Shawn M. Stevenson graduated from Duquesne University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts. He received his JD from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Law, in 1991.
After a short stint practicing law with a large law firm in Pittsburgh, Mr. Stevenson served as Counsel for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Office of Chief Counsel for 3 years. As a former attorney for Penn Dot, Mr. Stevenson handled thousands of driver license appeal cases on behalf of Penn Dot prosecuting chemical test refusal cases, medical recall cases and driver’s license suspensions. He also handled revocations and suspensions of certified inspection stations and automobile dealerships and eminent domain cases on behalf of Penn Dot.
In 1995, Mr. Stevenson formed a private law practice representing motorists suspended by Penn Dot. This includes handling summary appeals, license suspension appeals, criminal cases (including DUI’s and traffic related offenses), interstate compact suspensions and credit hearings. He also has extensive knowledge of the PA Vehicle Code and Title 67 of the Pennsylvania Code. He also has extensive jury trial experience in both civil and criminal matters and has handled thousands of non-jury trials and arbitration proceedings over his 25 years of practicing law. He has briefed and argued cases before the appellate courts in Pennsylvania including the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Superior Court. Mr. Stevenson has also served as an author and lecturer on numerous occasions for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and also as a guest lecturer for the Special Court Judges Association of Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).
Mr. Stevenson is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and before the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and was also admitted as an Attorney and Counselor of the Supreme Court of the United States in 1997. Mr. Stevenson is also a member of both the Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations.