Shawn Weed

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
    • Juris Doctor (Cum Laude)
  • 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

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