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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 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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  • 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. We were expecting to get about a 50% reduction in our case, but they 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! 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! It gave us a more comfortable feeling having them represent us and our case! Again, Thank you so much, we greatly appreciate all you did for us! We will call Shaffer & Engle first for all of our future legal matters!”

    Katie & Derrick

  • He was knowledgeable, thorough, resourceful, professional and understanding.

    “I highly recommend Attorney Jeff Engle. He was knowledgeable, thorough, resourceful, professional and understanding. I did my homework before seeking out Jeff, as I needed an expert in Family and Education law. He was highly recommended to me, and he did not disappoint. Give him a call and schedule a consult. You will get an honest assessment of your situation, and he will work with you to ensure that you get the best outcome possible.”

    Karl

  • His knowledge and planning has delivered desired results.

    “Jeff's advice is accurate. His knowledge and planning has delivered desired results. His responses and communications are above expectations. Everyone at Shaffer and Engle law are very helpful. I am glad to have met Jeff and his team. Thanks for your Help.”

    Curtis

  • 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

  • Ms. Collins took our case, she made us feel like we were her only client.

    “From the first day Ms. Collins took our case, she made us feel like we were her only client. She keeps us in the loop at all times, has put such heart and dedication into the case, and really wants the best outcome. She is positive and makes an effort to keep our spirits up with humor and a different perspective. I know for a fact she puts a lot of her personal time into her work because she wants to do the best job possible, including weekends and holidays.”

    Janay

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