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Attorney Jeffrey B. EngleAttorney Jeffrey B. Engle

Managing Partner

In 1995, Attorney Engle was admitted to the State Bar in Pennsylvania and was licensed to practice. His first job was as an assistant public defender in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. Attorney Engle represented more than 500 individuals between the Spring of 1995 and the Winter of 1997. He was engaged in every aspect of the representation of individuals accused of various crimes, including:

  • Rape
  • Aggravated indecent assault
  • Statutory sexual assault
  • Indecent assault
  • Indecent exposure
  • Open lewdness

He was assigned to handle the litigation update for the office and, therefore, reviewed every new case announced by either the Superior or Supreme Court on a daily basis and provided a monthly update to all other attorneys (approximately 15) in the office. He tried approximately 15 jury trials.

Experience as a Prosecutor

Next, from the Spring of 1997 to the Fall of 1999, Attorney Engle served as an assistant district attorney in the Dauphin County District Attorney's Office. He successfully prosecuted more than 2,000 individuals. He was assigned to handle child sexual abuse prosecutions for the office and litigated approximately 20 trials in this area. He also handled the Post Conviction Relief Act ("PCRA") files for the office. In this respect, he handled approximately 250 cases, 50 hearings- including serial killer "Joey Miller"- and 25 appeals to either the Superior or Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

Experience as an Educator

Attorney Engle has taught as an adjunct professor at the Harrisburg Area Community College for the Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission in the areas of criminal procedure and criminal law. He also provided instruction to the Pennsylvania State Police- Troop H, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in the area of searches and seizures.

The Start of His Private Practice

Attorney Engle then moved onto private practice in 1999, where he partnered with Attorney Allen Shaffer in Millersburg, Pennsylvania. In 2008, he partnered with Attorney Elisabeth K.H. Pasqualini. In 2012, the office was relocated to a central location in Harrisburg, PA.

While in private practice, he served as a juvenile hearing examiner appointed by the President Judges of Dauphin County from 2001 -2008. As a juvenile hearing examiner, Mr. Engle was assigned to oversee the dependency and delinquency matters of more than 2,500 youth. Since being in private practice, Attorney Engle has been devoted to a multi-faceted practice, handling a wide variety of legal matters, including:

In his private practice, Mr. Engle continues to provide criminal advocacy to his clients by trying criminal cases and being active in those appeals and all the appellate matters of his office.

Areas of Practice

  • 30% Educational Law
  • 30% Tax Assessment Law
  • 20% Criminal Law
  • 20% Family Law, Divorce, Custody, Support

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1999

Education

  • Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, J.D. - 1995
  • The Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania, B.A. - 1992
  • Honors: With Honors
  • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Criminal Justice Manual- Adult Criminal Procedure, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, 1998
  • Pennsylvania Criminal Justice, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1998

Representative Cases

  • Commonwealth v. Price, A.3d 2018 WL 2041436 (Pennsylvania Superior Court 2018)
  • Foundation for Elder Care v. Dauphin County Board of Assessment Appeals, et al., 982 C.D. 2017 (Cmwlth Ct. 2018)

Representative Clients

  • Central Dauphin Area School District
  • Dauphin County Board of Tax Assessment Appeals

Classes/Seminars

  • Real Estate Tax Assessment Law and Procedure, PBI, 2010
  • What's New in Real Estate Tax Assessment, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2012 - Present
  • Elements of School Law and Organization, PASBO, 2015 - Present
  • Recent Updates in Real Estate Tax Assessment Law In Pennsylvania, Real Estate Tax Assessment Law, 2016 - Present
  • County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania, Tax Exemptions in Real Estate, 2016 - Present
  • The Elements of School Law and Organization, School Law, 2015 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Recent Developments in Tax Assessment Law in Pennsylvania, 2014 - Present
  • House Finance Committee Hearing, Testimony to House Finance Committee regarding SB 4 and Act 55, 2013 - Present
  • 2012-2013 Elements/Applications of School Law, Elements of School Law, 2013 - Present
  • Recent Developments in Assessment Law in Pennsylvania, Real Estate Tax Assessment Law, 2012 - Present
  • Fall 2012 Meeting of Assessors' Association of PA, Legal and Legislative Updates on Real Estate Tax Assessment Law, 2012 - Present
  • 2010-2011 Elements/Applications of School Law, Elements of School Law, 2011 - Present
  • What's New In Tax Assessment Law, Real Estate Tax Assessment Law, 2010 - Present
  • Municipal Police Education and Training Association, Criminal Law and Procedure- Adjunct Professor, Harrisburg Area Community College, 1999 - Present
  • Instruction of new cadets, search and seizure training, Search and Seizure Law, 1998 - Present

Honors & Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2015 - 2016

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Pennsylvania School Board Association (PSBA), Member, 1997 - 2011
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 1999 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL), 1995 - 2011
  • Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials, Member, 2011 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Dauphin County Public Defender's Office, Assistant Public Defender, January 1, 1995 - April 1, 1997
  • Dauphin County District Attorney's Office, Deputy District Attorney, April 1, 1997 - August 27, 1999

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Omega

Learn From Those He Has Represented

5 / 5 stars
Mr. Engle took our case and worked diligently from the time we hired his firm until our case was resolved. In addition he kept us well informed throughout the process with emails, letters, and phone conversations. I have worked with a number of law firms in the past 10 plus years and Attorney Engle is one of the best. He does not make you feel as if you are a burden to him when you ask questions. He has a great personality and makes you feel welcome and comfortable. He makes no promises due to the fact he is not a fortune teller but he will do everything possible to have a positive outcome for your case. I recommend Attorney Engle and his Law Firm and hold nothing but positive praise for him and his team.

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What Our
Clients Have to Say

  • Not only did Jeff know what he was doing, but he did everything that he said he would in a timely fashion.

    “Jeff is is fourth attorney that I have worked with regarding custody of my son. My previous attorneys were neither knowledgeable of the law as it applied to my case nor followed through on the actions they said they would take. Not only did Jeff know what he was doing, but he did everything that he said he would in a timely fashion. Given that my case involved an international relocation, allocation of sole custody for residency purposes...”

    Anonymous

  • Outcome of the case was the best possible under the circumstances.

    “Very professional and upfront. Reviewed the facts of my case with me in a realistic manner and gave me excellent advice. Did not push hiring the firm on me but let me know exactly what I needed to do if I chose to have her firm represent me. Outcome of the case was the best possible under the circumstances. Well done and thank you!”

    TP

  • We recommend Shaffer & Engle to everyone and anyone, even if you are unsure if you have a case.

    “Our experience with Shaffer & Engle was beyond our expectations. Elisabeth is absolutely an amazing attorney! We were expecting to get about a 50% reduction in our case, but she surpassed that and got BOTH of the traffic tickets completely thrown out! Saving us from a driver's license suspension of up to 18 months long! She's spectacular! We recommend Shaffer & Engle to everyone and anyone, even if you are unsure if you have a case. Just ask them, they will explain all of your options and in plain English so that it makes sense to you! Elisabeth is unlike any attorney we have ever met. Very open, honest and down-to- earth......she speaks her mind freely and loudly! It gave us a more comfortable feeling having her represent us and our case! Again, Thank you so much Elisabeth, we greatly appreciate all you did for us! We will call Shaffer & Engle first for all of our future legal matters!”

    Katie & Derrick

  • 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.

  • 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.”

    JH

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