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Attorney Elisabeth K. H. PasqualiniAttorney Elisabeth K. H. Pasqualini

Experienced Negotiator with Ample Success in Defense Cases

Elisabeth K. H. Pasqualini, Esq. is an accomplished litigator who focuses her practice on criminal defense at both the federal and state level. She is well-known in the region and practices throughout the South Central Pennsylvania area in state and federal court. Attorney Pasqualini has successfully defended persons charged with:

  • Rape
  • Aggravated assault
  • Serious drug offenses
  • Misdemeanors

In many cases, she has achieved Not Guilty jury verdicts for her clients.

Experienced Negotiator

Although she is an excellent litigator, Ms. Pasqualini prides herself on her ability to negotiate very favorable results for her clients - from homicide to traffic citations - without having to proceed to trial on most occasions. Even where Ms. Pasqualini was not trial counsel in a sex offense case, she works to defend people against being classified as a Sexually Violent Predator at sentencing.

Criminal Defense Experience in Law School

Ms. Pasqualini cares deeply about her clients and works hard to achieve favorable results for them. As a law student at the University of Maryland School of Law, Ms. Pasqualini was one of the leaders of a student group which helped to secure the release of a wrongly convicted prisoner, Walter Arvinger, who had spent 34 years incarcerated for a murder he did not commit.

In recognition of her efforts, Ms. Pasqualini was awarded the Martin Luther King, Jr. Diversity Recognition Award from the University of Maryland. She was also featured along with other team members on "All Things Considered" hosted by Robert Seigel on National Public Radio. You can hear her interview here.

In addition, Attorney Pasqualini comments to the local press about her homicide case in Harrisburg.

Areas of Practice

Criminal Defense

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Honors: Martin Luther King, Jr. Diversity Recognition Award

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Middle District of Pennsylvania, Criminal Justice Act Panel Attorney

Learn About Her Success

5 / 5 stars
Elisabeth, You are the best! I can't express how upset I was when I discovered that my builder committed fraud and lied to me about the quality and condition of my new house. It was a huge investment for me and he put me in a bad financial situation. I was cautiously hopeful when you told me you could help. When you got me a judgment for $130,000 plus- three times the amount of my damages- I was amazed! Thanks so much for all of your hard work and dedication. You really did make a "federal case" of my situation! With the money you won for me, I can finally enjoy my home.

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  • He took the time to explain the process, understand the facts of my case and provide suggestions like retaining a private investigator.

    “I came to Shaffer & Engle Law Offices searching for hope after I entered a plea in my criminal case. I had a false allegation filed against me for a sexual offense that I did not commit. I was involved with another lawyer for 2 ½ years, when it came down to day before court we felt he was not prepared to represent me. I either took the plea of "Nolo Contendere" or went to jail the day of the trial. I felt trapped. I had this allegation against me and I was innocent. I met with the Attorney Engle. He took the time to explain the process, understand the facts of my case and provide suggestions like retaining a private investigator. He offered to represent me and quickly moved to withdraw my guilty plea. That was granted by the court and we proceeded to prepare for trial. They uncovered many things that our other lawyer did not bother to investigate. They met with character witnesses after hours to make sure my defense would be solid. Long story short, the DA in my case withdrew the charges. I went from a convicted man to completely being vindicated. Shaffer and Engle Law Offices also were able to assist me in another matter relating to the criminal case, but in civil court. The same results, all charges were dismissed. I appreciate the work they did, their prompt service, care and attention they showed to me and my family. I found their services to be affordable when compared to what they did for me. I would highly recommend them for anyone charged with a crime that they did not do.”

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