As a founding member of the Wu, Grohovsky & Whipple, PLLC, law firm in Washington, D.C., Shanlon Wu focuses his practice on criminal defense, particularly white collar crimes, and providing defense for college students accused of violating their university's code of conduct. Licensed to practice in Washington, D.C., as well as Connecticut, Mr. Wu has more than 27 years of experience protecting the rights and liberties of his clients.
After receiving his Bachelor of Arts in English from Vassar College in 1980, he obtained a Master of Arts in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College in 1984. He then attended Georgetown University Law Center, receiving his Juris Doctor in 1988. That same year, the Connecticut Bar Association admitted him to practice, and The District of Columbia Bar followed suit.
Early in his legal career, Mr. Wu worked as a federal prosecutor and served under Attorney General Janet Reno from 1999-2000. During his time working for the federal government, he was instrumental in pioneering the use of expert testimony in domestic violence cases, and he received numerous awards and accolades from law enforcement agencies as well as from community organizations.
In his private practice, Mr. Wu brings this same level of dedication and experience to better serve those who seek his counsel. Known for his aggressive litigation and defense tactics, he has a long history of successfully representing individuals and businesses with their sensitive and complex legal matters. A consummate professional, he is actively involved in several professional organizations, including serving with the Board on Professional Responsibility for The District of Columbia Bar's Hearing Committee, and he has published several articles on various legal topics.
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Last Updated: 1/13/2017