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Elisabeth K. H. Pasqualini

Sex crime Attorney at Harrisburg, PA

4.4   25 reviews

also known as Elisabeth Pasqualini

  • Licensed for 18 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found

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About Elisabeth

Learn Elisabeth’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Sex crime
    The bulk of my practice involves defending people who have been charged with sex related crimes. Sex crime litigation can be very complex and requires an advocate who knows and understands the laws specific to sex crimes. If you or a loved one is charged with a sex crime, make sure your attorney has significant experience dealing specifically with sex crimes. The consequences are severe and the pitfalls abound for those who may not be up to date in this area of the law

    19 years, 300 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    Ms. Pasqualini is an accomplished litigator who focuses her practice on criminal defense at both the federal and state level. Ms. Pasqualini sucessfully defended persons charged with rape, aggravated assault, drug offenses, and misdemeanors regularly achieving Not Guilty jury verdicts for her clients. Even when was not trial counsel in a sex offense case, she defends people against being classified as a Sexually Violent Predator at sentencing, thus avoiding serious Megan's Law consequences.

    19 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Federal crime
    Ms. Pasqualini has an active federal practice defending persons charged with white collar crimes, sex offenses, drug trafficking, and firearms offenses throughout the Middle District of PA. Legal respresentation is crucial from the earliest stage of a federal investigation. If you have received a target letter or grand jury subpoena, seek legal advice immediately. Often, the most favorable time to negotiate is before an Indictment.

    15 years, 100 cases

  4. DUI and DWI
    I have handled many DUI cases at both the preliminary hearing level, court ARD, and trial. I have had many successful results, including all out dismissals and not guilty verdicts.

    19 years, 500 cases

With an Avvo rating of 10.0, Attorney Elisabeth K. H. Pasqualini is recognized in her community as a fearless and reliable defense lawyer who looks after her clients. In her 15+ years of professional experience practicing criminal defense, she has handled 1,000 cases at both the state and federal level, successfully defending clients charged with rape, aggravated assault, drug offenses, and other misdemeanors. She also has 11 years of experience defending clients charged with white collar crimes, sex offense, drug trafficking, and firearms offenses, and she regularly achieves court dismissals or “Not Guilty” verdicts for her clients. Whether advocating to drop charges or argue against severe penalties, Attorney Pasqualini will fight aggressively for you. You deserve a fearless trial attorney like her who knows the law and how to work with it. For reliable and winning representation in court, contact Attorney Pasqualini at EKHP Law, LLC today.

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Elisabeth K. H. Pasqualini


407 N Front St.
Suite 2
Harrisburg, PA, 17101

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  25 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2022
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Looking for a fantastic defense attorney? Look no further!
Elisabeth is a professional, assertive, and savvy attorney! She made the whole process smooth and we had every confidence in her handling the case. She is easy to contact, a great communicator, and makes all of the steps in the case easy to understand. The case was officially dismissed thanks to her fantastic abilities and judgement. We could not have had a better experience with her as our attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2022
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Incredible Attorney
Elisabeth is incredible. I have consulted with her a few times over the last few years and most recently hired her to address an issue, which she did a great job with. She is extremely knowledgeable and went above and beyond to ensure that all matters were handled timely. Could not recommend her enough.
Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2022
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Excellent Service!
EKHP Law has helped me on two different occasions dealing with an old record issue and helped with a traffic violation. She was so easy to work with and everything was handled quickly and efficiently. I would recommend her to anyone needed legal help!
Posted by Adam | November 12, 2021
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Honest Fair and Just
I have relied on Elizabeth on a couple of occasions and am pleased with her professionalism and dedication.
Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2019
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Great and honest!!!
Elizabeth is an excellent example of honest and courteous. I consulted with Elizabeth about my fiancé’s case. I was in the dark and confused about many things. Elizabeth brought light and clarity to all my questions. I truly appreciate her for taking time out with me and explaining everything to me clearly. She truly is honest and godsend. Thank you so much Elizabeth for helping me through a confusing time and helping me with all my questions. Elizabeth is a great and true aspect to this law firm. One of a kind. Once again thank you.
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Posted by Jen | January 14, 2019
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So helpful!
Elisabeth was so helpful, I live out of state and had a warrant for my arrest due to a speeding ticket from years ago. I emailed her (full panic) basically saying I wasn't even sure if she was in the general area and if I could have some guidance. Within 24hrs I got a call from her, she was so incredibly helpful and not just that but her voice and attitude was so calm that it helped me feel a million times better about the situation.
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Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2018
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False Allegations of Sexual Harassmen!
Really helpful. She basically saved my career and life from a False Allegations of Sexual Harassment; NO Charges.
Posted by dennis | June 14, 2017
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for elisabeth
she is worth having for a laywer she don't play around and gets the job done she helped me out big time because I was wrongly accused and she got me out of it thank you so very much my friend Elisabeth hugssss
Posted by TP | May 8, 2017
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Great Experience
Very professional and upfront. Reviewed the facts of my case with me in a realistic manner and gave me excellent advice. Did not push hiring the firm on me but let me know exactly what I needed to do if I chose to have her firm represent me. Outcome of the case was the best possible under the circumstances. Well done and thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2015
Caring, helpful & Professional
Elisabeth was more than a great lawyer. She was thorough and always made us feel important. Her work was impeccable and impressive. She went above and beyond what we expected. Our situation was stressful but she made us feel confident and we could tell she cares. I'm so happy she was on our team - she is the tough lawyer you want fighting for you!
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Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2015
Helped When There Was Little Hope
Ms. Pasqualini can really work miracles. I made one of the biggest mistakes in my life, driving while intoxicated and getting charged with a DUI. I wrecked my car and have a high blood alcohol level. I thought for sure I would lose my license, lose my job, etc. Ms. Pasqualini calmed me down from my high anxiety levels and assured me that she would take good care of me; which she did. I had never been in any trouble before, so this entire process was an eye opening one to say the least. It was a long process, but she was able to work out a deal where I didn't lose my license, however I did pay a higher fine and extra community services (which I was completely fine with doing). Ms. Pasqualini is extremely professional and I would highly recommend her services for any criminal offense, especially a DUI. I've come to terms with my mistake and won't ever make it again. However, if I was in any trouble, she would be one of the first calls I would make.
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Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2015
She was the Light during a dark time
Elisabeth is a great attorney. I never had to go through legal issues before but she has helped us tremendously. She is very confident and tough when she needs to be...yet we feel she cares for us. If you need a good lawyer go with her.
Posted by Brandon | February 20, 2015
Great response time! Very helpful and full of knowledge.
I called around to lawyers and within an hour I heard from her! She had great advice and is a very nice lady! I would absolutely recommend her to anyone in the future! She helped me sooo much just over the phone I couldn't be more happy once again excellent lady!!!
Posted by Jaimeen "Mimi" Arrington | March 30, 2014
Beyond Amazing
Elisabeth helped me through the most traumatic turning point in my life where I felt so alone and had no support except the fact that I needed to get through my disposition to ensure I would be able to continue to excel in my college studies and provide a better life for my young daughter who I am raising alone. Elisabeth provided me with encouraging words and any possible leads she had come across. I was amazed at how caring she was regarding matters outside of the actual case! After court, Thanks to Elisabeth, I was able to come home and continue to be a rock for my family. Since, I have recently ran out of funding 29 credits shy of my degree but still proud to finish the last semester with a 4.0 gpa making the Deans List five times still maintain work having also begun raising my orphaned seventeen year old god daughter who I came to know as one of the trouble kids at my local Boys & Girls Club where I was hired after completing the community service requirements in my case. I do not receive any financial help from government programs for my budding family but I begged for Elisabeth to take money for her exceptional service and she refused. I am forever grateful for her kindness and love each time that I look at my girls. She treated me like family and she didn't have to, she believed in me and encouraged me and stayed true to her word and I genuinely love and appreciate her for that beyond words. I trusted her with a long shot and she hit it out of the parking lot! Like my title says BEYOND AMAZING...
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Posted by Eric | February 14, 2014
God sent me an angel...
Were it not for Mrs. Pasqualini's diligent representation of me during my legal woes, I might have ended up incarcerated. She helped me get a chance to start my life over with a clean slate, and for that I am grateful and forever in her debt. I highly recommend her and her assistant Jessica was very helpful and polite. Thank you so much. Sincerely, Eric
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Posted by Ernie Massey | November 14, 2013
Outstanding Service
I needed a criminal defense lawyer for a family member. So, having been represented by Shaffer & Engle previously, I contacted them. Elisabeth took our case and provided great counsel, direction, and splendid representation throughout the legal process. The case was dismissed which was the best verdict that could be achieved. We are so thankful and blessed to have had such a wonderful attorney!
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Posted by romance | July 29, 2013
Team Player , Trustworthy, Friend , Honest !!!!
I recommend Elisabeth K. H. Pasqualinid , she is a wonderfully person ,she don't sugarcoat nothing she do homework and she take her job serious. I can say my lawyer did her job I had three pending case against me she did her research and told me this is what we can do, I walked in the court house with some pending charges. I could did jail time or probation. I walked out of their with a little fine in some community service .
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Posted by edwin | July 19, 2013
best lawyer i know.
mrs. pasqualini represented me in a sexual assault case were i was found not guilty of all charges. i feel as though she believed in me which is why i would strongly recommend her to any one in need of help.
Posted by DW | July 19, 2013
Best outcome possible
Ms. Pasqualini gave the exact right advice and counsel I needed for a very tough situation. She was able to obtain the best outcome for my case and I was fortunate to have her assistance. Strongly recommend her to all in need of criminal defense.
Posted by Doug | December 22, 2012
Integrity and honor
Elisabeth is the voice of reason. We had matter in New Jersey with our son that was a sex offense that would have been included in the new Adam Walsh Act. She was able to talk to the Judge, prosecutor, and our NJ lawyer into making a plea agreement that will keep our son from being part of the Walsh Act. Without Elisabeth's idea, our son would be part of the Walsh Act. We only wish that she was our first lawyer because the case might not even gone to court. If only all lawyers were like Elisabeth, with the integrity and honor that she brings to her profession, it would be a pleasure to deal with lawyers.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • EKHPLaw, LLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Criminal Section Division Leader
  • Shaffer & Engle, LLC
  • 2010 - 2020
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Dauphin County Public Defender's Office
  • 2006 - 2010


  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Phoenix
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. Ibn-Bashir
  • Client Found Not Guilty of Indecent Assault
  • Commonwealth v. E.F.
  • Client found NOT GUILTY of Sexual Assault and Aggravated Indecent Assault
  • Commonwealth v. J.K. , et. al
  • Removal from Adam Walsh Act registration requirements.
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  • Pennsylvania Horse Breeder's Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Boiling Springs Midget Football Corporation
  • Treasurer
  • 2013 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., Diversity Award
  • University of Maryland
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Presentation to AP History Students
  • Gideon v. Wainwright
  • 2013
  • NJ v. E.J.
  • Applicability of Adam Walsh Act
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (10)
Endorse Elisabeth
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Elisabeth is a highly skilled and experienced lawyer who knows how to get results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked as co-counsel with Elisabeth. She is a great asset for the defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I have known this attorney for 10 years. Elisabeth is a 'go getter!' She is smart and very aggressive. She has a 'take no prisoners' mentality. If you need an attorney that will passionately represent you, look no further...she's it!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elisabeth Pasqualini is a fantastic attorney, and I would highly recommend her as a Criminal Defense Attorney. I had the privilege of working with Attorney Pasqualini for almost two years, and throughout that time period, she was a wonderful mentor and role model. She is extremely knowledgeable in her field, and has a personality that exudes confidence and candor. I have personally observed her demeanor in both the courtroom and with clients, and honestly have been nothing less than impressed with her abilities. Attorney Pasqualini has a "know when to hold 'em and know when to fold 'em" attitude and approach to her cases that in my opinion, is extremely important in seeking and evaluating quality representation."
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