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William A. Shaw Jr.

Managing Partner - Clearfield Office

William A. Shaw jr.

Bill Shaw is an experienced criminal attorney who focuses his practice on the representation of clients facing serious felony crimes.  Among other things, Bill represents clients charged with Murder, Rape, Burglary, Robbery, Child Abuse, and Drug-Related Offenses.  Bill also represents clients for criminal appeals and PCRA proceedings.  

Before creating the Shaw Law Group, Bill served 16 years as the elected District Attorney for Clearfield County. Before that, Bill served as the First Assistant District Attorney and as an Assistant District Attorney in Clearfield.  Bill has 24 years of experience as a prosecuting attorney and was responsible for the prosecution of nearly 15,000 criminal cases.  Bill has successfully prosecuted well over 150 criminal trials.  

Bill’s extensive experience as a District Attorney provides him with valuable insight into how police and prosecutors think.  Bill was a prosecutor and knows all of the procedures and protocols used by law enforcement.  Bill brings this valuable set of skills to help defend his clients who have been charged with serious crimes.  

After retiring from the District Attorney’s Office, Bill opened the Shaw Law Group. During his first two years in private practice as a Defense Attorney, Bill and his firm successfully had murder charges thrown out pre-trial and a separate murder conviction overturned during PCRA proceedings.  Bill had a third murder conviction overturned during the appeal process.  Bill was able to secure the withdrawal of very serious sex-related charges wrongly filed against a Client.  Bill also had charges thrown out against a Client when the police acted wrongly in filing criminal charges.

Bill knows the Criminal Justice System and he knows what to look for when reviewing the work of police and prosecutors.  Bill completely understands the burden of police and Bill knows where the police fall short in their investigations.  Bill uses his vast experience as a prosecuting attorney to gain justice for his clients.

Bill has extensive experience with the Grand Jury system and represents Clients facing Grand Jury proceedings.  White-collarcrime and drug offenses routinely appear in front of the Grand Jury and Bill has the experience necessary to assist Clients who may face the Grand Jury.

Bill is a 1985 graduate of Clearfield High School. Following his graduation from high school, Bill served four years on active duty in the United States Coast Guard. Bill was stationed in South Florida where he served as a Coast Guard law enforcement officer. During his enlistment, Bill received extensive training in federal law enforcement and investigation. Bill has made multiple felony arrests, including arrests for drug smuggling and alien immigration. Bill has assisted the United States Attorney’s Office to prepare for criminal prosecution and has testified as a Coast Guard law enforcement officer in various Federal Courts.

Following his initial enlistment, Bill worked his way through college and law school by serving in the Coast Guard Reserves. As a reservist, he served on active duty during the summer months and was stationed on the Great Lakes and at the Coast Guard District Headquarters located on Governor’s Island, New York. During his final year of law school, Bill served as an active-duty legal intern for the Coast Guard’s legal division.

Bill returned to Clearfield County in 1989, following his initial service in the Coast Guard, and enrolled in the first class of students attending the Clearfield Campus of Lock Haven University. In 1993, Bill graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in criminology and went on to earn his law degree in 1996 from the Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island.

Bill has appeared on various T.V. documentaries relating to murder cases he prosecuted.  Bill has been cited in textbooksand the USA Today newspaper.  Bill regularly lectures at universities on topics including constitutional law, search and seizure, and criminal procedure.  

Bill is a founding partner in the Shaw Law Group and is committed to getting justice for his clients.  

BAR ADMISSIONS​​​​​EDUCATION

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania​​​Indiana University of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court – Western District​​Roger Williams University School of Law

U.S. Court of Appeals – 3rd Circuit

Supreme Court of the United States

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

 

Clearfield County Bar Association

Alleghany County Bar Association

Stacey Parks Miller

Managing Partner - State College Office

Email stacy@attorneyshaw.com

Phone 814-546-7446

Stacey Parks Miller

SPM is a Partner at the Shaw Law Firm. For her career spanning 28 years, Attorney Stacy Parks Miller has successfully litigated high stakes, high profile, complex trials. While other lawyers were sitting at desks, she was battling some of the toughest cases, adversaries, and issues in the courtrooms across Pa. Her cases have impacted, and in some cases, changed the state of Pennsylvania law. SPM started her career as a criminal defense attorney. She next worked as a deputy coroner and Assistant DA in neighboring Clearfield County where she was promoted to First Assistant DA, until she moved to Centre County in 2001 to become a shareholder at Miller Kistler and Campbell. There she practiced general civil litigation, family law, and criminal defense, successfully handling serious crimes for another 9 years. She was well prepared to take the lead as Centre County’s first woman District Attorney and chief law enforcement officer in 2010. As a current legal analyst for TV and Media, there is unlikely to be any situation Stacy Parks Miller is unfamiliar with in the criminal realm. Stacy has worked on both sides of the Courtroom in criminal law, a unique pedigree which allows her to anticipate and explain an opponent’s next move. As District Attorney, Stacy was skilled and aggressive in complicated trials, successfully and personally prosecuting Homicides, Rape, Robbery, and Child Abuse cases. Stacy started Centre County’s First Grand Jury leading to groundbreaking prosecutions, including the largest prosecution for a hazing death in Pa history for Tim Piazza’s death, covered nationally in the press. Stacy’s trials have been made into television specials, documentaries, made for TV movies, have been featured on Oxygen, 20/20, Dateline, the Discovery Channel. Stacy has been a featured guest analyst on shows such as Hardball, GMA, Megyn Kelly, Dr. Oz, Martha MacCallum, Great Van Susteren among others. Stacy is currently working as a legal media analyst and has upcoming scheduled television appearances. Stacy is practicing law in Central Pennsylvania and focuses her practice on criminal defense.

Jennifer Shaw

Jennifer is an experienced and passionate attorney who thrives on seeking justice and fairness for her clients.  Jennifer serves the Shaw Law Group as Of Counsel.  Jennifer focuses on administrative law and has extensive experience in prisoner litigation, civil rights, the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), and private prison regulations.  Jennifer also has extensive experience with hospital administration, including regulatorycompliance.  Jennifer is a graduate of the Duquesne University School of Law.  Jennifer is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar and the Clearfield County Bar.