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Douglas K. Marsico

DUI and DWI Attorney at Harrisburg, PA

4.9   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Douglas

Learn Douglas’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    70%

    29 years, 100 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    15%

    27 years, 100 cases

  3. Litigation
    5%

    27 years, 100 cases

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket
    5%
    Driver's Licensing Issues

    29 years, 100 cases

  5. Real estate
    4%

    27 years, 100 cases

  6. Landlord or tenant
    1%
    Landlord representation only

    27 years, 100 cases

 

Douglas K. Marsico  is a graduate of West Chester University and the Widener University School of Law. His primary concentration is in criminal defense, DUI defense, traffic violations and driver's licensing matters. He is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and the United State District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania. 

 

Mr. Marsico began his law career as law clerk to the Honorable Richard A. Lewis, Court of Common Pleas, Dauphin County, and later served as a prosecutor in the Dauphin County District Attorney's office. For the past 15 years, Mr. Marsico has been in private practice representing hundreds of clients in criminal defense, DUI defense, traffic violations and drivers licensing matters. He has taught seminars on DUI, criminal and traffic law and is a well respected attorney in the central  Pennsylvania area. Mr. Marsico is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Dauphin County Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers.

 

 

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Douglas K. Marsico
3631 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA, 17110-1533

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney. Very professional.
Doug did an excellent job helping me expunge a couple old charges. Very knowledgeable, and much better results than if I had tried to handle it on my own.
Posted by Lew | January 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
beyond expectations
Doug recently represented me in a serious traffic violation (3 summary offenses & 1 criminal offense). He convinced me that he was sure the criminal charge would be reduced. However, he got 3 charges dropped and the serious one reduced to a minor traffic offense with a small fine. No points & no significant fine - far exceeding expectations!
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Posted by Brian | June 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I had met with two attorneys concerning my DUI before consulting with Mr. Marsico. Ten minutes into the meeting, I knew he was the person I wanted to represent me. I had never required the services of an attorney before and I was very concerned. He made me feel at ease and did a really fine job of explaining the process and the options available. Throughout the entire process, he was there for me when I had questions or concerns. At the hearings and any related proceedings, It was obvious that Mr. Marsico was very well respected by his peers, judges and all court-related personnel. He is a true professional and a good person. I was very pleased he was able to get me into the ARD program despite a very high BAC and other possible issues. I highly recommend his services.
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Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
Mr. Marsico is an excellence attorney. While I was going through my second dui he made the process very easy. Great communication! I had great results on my court date. I recommend him a 100%.
Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2013
Excellent Representation
Doug represented me in a traffic hearing. Not only did he get the points reduced from 5 to 0, but the fine was reduced as well. This was well worth the money considering the possibility of driving school/hearing if I had received another ticket. It also prevented an increase in my insurance rate. I highly recommend Doug Marsico.
Posted by Brian | October 3, 2013
Best Attorney in Harrisburg
Doug has represented me in 2 separate occasions. Both times I felt as though Doug took the time to research and dig enough to get the results both him and I were hoping for. I never felt as if I was being put on a side burner or pushed aside for a bigger, more important client. In the case of my DUI, Doug got results for me that astounded not only myself, but also friends, family, and acquaintances who were familiar with DUI laws. Doug's work made my mistake much less painful and invasive to me and my family. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Jay | September 26, 2013
The Best
I couldn't be happier about how my case was handled. Mr. Marsico has been extremely knowledgable, realistic, and fair through my DUI/ PennDOT dilemma. We found some creative solutions to my problems for a very reasonable price, considering the time and effort involved. I maintained sanity through the entire process because all my questions were answered promptly, and my options were clear. I would definately use Mr. Marsico again, although I hope that will be unnecessary.
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Posted by anonymous | November 23, 2011
Great Attorney to have
If you want an attorney that is responsive to questions, and helps his clients understand the legal process Douglas Marsico is an excellent attorney to have at your side.
Posted by Haydee | November 16, 2011
We used Douglas service
My daughter hired lawyer Marcico services for her son who is a minor accused with adult charges. Intelligently and cleverly Marcico managed the case to be transferred to the Juvenile court and the higher charge to be removed. Wonderful!!.
Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2011
Excellent/Caring Lawyer
Mr. Marsico has been great to work with. He has been very caring and has really helped guide me through this terrible experience. I would absolutely recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2011
Excellent Service
Used Doug on several occasions and also referred a friend to him. He was very responsive and we ended up with favorable results. The friend I referred to Doug had another attorney for an issue but did switch to Doug and was extremely pleased with his help and the outcome.
Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2010
Recommended Attorney- Doug Marsico
Douglas Marsico was my representing attorney in a DUI case. From the beginning, he was very straight forward and up front about any and all information pertinent to my case. He explained in thourough detail the potential penalties and the options I had during our consultation. Once i retained his services, he was very punctual with his response to any and all questions i had concerning my situation going above and beyond his role as my attorney.
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Posted by Alex | December 5, 2010
A Profile of Excellent Representation
Douglas Marsico Esq. is a professional and dependable lawyer in all his areas of specialty. He has demonstrated his competence on a number of occasions. He is a lawyer who listens and will fairly open all your options under the law and fight for your cause.
Posted by shay | December 2, 2010
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I have used Doug Marsico on 2 seperate occasions. Both times he was a huge help to me. Unfortunately I have needed the assistance of an attorney several times. On most occasions I have looked for someone that specializes in one thing or another. On every occasion EXCEPT when Doug defended me I was passed off to another attorney at the last minute or I was given almost no attention. I could tell the other attorneys were only telling me what was necessary to get paid. Some of them come off as salesmen. This was never the case with Doug. He put in the work between our visits and made sure every detail was looked into. I fully trust him and would never use any attorney but him. On both occasions I would have been in huge trouble without his help. He also saved my family from hardship by keeping me with them. We are all very thankful for his help getting us back on track where we need to be. I would post my name and phone number for anyone to contact me but it asks that I dont . I couldnt say enough good things about Doug.
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Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2010
IF YOU WANT AN HONEST AND SOMEONE THAT WILL NEVER DO ANY THING NEGative regarding there client you WANT DM
I HAVE USED DM AS AN ATTORNEY FOR MANY YEARS AND FOR AN ASSORTMENT OF CASES. DM HAS ALWAYS GIVEN ME THE BEST REPRENTATION I EVER WITNESSED BY ANY ATTORNEY. I WOULD KNOW A GOOD ATTORN EY, I WORKED IN THE LEGAL COMMUNITY. I HAVE KNOWN DM SO LONG I HAVE WATCHED HIS CAREER EXCEL TO THE HIGHTS ANYONE WOULD BE PROUD TO KNOW DM. I AM HOPING AT SOME POINT DM WILL CONSIDER BEING A JUDGE.
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Posted by Dean | September 2, 2010
Avvo review of Douglas Marsico
Douglas did a great job representing my son in a crimal defense issue, his experience in this area is what made the difference in this case. If I ever need a lawyer in the future, I will always call Doug first.
Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2010
Professional and Courteous
I hired Doug for a Penn Dot matter. I found Doug to be very responsive, took the time to listen in order to evaluate the case and provided good and professional service. I certainly recommend Doug.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Caldwell & Kearns, P.C.
  • 1998 - Present
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Dauphin County
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Richard A. Lewis
  • Dauphin County
  • 1994 - 1995

Education

  • Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg PA
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. Nesbit, 604 Pa. 349, 986 A.2d 62 (2009)
  • Instead of serving 90 days in jail, the client only had to serve 72 hours.
  • Bortz, v. Noon, 729 A.2d 555 (Pa. 1999)
  • Decision in favor of real estate licensees
  • Numerous DUI clients
  • Clients avoid jail and license suspensions, or minimize impact on employment and family.

Associations

  • Upper Allen Baseball Association
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 1998 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • 1998 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • 1998 - Present
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • 1994 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • 1994 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Dedicated Service to Fraternity
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • 1999

Publications

  • Pennsylvania Association of Realtors
  • Real Estate Reporter
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Association of Realtors
  • Significant Developments in Real Estate
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Minor Judiciary Education Board
  • Landlord and Tenant Law
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Representing Residential Landlords and Tenants
  • Representing Residential Landlords and Tenants
  • 2012
  • Instructor Pa. Minor Judiciary Education Board
  • Instructor Pa. Minor Judiciary Education Board
  • 2012
  • Instructor Pa. Minor Judiciary Education Board
  • Instructor Pa. Minor Judiciary Education Board
  • 2011
  • Institute of Real Estate Studies
  • Real Estate Law
  • 2011
  • Instructor Pa. Minor Judiciary Education Board
  • Instructor Pa. Minor Judiciary Education Board
  • 2010
  • Instructor Pa. Minor Judiciary Education Board
  • Instructor Pa. Minor Judiciary Education Board
  • 2009
  • Instructor Pa. Minor Judiciary Education Board
  • Instructor Pa. Minor Judiciary Education Board
  • 2008
  • Instructor Pa. Minor Judiciary Education Board
  • Instructor Pa. Minor Judiciary Education Board
  • 2007
  • Traffic Law Practice in Pennsylvania
  • Traffic Law Practice in Pennsylvania
  • 2006
  • Instructor Pa. Minor Judiciary Education Board
  • Instructor Pa. Minor Judiciary Education Board
  • 2006
  • Instructor Pa. Minor Judiciary Education Board
  • Instructor Pa. Minor Judiciary Education Board
  • 2005
  • Harrisburg Area Community College
  • Landlord and Tenant Law
  • 2005
  • Representing Residential Landlords and Tenants
  • Representing Residential Landlords and Tenants
  • 2004
  • Instructor Pa. Minor Judiciary Education Board
  • Instructor Pa. Minor Judiciary Education Board
  • 2004
  • Representing Residential Landlords and Tenants
  • Representing Residential Landlords and Tenants
  • 2003
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions
  • 2003
  • Instructor Pa. Minor Judiciary Education Board
  • Instructor Pa. Minor Judiciary Education Board
  • 2003
  • Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Landlord and Tenant Law
  • 2002
  • Instructor Pa. Minor Judiciary Education Board
  • Instructor Pa. Minor Judiciary Education Board
  • 2002
  • Minor Judiciary Education Board Certification Course and Continuing Education
  • Instructor Pa. Minor Judiciary Education Board
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (18)
Endorse Douglas
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Doug Marsico is a knowledgable attorney with an excellent reputation for fighting for the best resolution of his client's cases. Put your trust in him, I would."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Doug Marsico as an excellent criminal defense lawyer. He is also always willing to assist other criminal defense lawyers with questions we might have regarding certain legal issues. Besides this Doug is one of the best young men you could meet on ALL levels in life. He is a great representative of our profession."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Doug is an excellent criminal law attorney. I have had the good fortune of working with him on many cases over the years and he has always been a strong advocate for his clients. Attorney Marsico is very active in the local community. He is a Central Pennsylvanian - born and raised. He is smart. He is hard working. Perhaps, most importantly, he is very easy to talk to. He presents his clients with a straightforward summary of the law and how it will likely impact the facts of each individual case. I would strongly recommend Attorney Marsico for any criminal matter, including DUI cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Marsico is an excellent attorney. He works hard for his clients so that they receive the absolute best resolution to their case. Hiring Mr. Marsico for your case is a smart choice!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Attorney Marsico for a number of years and trust his opinion on issues related to DUI law and criminal defense. I have referred cases to him in the past and will continue to do so in the future."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Marsico is an accomplished and experienced DUI attorney. He is clearly the "go to" guy if you are in need of top tier legal representation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Doug for several years and his reputation for fighting for his clients is without doubt. He is dedicated, hard working and professional."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Attorney Marsico. He provides exemplary representation to his clients by using his knowledge of the law to obtain favorable resolutions. Other defense lawyers lawyers often turn to Attorney Marsico for advice on criminal issues."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Marsico is very proficient and thorough. He is performing an excellent professional service in representing my personal client who has a litigation defense matter in Dauphin County."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Doug Marsico is a lawyer's lawyer - he combines sharp intellect with a sound knowledge of the law. On the rare occasion that he encounters an issue that he is not familiar with he makes a point of getting to the bottom of it and has a wide network of lawyers and firms that he can consult with. For instance, our firm is in the eastern part of Pennsylvania, but Doug asks questions of our firm and we ask questions of him, comparing notes on how the various jurisdictions within Pennsylvania handle things and looking for new and innovative answers from other areas."
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Harrisburg DUI and DWI Lawyer Douglas K. Marsico
Douglas K. Marsico
DUI and DWI Attorney
Harrisburg, PA
Licensed for 30 years