Shevelle McPherson is a fierce advocate for those facing criminal charges and those wrongfully injured. In Criminal matters, Shevelle is a seasoned criminal trial lawyer with over fifteen years of courtroom and trial experience. She began her legal career as a prosecutor in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. As a former prosecutor, Shevelle knows firsthand how uneven the legal playing field can be for those accused of a crime. She understands the techniques used by prosecutors and how to defend against them. Shevelle has successfully resolved cases involving capital homicide, murder, rape, robbery, kidnapping, firearms and drug offenses.
Ms. McPherson aggressively fights back against a legal system rampant with prosecutors over charging defendants in an effort to secure plea bargains and law enforcement’s flawed presumption of guilt mentality. Her slogan “show me the evidence” is her response to any criminal charge, no matter the severity, because she is ready, willing and eager to challenge it. Ms. McPherson meticulously scrutinizes every piece of evidence in every criminal case she handles and can quickly uncover mistakes, taint, unreliable witnesses, misconduct, trumped up charges and flawed legal theories and assumptions. Ms. McPherson leaves no stone unturned because often times she is fighting for her client’s life. She has taken on some of the most difficult cases, including high profile matters, and has had her clients vindicated by jury in many cases where the government assumed they had a slam dunk win. Ms. McPherson gets positive results because she knows the importance of thorough case preparation and outworking her opponent.
In civil matter Ms. McPherson has successful y resolved matters and has obtained substantial monetary recovery in cases involving automobile accidents, slip and falls, police brutality, civil rights actions and class action lawsuits. Ms. McPherson has been appointed an Arbitrator by the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia. She has secured significant monetary recoveries in federal and state civil litigation cases where her clients suffered physical and financial losses due to the negligence of others. Ms. McPherson is a warrior for justice in both the criminal and civil sector.
Ms. McPherson is a knowledgeable, experienced and accomplished attorney. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Rutgers University, her Juris Doctor from Seton Hall Law School and her Master of Laws, LLM. in Trial Advocacy from Temple University, Beasley School of Law. She is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. She is also admitted to practice law in New Jersey District Court and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Throughout her legal career, Ms. McPherson has received numerous awards and professional recognitions. She was endorsed by her colleagues and then selected a Rising Star Attorney by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers in 2008 and 2010. She has been featured in Super Lawyers Magazine as well as Philadelphia Magazine. In 2011 she was featured in South Jersey Magazine. In 2016 she was recognized as a Top 100 National Black Lawyers. In 2016 and 2017 she was recognized as a Top 10 Female Criminal Attorney. In 2017 she was recognized as a National Trial Lawyer – top 100 and became a member of the National Trial Lawyers -Top 25 Criminal Defense Lawyers. Ms. McPherson is also the number one bestselling author of “Soar! Beyond the Heels of Adversity” where she shares her personal journey. Her highly anticipated next best seller, “Beyond the Presumption of Guilt” is expected to be released in the Fall 2017.
Ms. McPherson is experienced, dedicated and fiercely fights for her clients rights. She gets results. If you are facing criminal charges or are injured due to the fault of someone else, get McPherson Law on your side. Click here to learn more about Shevelle’s Journey.