Fighting For Important Causes In State And Federal Courts

For over two decades, Andrew Shubin, a Pennsylvania Attorney, has brought tough cases to state and federal courtrooms. He has fought for important causes throughout the region and nationally, including in the US Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Mr. Shubin has a well-established reputation in State College and across the Northeast for taking on resourced and powerful institutional interests, for which he received national media attention. In particular, Mr. Shubin led the fight for fairness against Penn State University on behalf of several childhood sexual abuse victims.

Throughout his career, Mr. Shubin has demonstrated a commitment to fairness, accountability, and honesty in the law through constitutional and civil rights cases at every level of government and institutional power. Mr. Shubin believes in knowing his clients, preferring to develop connections with them and their families, who often face extraordinary legal challenges with potentially permanent damaging consequences.

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Achieved a 26-year sentence reduction in a federal criminal case by uncovering police and prosecutorial misconduct.

Prosecuted a First Amendment prisoner’s rights claim before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Fought against same sex benefit discrimination and obtained employee health care benefits for same sex partners

Successfully defended a Penn State graduate student activist on First Amendment grounds against criminal and university disciplinary charges.

Secured monetary damages for an inmate’s family after suing county prison for civil rights violation resulting in a suicide.

Secured dismissal of criminal charges against 16 activists conducting peaceful protest during presidential visit.

Secured financial settlement in federal civil rights action for high school victim of athletic coach hazing.


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Professional Affiliations


Temple University School of Law (Juris Doctor, 1991) cum laude

University of Pittsburgh (B.A. Philosophy and History, 1985)

Tel Aviv University 1983

Professional Experience

  • Staff Attorney, public interest prisoners rights project, 1991-1995
  • Staff Attorney, civil legal services program, 1995, 1997
  • Associate, Philadelphia-based criminal defense, police misconduct, and civil rights law firm, 1995-1997
  • Managing Partner, Shubin Law, Inc., 1998 – present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association Pro Bono attorney of the year
  • Government Experience

  • Legislative Aide to Los Angeles and suburban Philadelphia legislators
  • Clerk, California State Court of Appeals
  • Clerk, Federal Public Defender, San Francisco
  • Attorney Andrew Shubin on the Jerry Sandusky Case

    What Our Clients Say

    “Attorney Shubin (is) one of the most able criminal defense counsel who practices before us, and who has a firmly established reputation in the court…”

    Honorable John E. Jones, IIIUnited States District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania

    “…compassionate, vigorous and undying perseverance… displayed commanding knowledge of the facts and law…his skill allowed us to convince [the judge] of the correct verdict.”

    T.G.C., Esq.Partner in Michigan law firm

    “Attorney Andrew Shubin takes on the kinds of cases that capture the popular imagination, make headlines and force us to face our values and fears.”

    Centre Daily Times