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Shohin H. Vance

Shohin is an associate in the Firm’s Litigation Department and is a member of the Government Relations and Political Law Groups.  His practice primarily focuses on litigation involving state governmental entities and officials, state constitutional matters, appellate litigation, complex election issues, and grand jury investigations.  Shohin’s experience includes appellate matters in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, where he previously served as a clerk for Chief Justice Thomas G. Saylor.  Shohin has also represented clients in matters in the Commonwealth Court’s original, as well as appellate jurisdiction.

Before attending law school, Shohin worked for one of the top government relations and political consulting firms in the state, where he played a key role in a number of public policy victories and developed an extensive resume in campaign consulting, earned media, press relations, and grassroots organization.

Shohin is also fluent in Persian and Russian.

 

Shohin H. Vance

Associate
Litigation Department
215.568.2000
svance@kleinbard.com

Education

Penn State – Dickinson Law (J.D., 2016)
Treasurer of the Moot Court Board and Senior Advocate on the John J. Gibbons National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Team

Executive Recent Developments Editor of the Arbitration Law Review

University of Scranton (B.S., 2011)

Professional Highlights

Professional Associations

  • Member of the Federalist Society
  • Member of The Legal Intelligencer’s Young Lawyers’ Editorial Board

Recognitions & Accomplishments

In 2015, Shohin received the Cali Award for Excellence in the Study of Election Law for his paper on the legal issues surrounding Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, which was pending before the United State Supreme Court at the time.

Representative Matters

  • Successfully defended the constitutionality of the Pennsylvania fiscal code.  See Phantom Fireworks Showrooms, LLC v. Wolf, __ A.3d __, 2018 WL 6314015 (Pa. Cmwlth. Dec. 4, 2018).
  • Represented a school district employee in connection with a grand jury investigation.
  • Successfully obtained dismissal of a writ of prohibition challenging district attorney’s right to hold office.
  • Represented two Roman Catholic Dioceses in grand jury and civil investigations of child sexual abuse and related matters.
  • Represented group of voters challenging an incumbent Lieutenant Governor’s residency.  See In re Stack, 184 A.3d 591 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2018).
  • Submitted an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court on behalf of thirteen members of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation.
  • Represented various members of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation seeking to enjoin the Secretary of State from implementing new congressional boundaries prior to an election.  See Corman v. Torres, 287 F. Supp. 3d 558 (M.D. Pa. 2018).
  • Successfully obtained emergency stay of a Federal District Court Order directing governmental official to pay attorneys’ fees and expenses.

Shohin H. Vance

Associate
Litigation Department
215.568.2000
svance@kleinbard.com

Shohin is an associate in the Firm’s Litigation Department and is a member of the Government Relations and Political Law Groups.  His practice primarily focuses on litigation involving state governmental entities and officials, state constitutional matters, appellate litigation, complex election issues, and grand jury investigations.  Shohin’s experience includes appellate matters in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, where he previously served as a clerk for Chief Justice Thomas G. Saylor.  Shohin has also represented clients in matters in the Commonwealth Court’s original, as well as appellate jurisdiction.

Before attending law school, Shohin worked for one of the top government relations and political consulting firms in the state, where he played a key role in a number of public policy victories and developed an extensive resume in campaign consulting, earned media, press relations, and grassroots organization.

Shohin is also fluent in Persian and Russian.

 

Representative Matters

  • Successfully defended the constitutionality of the Pennsylvania fiscal code.  See Phantom Fireworks Showrooms, LLC v. Wolf, __ A.3d __, 2018 WL 6314015 (Pa. Cmwlth. Dec. 4, 2018).
  • Represented a school district employee in connection with a grand jury investigation.
  • Successfully obtained dismissal of a writ of prohibition challenging district attorney’s right to hold office.
  • Represented two Roman Catholic Dioceses in grand jury and civil investigations of child sexual abuse and related matters.
  • Represented group of voters challenging an incumbent Lieutenant Governor’s residency.  See In re Stack, 184 A.3d 591 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2018).
  • Submitted an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court on behalf of thirteen members of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation.
  • Represented various members of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation seeking to enjoin the Secretary of State from implementing new congressional boundaries prior to an election.  See Corman v. Torres, 287 F. Supp. 3d 558 (M.D. Pa. 2018).
  • Successfully obtained emergency stay of a Federal District Court Order directing governmental official to pay attorneys’ fees and expenses.

Education

Penn State – Dickinson Law (J.D., 2016)
Treasurer of the Moot Court Board and Senior Advocate on the John J. Gibbons National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Team

Executive Recent Developments Editor of the Arbitration Law Review

University of Scranton (B.S., 2011)

Admissions

New Jersey
Pennsylvania

Professional Highlights

Professional Associations

  • Member of the Federalist Society
  • Member of The Legal Intelligencer’s Young Lawyers’ Editorial Board

Recognitions & Accomplishments

In 2015, Shohin received the Cali Award for Excellence in the Study of Election Law for his paper on the legal issues surrounding Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, which was pending before the United State Supreme Court at the time.