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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
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  • Your firm was truly a blessing to me and I would recommend anybody needing legal assistance to seek the best with Shaffer and Engle Law Firm.

    “Thank you Jeff Engle and staff for all the hard work on my case. I was very pleased with the service that was provided to me as well as the outcome. Your firm was truly a blessing to me and I would recommend anybody needing legal assistance to seek the best with Shaffer and Engle Law Firm.”

    T.B.

  • 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.

  • Mr. Engle was able to explain the laws in PA and got the job done in days.

    “I am an attorney in the state of Washington. I have a family law client who was in desperate need of legal assistance in PA. The case against him was affecting his ability to work. Mr. Engle contacted me as soon as my email was received and helped my client. Mr. Engle was able to explain the laws in PA and got the job done in days. I have never encountered another attorney as eager to help and get the job done. I would highly recommend Mr. Engle to anyone.”

    Pamela

  • Mr. Engle took my matter as if it were his own and followed through to the end.

    “I contacted Mr. Engle back in August. My custody case had originated in Delaware in 2013 and was the final hearing was held in May of 2015. After the other party objected DE having jurisdiction, he took matters into his own hands and got PA involved - where he lives. In a panic I called Mr. Engle after being referred to him by my DE attorney. Even though I wasn't a client and I did not have an appointment scheduled, Mr Engle took the time out to hear the background information, calm me down and come to, what I thought, was a good conclusion. Fast forward 4 months later and every email, phone call and frantic visit to his office was greeted with kindness and patience...and if he was unavailable, his staff showed the same warm professionalism. I could be sure that I would hear back from him within the same business day - sometimes even on his downtime after hours - or first thing in the morning. Mr. Engle took my matter as if it were his own and followed through to the end. I would not hesitate to call on Mr. Engle again if the occasion ever arose.”

    Rebekah

  • BEYOND AMAZING...

    “Elisabeth helped me through the most traumatic turning point in my life where I felt so alone and had no support except the fact that I needed to get through my disposition to ensure I would be able to continue to excel in my college studies and provide a better life for my young daughter who I am raising alone. Elisabeth provided me with encouraging words and any possible leads she had come across. I was amazed at how caring she was regarding matters outside of the actual case! After court, Thanks to Elisabeth, I was able to come home and continue to be a rock for my family. Since, I have recently ran out of funding 29 credits shy of my degree but still proud to finish the last semester with a 4.0 gpa making the Deans List five times still maintain work having also begun raising my orphaned seventeen year old god daughter who I came to know as one of the trouble kids at my local Boys & Girls Club where I was hired after completing the community service requirements in my case. I do not receive any financial help from government programs for my budding family but I begged for Elisabeth to take money for her exceptional service and she refused. I am forever grateful for her kindness and love each time that I look at my girls. She treated me like family and she didn't have to, she believed in me and encouraged me and stayed true to her word and I genuinely love and appreciate her for that beyond words. I trusted her with a long shot and she hit it out of the parking lot! Like my title says BEYOND AMAZING...”

    Jaimeen A.

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