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Shanin is a founding partner at Kline & Specter, P.C., a preeminent law firm in the United States concentrating in catastrophic injury and whistleblower representation. Shanin Specter is named among the “Best Lawyers in America,” and is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, a select group limited to 100 of the nation’s best plaintiffs’ attorneys. Beyond winning substantial monetary compensation for his clients, many of his cases prompted changes that provide a societal benefit, including improvements to vehicle safety, nursing and hospital personnel and procedures, the safe operation of police cars, training for the use of CPR at public institutions, and inspections and maintenance of utility power lines. Shanin teaches law at Hastings, Berkeley, Penn and Stanford law schools. He earned his undergraduate degree with Honors from Haverford College, law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an LL.M. with First Honors from Cambridge University.
Shanin’s father, the late U.S. Senator Arlen Specter, was known to have played squash nearly every day. He often said: “You’re never too far behind to win and never too far ahead to lose.” Shanin’s family is active in the squash community, including his wife Tracey, who played on Penn’s varsity team and daughter, Hatti who currently plays varsity at Drexel University. Shanin is a lifelong squash player. He has helped build courts at Haverford College, The Racquet Club of Philadelphia, the Kline & Specter Squash Center at Drexel University, the Kline & Specter Squash Center at William Penn Charter School, the University of Pennsylvania and Ra’anana Squash Center in Israel. Along with Tracey, Shanin is the lead donor to the Arlen Specter US Squash Center in Philadelphia