Casey G. Shore
Mr. Shore is a Central Pennsylvania native, having been raised in Lewistown. He is a 1989 graduate of Lewistown Area High School, which merged with Indian Valley High School in 2010 to form Mifflin County High School.
Mr. Shore received several academic and athletic awards during his high school years as a member of the football, basketball and baseball teams. In 1988 the Lewistown Panther Basketball team won the District VI title, and Mr. Shore was named by local media members as the 1989 Alex Ufema Award recipient, given annually to the most outstanding football player in Mifflin County.
Mr. Shore was recruited by several Division I baseball programs, and ultimately accepted a baseball scholarship to attend the University of Virginia. Mr. Shore was a three year letter winner for the Cavaliers, and graduated with a B.A. in Foreign Affairs in 1993. Mr. Shore then received his J.D. from the Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, in 1999. While at Widener, Mr. Shore served as a volunteer assistant baseball coach at Steelton-Highspire High School. Mr. Shore also served as an intern with the Criminal Prosecutions Division of the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General from 1997-1999.
From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Shore served as judicial law clerk for the Honorable Lawrence F. Clark, Jr. of the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas. Mr. Shore drafted numerous opinions in both civil and criminal cases, and prepared jury instructions for civil and criminal trials.
Mr. Shore then served Dauphin County as a Deputy District Attorney from 2002 to 2005 in the office of the Honorable Edward M. Marsico, Jr. While employed as a Deputy District Attorney, Mr. Shore’s primary focus centered around drug related prosecutions. Although the majority of his cases involved drugs, Mr. Shore handled a wide variety of cases, including DUI’s and violent crimes. When the DUI laws were modified in 2004, Mr. Shore was one of the individuals within the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office entrusted by Mr. Marsico with implementing the necessary changes within that office. Additionally, during his last two years in the District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Shore oversaw the forfeiture of items seized in drug cases.
Mr. Shore joined what was, at the time, the firm known as Nealon, Gover, Perry in 2005. In 2008, Mr. Shore was asked to become a partner in the firm by one of the founding members, Matthew Gover, and Brian Perry. The firm operated as Gover, Perry & Shore from 2008 until 2014, during which time, unfortunately, Mr. Gover passed away in 2012. Attorneys Kristen Weisenberger and Barbara Zemlock subsequently joined the firm and it now does business as Perry, Shore, Weisenberger & Zemlock.
During the early part of his private practice, Mr. Shore primarily handled insurance defense claims for the Allstate and Progressive Insurance Companies, and some criminal defense matters. Following in the footsteps of Mr. Gover and Mr. Perry, however, Mr. Shore transitioned his practice to only defend criminal matters. The majority of his cases involve drug and gun offenses, but Mr. Shore also handles a large volume of cases involving DUI’s, violent crimes, sex offenses, mental health issues, and juvenile charges.
Mr. Shore practices in all of the counties throughout the Central Pennsylvania Region, and also in the federal courts within the Middle District of Pennsylvania. From 2011 to 2013, Mr. Shore served as a Criminal Justice Act panel attorney, representing appointed federal clients within the Middle District.
Mr. Shore is a member of the Dauphin County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, as well as the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Shore also serves as a member of the board for Dauphin County Pretrial Services.
In 2014, Mr. Shore was named a Super Lawyer by his peers. He was also recognized as a Select Lawyer by Susquehanna Style Magazine, which recognizes outstanding attorneys in the Susquehanna Valley. These distinctions are presented annually to lawyers who have built reputations with their colleagues and, more importantly, their clients for their experience, knowledge, and quality of service. Mr. Shore was also appointed in 2014 by the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania as a Hearing Committee Member, which considers allegations of lawyer misconduct.
Mr. Shore resides in Camp Hill, Pa with his wife and two sons. Since 2007, Mr. Shore has volunteered his time as a youth coach for various football, basketball and baseball programs. Mr. Shore was also “locked up” in 2014, and raised nearly $3,000.00 in donations in several hours for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Areas of Practice
- 100% Criminal Defense
- Pennsylvania, 2000
- Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2010
- Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
J.D. – 1999
- University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
B.A. – 1993
- Preparing & Trying The Soft Tissue Case, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2006
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Dauphin County Bar Association
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Board of Directors, Dauphin County Pretrial Services
- Hearing Committee – Pennsylvania Supreme Court Disciplinary Board
Past Employment Positions
- Hon. Lawrence F. Clark, Jr., Law Clerk, 2000 – 2002
- Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office, Deputy District Attorney, 2002 – 2005
Pro Bono Activities
- Youth coach for football, basketball and baseball