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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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    “Hired the Law Office to handle the new Adam Walsh Act law going into effect December 20, 2012. State of PA and State Police was requiring that I register under the new law. Not only required to register but also changing my Tier level from Tier 1 to Tier Pending. Originally was required to register as a Tier 1 for 10 years but under the new law they were requiring to register for life. Attorney Engle took the case and fought from the day he was hired until the case was resolved. This is the only Law Firm I have dealt with that work diligently and kept us well informed throughout the case. Our case Won on two levels: 1. I am no longer required to register under the new Adam Walsh Act. 2. Successfully removed my name from the Sex Offender Registry. I am no longer listed on State or Federal Megan Law web site. I have worked with several Law firms over the past 10 years and Attorney Engle is the best Attorney. He treats you with respect, has a great personality, keeps you informed, makes you feel comfortable, and takes time to answer any questions. He fought for my rights where not too many attorneys out there will. AND he WON our case against the State Attorney General and the Pennsylvania State Police. I will recommend this Law Firm to anyone that need legal representation no matter what the case might be. Big or small this is the law firm you want to hire. I cannot nor can anyone predict the same outcome but they will fight for your best interest.”

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  • Jeff advised me appropriately and always responded to my calls promptly.

    “At the law offices of Shaffer & Engle, my case was handled with professionalism, compassion, and dedication. Facing criminal charges was a very frightening experience to me, but I knew I was in good hands with Jeff Engle. I had no past experiences with the judicial system. I felt I was treated with courtesy and dignity. Jeff did everything within his legal powers to provide a great service when I was in need. From my experience with Jeff, he has been more than a lawyer; he is now considered a great new friend of my family. He took a personal interest in my case and for that I am eternally grateful. Jeff always delivered on what he said to me and did everything he set out to do. Jeff fought the prosecutor (DA) every step of the way without hesitation. Jeff advised me appropriately and always responded to my calls promptly. What could have been a truly awful situation was resolved completely to my satisfaction. I am available at any time to address any questions with respect to Jeff Engle as an attorney or as a person. I hold him in the highest regard. If anyone ever wanted to see the definition of what a true attorney is...they should be able to open up a dictionary and see a picture of Jeff next to it. I would and will recommend him and his law firm to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and aggressive law firm or criminal defense attorney.”

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  • Thank you for going above and beyond for the client I referred to you, but more importantly, thank you for the fantastic result.

    “Thank you for going above and beyond for the client I referred to you, but more importantly, thank you for the fantastic result. She was my most important client, and you really came through.”

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  • I wanted to thank you for the Support & Defense you provided me with on my last minute court case, you didn't have to defend me and told me to take a hike, buy you have a heart and that means a lot to some people.

    “I wanted to thank you for the Support & Defense you provided me with on my last minute court case, you didn't have to defend me and told me to take a hike, buy you have a heart and that means a lot to some people.”

    Tony

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