About our Law Firm

The Law Office of J. Michael Sheldon, upholds the highest ethical and professional standards. I am dedicated to providing you with legal solutions that offer the greatest possible benefit to you and your family through the ethical, effective and honest application of the law.

Our Mission Statement…


To aggressively seek justice on behalf of all clients and further their legitimate interests through the ethical, effective and honest application of the law.


Experienced Pennsylvania Lawyer

I am a graduate of Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where I served as a research assistant to tenured faculty and was named a Teaching Fellow as well as Who’s Who Among Law Students. I am admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal Middle District-Pennsylvania, and all Pennsylvania Courts.

Additionally, I have been honored by the Central Pennsylvania readers of Harrisburg Magazine by being named Reader’s Choice – Criminal Attorney for three consecutive years.

I am a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and of the Dauphin County Bar Association where I served two terms as a member of the Board of Directors. During my third term, I was elected as an officer of the Board and will become President of the Board of Directors of the Dauphin county Bar Association in 2016. I have been a guest lecturer at The Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law and have guest-lectured Magisterial District Judge continuing legal education. I am also a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and have been named to Who’s Who in American Law 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010 and 2011-2012 editions.

I have extensive trial experience due to my background as an assistant district attorney. This allows me to view your case from a defense and prosecutorial standpoint. Additionally, I have a strong understanding of police procedures and their practices. This can be a valuable asset when evaluating the strength of the prosecution’s case against you, as well as the extent of the police officer’s actions during the investigation or while making the arrest.

About Our Logo Legal Logo

The logo is made of three parts: wings, sword and inscription on the sword. It was a concept brought to life by an extremely talented artist and very good friend, Alice Potteiger-Wilkes., who lives in the Harrisburg area.

The wings signify the swiftness needed to respond to legal concerns and address issues affecting your life. Face it, when you have a legal problem, you want something to happen a.s.a.p.

The sword signifies the retribution needed to right the wrongs clients often endure at the hands of others.

 On the sword, if you look closely, you can see an inscription. This is the ancient inscription of Saint Michael, the protector of Heaven and leader of the angels. He is the namesake of Attorney Sheldon who credits the blessings and guidance of Saint Michael – among others – for help to succeed, inspiration to endure and knowledge to prevail.

To find out more about how I can help you, contact my Harrisburg, Pennsylvania law firm by calling 717.657.3464. I provide legal services to individuals with criminal law, family law and general matters.  For your convenience, evening and weekend appointments are available by request.

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