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undefinedAttorney 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

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What Our
Clients Have to Say

  • Very thankful to all of them

    “Working through legal issues can be stressful to say the least. The Firm of Shaffer & Engle was experienced, communicative, thorough and kind. Very thankful to all of them and glad to have had the pleasure to work with such a great team.”

    T.P.

  • Elisabeth took our case and provided great counsel, direction, and splendid representation throughout the legal process.

    “I needed a criminal defense lawyer for a family member. So, having been represented by Shaffer & Engle previously, I contacted them. Elisabeth took our case and provided great counsel, direction, and splendid representation throughout the legal process. The case was dismissed which was the best verdict that could be achieved. We are so thankful and blessed to have had such a wonderful attorney!”

    Ernie M.

  • We love you, Elisabeth! You are a "for real" woman!

    “We love you, Elisabeth! You are a "for real" woman!”

    Tara G.

  • Mr. Engle and his staff are extremely knowledgeable, thorough, and responsive.

    “I am a current client of Mr. Engle, handling both my divorce complaint and my child custody issues. Though the issues are complicated, Mr. Engle and his staff are extremely knowledgeable, thorough, and responsive. I never have to wonder if he received my note/email, as he always responds in a timely manner. I absolutely recommend Jeffrey B. Engle for legal services needed. Thanks!”

    Beth

  • She has my highest recommendation for her knowledge, analytical skills, and demeanor.

    “Attorney Collins represented me in the most professional manner. I had the best possible outcome. I am grateful for her insight, her promptness, and her support for me. She has my highest recommendation for her knowledge, analytical skills, and demeanor.”

    Glen

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