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Harrisburg Domestic Violence Attorney

Handling Family Abuse Issues with Tact & Compassion

If you have suffered from any type of family violence or if your spouse or partner is alleging domestic violence, immediate legal action must be taken. Regardless of the circumstances of the situation, taking action to protect yourself is essential.

At Shaffer & Engle, we have extensive experience representing both sides of domestic violence allegations. We have protected the rights of individuals accused of family violence as well as those who want to protect themselves and their children against violent behavior. Our Harrisburg family law attorneys have more than 65 years of combined experience and are known for our compassionate representation.

Give us a call today at (717) 268-4287 to learn how we can protect your rights.

Common Examples of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence can involve emotional abuse, a wide range of criminal offenses, manipulated finances, neglect, and more. Many of these behaviors are more obvious than others, such as physical violence which draws the attention of neighbors or bystanders. Others may be much more subtle or even involve the neglect or endangerment of shared children. If you have been the victim of family violence, we can help you seek protection.

A few examples of domestic violence include:

  • Stalking
  • Kidnapping
  • Child abuse
  • Harassment
  • Verbal abuse
  • Sexual assault
  • Physical assault

Seek Legal Help for Domestic Violence in Dauphin County

It is important to take action as quickly as possible after an incident of alleged family violence occurs. The sooner our Harrisburg domestic violence lawyers at Shaffer & Engle are able to begin investigating the accusation, the sooner we can seek protection for you. If you have been the victim of family violence, this may include a restraining order to keep the abusive party away from you or your child. You can trust us to provide you with the strong representation you deserve.

If you have questions about what our firm can do for you, please give us a call at (717) 268-4287. Call now and schedule a free consultation with our domestic violence attorneys in Harrisburg.

What Our
Clients Have to Say

  • You believed in me and gave me the courage to tell the jury my side of the story

    “Dear Miss Elisabeth, I can't thank you enough for giving me my life back! Everyone told me I should just plead guilty but I knew I didn't do what they said I did. You believed in me and gave me the courage to tell the jury my side of the story and explain why I signed a confession when I never committed that crime. I was very scared during the trial but I felt good knowing you believed in me. I am a free man today because of you. God bless you.”

    S.G.

  • He follows up with his clients quickly so you are at ease knowing what the status of your situation is.

    “I can’t begin to say how great Mr. Engle was on SUPER short notice. I’m from out of state and I have to say he was quick to respond and had answers to my questions. It was an INCREDIBLE relief to have him in my corner, I can’t tell you how invaluable that is. He follows up with his clients quickly so you are at ease knowing what the status of your situation is. You are in fantastic and capable hands with Mr. Engle.”

    Jessie C.

  • 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

  • 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

  • You really did make a "federal case" of my situation!

    “Elisabeth, You are the best! I can't express how upset I was when I discovered that my builder committed fraud and lied to me about the quality and condition of my new house. It was a huge investment for me and he put me in a bad financial situation. I was cautiously hopeful when you told me you could help. When you got me a judgment for $130,000 plus- three times the amount of my damages- I was amazed! Thanks so much for all of your hard work and dedication. You really did make a "federal case" of my situation! With the money you won for me, I can finally enjoy my home. P.P.”

    P.P.