a special Deputy Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania supervising wiretap investigations and criminal prosecutions into narcotics trafficking in Lackawanna County. Shane also served as legal advisor to the Lackawanna County SWAT team.
Mr. Scanlon obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Marywood University in 2000. In 2003 he earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Widener University School of Law.
Mr. Scanlon is the founder and principal of Shane Scanlon Law, LLC.He is also Of Counsel to The Moran Law Group, LLC. Mr. Scanlon currently serves as solicitor for La Plume Township.