Shaffer & Engle Law Offices, LLC
2205 Forest Hills Drive
Suite 10 Harrisburg, PA 17112
(717) 545-3032 www.shafferengle.com
Attorney Engle graduated in 1992 from the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He received his juris doctorate degree from the Widener School of Law, Capital Campus in 1995. He was admitted to the State Bar in Pennsylvania and was licensed to practice in 1995. 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 and open lewdness among many others. 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.
Next, from the Spring of 1997 to the Fall of 1999, Attorney Engle also 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.
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.
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 family law, real estate tax assessment law, educational law, municipal law, and personal injury matters. 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.
Attorney Engle resides in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with his wife, Nicole and son, Peter.
Areas of Practice
Municipal Law Divorce/Custody Criminal Law
55% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Pennsylvania, 1995 U.S. District Court, 2000 U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 2000 U.S. Supreme Court, 2000
Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania J.D. The Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania B.A. - 1992 Honors: With Honors
Criminal Justice Manual- Adult Criminal Procedure, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, 1998 Pennsylvania Criminal Justice, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1998
Central Dauphin Area School District Dauphin County Board of Tax Assessment Appeals
Real Estate Tax Assessment Law and Procedure, PBI, 2010
Professional Associations and Memberships
Pennsylvania School Board Association (PSBA), Member, 1997 - 2011 National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2005 - 2010 Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL), 1995 - 2011
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