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Attorney Jeffrey B. Engleundefined

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

Our Highly-Qualified Team

What Our
Clients Have to Say

  • We felt she was the strongest legal advocate we could have and feel very fortunate that she represented us.

    “We found Elizabeth Pasqualini to be fully engaged in all aspects of our case. She was proactive, caring and accessible. We felt she was the strongest legal advocate we could have and feel very fortunate that she represented us. We highly recommend her.”

    J.C.

  • 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

  • I can say my lawyer did her job I had three pending case against me she did her research and told me this is what we can do, I walked in the court house with some pending charges.

    “I recommend Elisabeth K. H. Pasqualini, she is a wonderfully person; she don't sugarcoat nothing she do homework and she take her job serious. I can say my lawyer did her job I had three pending case against me she did her research and told me this is what we can do, I walked in the court house with some pending charges. I could did jail time or probation. I walked out of there with a little fine in some community service.”

    Former Client

  • 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

  • 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.”

    Tara K

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