Dedicated Hudson Valley Criminal Defense Attorney
Attorney Shawn Weed is a criminal defense attorney here at Michael R. Varble
& Associates, P.C. A New York native and former prosecutor with nearly
10 years of experience, Shawn brings a unique educational and professional
background to his work, which has already helped protect the rights and
interests of accused clients throughout the state.
While earning his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at State University
of New York College at Oneonta, Shawn moved overseas to study international
law and international dispute resolution at University of London's
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. From there, he moved on to the State
University of New York at Buffalo Law School where he not only earned
his Juris Doctor, but was the recipient of the Robert J. Connelly Trial
Technique Award and became a Jessup Moot Court Board Member. While in
law school, he was a Law Clerk for the Honorable Samuel L. Green in the
New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division.
Since then, Shawn’s legal career has spanned different industries
and practice areas. At Sonneborn, Spring & O’Sullivan, P.C.,
he practiced personal injury, employment law, and corporate litigation,
but soon after moved on to Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office,
where he served in several capacities, including Assistant District Attorney.
Here, he gained invaluable experience in our criminal justice system and
handled prosecuting cases at both the misdemeanor and felony level. He
continued this path as Assistant District Attorney Felony Bureau at the
Ulster County District Attorney’s Office, as well. In these prosecutor
roles, he tired 20 cases and won convictions in 19 of them.
Shawn was born in Pinebrush and grew up in Orange County here in Hudson
Valley. He is a diehard Yankees and Giants fan and has a great love of
the outdoors. He even recently completed a 40-mile mountain bike race.
Here at Michael R. Varble & Associates, he uses that same drive to
apply his comprehensive legal knowledge to every case he handles and ensure
that the best possible outcome is capably pursued for his clients.
State University of New York at Buffalo Law School
State University of New York College at Oneonta
- Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (Magna Cum Laude)
University of London, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
- International law and international dispute resolution program
Accolades & Memberships
- Robert J. Connelly Trial Technique Award Recipient
- Jessup Moot Court, Board Member