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Jeffrey B. Engle

Jeffrey B. Engle

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Education, Family, Tax

About Me

My office was founded in Millersburg, Dauphin County, PA in 1951 by Attorney Allen Shaffer.  Since I joined the Firm in 1999, I took over as managing partner in 2001 and later the sole shareowner in 2006.  The office has expanded from a two lawyer firm to a four attorney firm with two locations, Millersburg and Harrisburg, PA.

We handle a variety of subject areas, including Family Law, Criminal Law, Municipal Law, Real Estate Taxation, Corporate Law, Wills and Estates and Educational Law.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Family: 30%
    19 years, 500 cases
  2. Education: 30%
    14 years, 100 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 30%
    19 years, 5 thousand cases
  4. Tax: 10%
    8 years, 200 cases



Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

46 total 

  • Robert C. Trichilo

    I have known Jeff Engle for nearly 20 years. He is an excellent lawyer committed to providing his clients with superior service. I endorse Jeff Engle without reservation or reluctance.


    Robert Trichilo Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • C. C. Abbott

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Engle provides detailed and honest postings on AVVO assisting those with various areas of civil law questions. Also, his legal guides provide assistance not only to AVVO posters but also to the legal community. A true professional.


    C. Abbott Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Shaffer & Engle Law Offices, LLC

2205 Forest Hills Drive, Suite 10
Harrisburg, PA, 17112




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2015
Superb Attorney RatingAVVO2014
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2014
Top Contributor AwardAVVO2014
Phi Beta KappaInterfraternity Council1992
Order of OmegaPSU Interfraternity Council1992

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Interim SolicitorSusquehanna Township School District2014 - Present
SolicitorCentral Dauphin School District2010 - Present
SolicitorMillersburg Area School District2009 - 2010
SolicitorWashington Township Authority2009 - Present
SolicitorGratz Borough Zoning Board2009 - Present
SolicitorMillersburg Water and Sewer Authority2009 - 2012
SolicitorUpper Dauphin Industrial Development Authority2009 - Present
SolicitorDauphin County Board of Assessment Appeals2008 - Present
SolicitorBerrysburg Borough Council2008 - 2011
Juvenile MasterDauphin County Court Of Common Pleas2001 - 2008
Managing PartnerShaffer& Engle Law Offices, LLC1999 - Present
SolicitorDauphin Borough Council1999 - 2008
Assistant District AttorneyDauphin County District Attorney's Office1997 - 1999
Assistant Public DefenderDauphin County Public Defender's Office1995 - 1997


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Boy Scouts of AmericaDen Leader2012 - Present
Pennsylvania Association of School Board OfficialsMember2011 - Present
National School Boards Association, Council of School AttorneysMember2010 - Present
Pennsylvania State Republican CommitteeCommittee member2008 - 2010
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2006 - Present
Masonic LodgeMember2001 - Present
Tall Cedars of LebanonMember2001 - Present
Lion's ClubPresident2001 - 2002
Pennsylvania School Board Solicitors AssociationN/A2001 - Present
Dauphin County Bar AssociationN/A1995 - Present
PA Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A1995 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Mom Charged with Unlawfully Entering School BusCharges dismissed
Commonweatlh v. NeimanMegan's Law III held Unconstitutional
Commonwealth v. EdringtonJudgment affirmed

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Publication NameTitleDate
Pa Criminal Justice ManualPennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency1998
Criminal Justice ManualPennsylvania Coaltion Against Domestic Violence1997


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston, TXProsecution of Criminal DefendantsCareer Prosecutor Course1999
Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg PALawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Pennsylvania State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1992

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
The Elements of School Law and OrganizationSchool Law2015
Pennsylvania Bar InstituteRecent Developments in Tax Assessment Law in Pennsylvania2014
House Finance Committee HearingTestimony to House Finance Committee regarding SB 4 and Act 552013
2012-2013 Elements/Applications of School LawElements of School Law2013
Recent Developments in Assessment Law in PennsylvaniaReal Estate Tax Assessment Law2012
Fall 2012 Meeting of Assessors' Association of PALegal and Legislative Updates on Real Estate Tax Assessment Law2012
2010-2011 Elements/Applications of School LawElements of School Law2011
What's New In Tax Assessment LawReal Estate Tax Assessment Law2010
Municipal Police Education and Training AssociationCriminal Law and Procedure- Adjunct Professor, Harrisburg Area Community College1999
Instruction of new cadets, search and seizure trainingSearch and Seizure Law1998