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, White Collar Crime, 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 is 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-collar crime 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 founding partner in the Shaw Law Group and is committed to getting justice for his clients.