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Robert John Schefter Jr.

About me

  • I pride myself on delivering the highest level of client service possible.  All clients have my cell phone number and can call, text or email me to get a hold of me.  If I am unavailable, I will get back to them promptly.  Too many times I hear stories about how clients can never reach their attorney and have no idea what's going on with their case; this is unacceptable.

  • When selecting an attorney, consider his experience not only in the area of practice (DUI for example), but also experience in the specific county.  Meet with several attorneys and select the one with which you are most comfortable.  When considering fees, know what the price includes; is it a flat fee or an up-front cost just for the first appearance? Determine whether payment plans are available.

  • I have focused my practice on DUI law and litigation based in York County for my entire career and offer reasonable payment plans.  I appreciate that when clients come to me they may be in a difficult situation and need someone to sit down with them and explain the law and the process in clear terms and take the time to answer all of their questions. I am here for them and will guide them through the process with skill and efficiency.  Whether it's a pretrial resolution or a trial, I will attack the case with the zeal that you expect for the hard-earned money you are spending.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    18 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Litigation: 20%
    18 years
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
    18 years
  4. Business: 10%
    18 years



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Cynthia Brubaker Macdonald

    After working with Mr. Schefter on a criminal matter, I know his competence in defending criminal and traffic charges. I don't hesitate to give his name as a referral for friends and family who need a lawyer in his area.


    Cynthia Macdonald Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    I dealt with Attorney Schefter when I was a prosecutor and found him to be a skilled DUI defense attorney that I highly recommend.


    Joshua Klein Business Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Senft Law Firm LLC

105 Leader Heights Road
York, PA, 17403


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Superior DUI Defense AttoneyNational Association for DUI Defense2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Leadership York Executive Training GraduateLeadership York1999
Gourley Interscholastic Moot Court Competition Team MemberDickinson School of Law1996
Appellate Moot Court BoardDickinson School of Law1995
Comments EditorDickinson Law Review1995
Gold Key National Honor SocietyUniversity of Delaware1992
University Honors Writing Program FellowshipUniversity of Delaware1992
Sigma Tau Delta English Honor SocietyUniversity of Delaware1992
Phi Beta KappaUniversity of Delaware1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSenft Law Firm2007 - Present
Of CounselBarleySnyder2001 - 2007
Vice President and General CounselPrivate Land Development Company2001 - 2007
Associate AttorneyBarleySnyder1997 - 2001
Trial Deputy ProsecutorYork County District Attorney's Office1996 - 1997
ClerkThe Honorable Kevin A. Hess1995 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College for DUI DefenseGeneral Member2013 - Present
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2008 - Present
York County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2006 - 2007
York County Bar AssociationChairperson1997 - 1998
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member1996 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationAttorney Member1996 - Present
York County Bar AssociationAttorney Member1996 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth v. W.S.Not guilty verdict after trial.
Commonwealth v. J.T.All charges dismissed by Magisterial District Judge after Preliminary Hearing.
Commonwealth v. G.M.All charges dismissed by Magisterial District Judge after Preliminary Hearing.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Dickinson Law ReviewConstitutionality of Pennsylvania's DUI Law1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of DelawareEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
DUI SeminarDUI Law Update1997