J.D., (Law) Whittier College School of Law, Los Angeles, CA

A.A, (Paralegal) Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, PA

B.S., (Communications-Journalism) Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA



Deputy Public Defender, Cumberland County, Carlisle, PA

Representation of indigent clients in criminal trials and related proceedings

Associate Attorney, Turo Law Offices, Carlisle, PA

General Practice, civil/criminal litigation, admin., municipal and business law

Instructor, Keystone Technical Institute, Harrisburg, PA Full-time teaching in the paralegal training program

Associate Attorney, Law Offices of Darrell C. Dethlefs, Camp Hill, PA

General Practice, real estate, estates, employment law, workers’ compensation

Bureau of Store Operations, Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, Harrisburg, PA Administrative Law, retail, customer service, marketing and consumer education

Assistant Counsel, PA State Ethics Commission, Harrisburg, PA

Investigation and prosecution of public officials/employees under the Ethics Act

Attorney/Owner, Law Offices of John M. Shugars, Harrisburg, PA

General Practice, real estate, estates, landlord-tenant, U/C, W/C, criminal law

Assistant Chief Counsel, Pennsylvania State Police, Harrisburg, PA Administrative hearings and appeals, legal advice to PSP Commissioner and management, HR, Personnel, reviewed/drafted legislation, inter-agency liaison

Associate Attorney, Law Offices of Hershel Lock, Harrisburg, PA

General Practice, real estate, estates, family and juvenile law, accidents/injuries

Senior Deputy District Attorney, Dauphin County, Harrisburg, PA

Investigation, prosecution, trials/appeals of serious felonies and misdemeanors

Law Clerk, Law Offices of Joseph A. Klein, Harrisburg, PA

Civil Litigation practice emphasizing real estate, land development, subdivisions, zoning, eminent domain, municipal law, criminal defense