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About me

Prior to law school I was a thoroughbred trainer racing in NY and FL. I breed Holsteiners and Thoroughbreds on my farm in Carlisle. My family and I are active riders and enjoy our horses and foxhounds. I also worked as a project administrator helping oversee multi-million dollar construction projects on the East Coast. When I am not working or riding, I enjoy home improvement projects and cooking. 


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Practice areas


  1. Federal Crime: 45%
    7 years, 100 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 45%
    11 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 10%
    11 years, 500 cases


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  • Roger R. Laguna Jr.

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Contact info

Shaffer & Engle Law Offices, LLC
2205 Forest Hills Drive, Suite 10
Harrisburg, PA, 17112


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Martin Luther King, Jr., Diversity AwardUniversity of Maryland2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Criminal Section Division LeaderShaffer & Engle, LLC2010 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderDauphin County Public Defender's Office2006 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Boiling Springs Midget Football CorporationTreasurer2013 - Present
Pennsylvania Horse Breeder's AssociationMember2013 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
Dauphin County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Phi Delta PhiMember2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth v. SummerlinNot Guilty
Commonwealth v. ErlstonNot Guilty
United States v. Fraguela-CasanovaEvidence Suppressed
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Publication nameTitleDate
BlogShaffer & Engle Criminal Law Blog2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maryland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of PhoenixBusinessBS - Bachelor of Science2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Presentation to AP History StudentsGideon v. Wainwright2013
News analysis of Zimmerman TrialZimmerman Trial2013
NJ v. E.J.Applicability of Adam Walsh Act2012
Live news interviewJerry Sandusky case2012