A criminal defense lawyer, Sean McGraw developed his advocacy skills during fifteen years of intense litigation experience in government service. As a State College criminal defense attorney, McGraw fought tirelessly to protect those disadvantaged by poverty, illness, and disability, winning numerous “not guilty” verdicts and precedent-setting appellate decisions. As a prosecutor, McGraw further refined his trial skills, litigated one of the most important gun cases in Pennsylvania history, and acquired an insider’s understanding of the entire process of criminal prosecution.
Motivated by his awareness that every case involves serious, real-life consequences, McGraw represents his clients with attuned strategic insight and well-planned, thoughtful advocacy.
Assistant District Attorney , Centre County District Attorney’s Office,
January 2010 – April 2013
Assistant Public Defender, Centre County Public Defender’s Office,
June 1998 – December 2009
“…compassionate, vigorous, and undying perseverance…displayed commanding knowledge of the facts and law…polite, dogged, and helpful to [the judge]…”