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Steven M. Pacillio

Steven M. Pacillio

also known as Steven Pacillio, Steve Pacillio

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Sex Crime

About Me

University of Pennsylvania and University of Pittsburgh graduate; former prosecutor; criminal defense attorney....

Steven Pacillio left a career in the Information Technology field, where he specialized in computer design, network implementation and network security. Before joining MM&D, Steve served as an Assistant District Attorney in Delaware County, Pennsylvania for almost five years. He handled cases in the District Courts, Summary Appeals, the Juvenile Division, Drug Court and the Criminal Trial Division. He was a founding member and lead prosecutor for the County’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, one of only thirty-five such task forces under a nationwide grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. The task force prosecuted Internet solicitation and child pornography cases. Additionally, he headed up the Insurance Fraud Unit and Auto Theft Prevention Unit under grants from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Pacillio is an active member of the Pennsylvania State Bar Association and the Delaware County Bar Association. He has written extensively in the area of Computer Crimes and delivered seminars to members of the bench and fellow members of the bar, nationwide. Steve has also served as a consultant and expert witness in litigation matters involving advanced technology.

In addition to his extensive experience with complex and technical cases, Steve is also certified as a healthcare provider by the Pennsylvania Department of Health - Division of Emergency Medical Services and assists the firm in medical documentation review.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Criminal Defense: 95%
    17 years, 2.1 thousand cases
  2. Sex Crime: 5%



Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Jonathan Davis Consadene

    I endorse this lawyer. Steve is an excellent attorney and loves what he does. Whenever I have a question, I know Steve has the answer.


    Jonathan Consadene Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Alicia Fastman

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Alicia Fastman Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Musi, Malone & Daubenberger LLP

21 West Third Street
Media, PA, 19063




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top-rated Internet Crimes DefenderPA Computer Crimes Defense League2005
Outstanding Young Alumni AwardUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Law2000

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerMusi, Malone & Daubenberger, L.L.P.2006 - Present
Judicial Law ClerkThe Honorable Robert C. Wright, Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County2005 - 2007
AssociateMusi, Malone & Daubenberger, L.L.P.2002 - 2006
Assistant District AttorneyOffice of the District Attorney of Delaware County1997 - 2002


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2014 - Present
JURIST Board of DirectorsBoard Member2010 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Delaware County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (DCACDL)Member2002 - Present
Delaware County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Commonwealth v. A.S. [initials only to preserve expungement]Not Guilty - full acquittal; Record expunged
Commonwealth v. D.M. [initials only to preserve expungement]Not guilty - full acquittal; Record expunged
Commonwealth v. K.N. [initials only per client's request]Not Guilty on DUI & Resisting Arrest

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Publication NameTitleDate
§ 9799.14. Sexual offenses and tier systemPennsylvania's SORNA Quick Reference to Offenses2012


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of PennsylvaniaN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
University of Pittsburgh School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
PACDL, Juvenile Defender Assoc, Public Defender Assoc Joint Annual MeetingDigital Evidence: Discovery, Social Media, and Defense Strategies2015
Summer CLE SesstionComputer Forensics for Trail Attorneys2014
2014 Litigating Sex Offenses in State Court - a Comprehensive OverviewElectronic Evidence and Computer Forensics2014
Attorney SeminarThe New Megan's Law - Sex Offender Registration Requirements2012
Delaware County Bar AssociationInternet Crimes2009
Crimes Against Children ConferenceDefending the Internet Case2002
Conference for Law School ComputingJURIST Evolution2001