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Edward Andrew Paskey

Criminal defense Attorney at York, PA

5.0   18 reviews
  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 26 years
    Minnesota - MN 24 years
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1997
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1999
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Edward

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Edward Paskey received a B.A. degree in International Politics, with honors, Phi Beta Kappa, from The Pennsylvania State University. He holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University. He is admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Bar of the Supreme Court of Minnesota, the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Supreme Court. His practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation, state criminal defense (state and federal, and DUI), and real estate.

Ed is a member of the Pennsylvania and York County Bar Associations, the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Herbert B. Cohen American Inn of Court. He previously served as chair of the Criminal Law Practice Committee of the York County Bar Association. He also served as the First Deputy District Attorney for the York County District Attorney’s Office. As well as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Minnesota.

Ed serves as Solicitor for the York County Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #73, Hanover Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #69 and the White Rose (York City) Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #15. He is past president of the Penn State Alumni Association – York County Chapter.

He is an active member of the Penn State Alumni Association, the Nittany Lion Club, York Suburban All Sports Boosters Club and St. Joseph Church.

Ed resides in Springettsbury Township with his wife and two sons

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2675 Eastern Blvd
York, PA, 17402

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Posted by Terry | December 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer ever
Attorney Edd helped with multiple kegal issues including staff problems and other things.I sm very pleased with his personable service and great knowledge . I would strongly recommend him to sll my friends and family
Posted by Raifert | April 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
I made the right choice!
I came to Mr. Paskey to help me with troubles that were brought on. When i came to the firm, they welcomed me in and herd everything that i had to say. Mr. Paskey told me up front that he would like to help but could not promise anything, and also told me that he did not want me to hire him right away, to go out and look at other lawyers to be sure. I knew from the beginning that i choose the right person for the job. During the entire process he kept me informed and made professional references as to what would be smart to do through the process (ex: hiring a court stenographer). In the end of everything he always made sure that i was doing okay and tried to work with me even when i lived out of state. When it came down to the final trial he worked his hardest to make sure that I was comfortable and that i remained calm. The trial came out in favor and i couldn't be more grateful that he handled my case and fought his hardest for me. I am forever grateful that he took time out of his busy days to handle my case. Thank You so much and peace be with you Mr. Paskey!
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Posted by Nan | August 19, 2015
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Fantastic Experience with Attorney Paskey
Ed Paskey helped and supported us through the details of the transaction to purchase our house. He was thoughtful, immediately responsive and continuously advising about our best interests in the process. We would certainly ask for his help and guidance in the future and strongly recommend his expertise to others.
Posted by Eric | August 12, 2015
Ed helped us review a home owners sales agreement and purchase our new home from 'For Sale by Owner'
Ed helped us review, change and execute a sales agreement on a new home we purchased from a 'For Sale by Owner'. We wanted to ensure to have a fair agreement and one that protected our interests, Ed sat down with us to review the legal requirements and the sales contract. Ed helped us understand the legal language in simple terms and pointed out clearly any areas of concern. He helped us understand the necessary details to protect our interests. He went above and beyond what we asked and he continued following up to ensure we were satisfied and comfortable with his work. I felt Ed sincerely cared about our needs. He was also very clear about his fees which I found fair and reasonable. I highly recommend Ed and will definitely hire him again if his services are needed.
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Posted by john | May 24, 2015
I would definitely recommend ed. Service and responsiveness are the two elements I look for from any service provider and ed delivered on both. I trusted him enough because he was referred to me that I never even asked about his rates. Their can be no price for the best legal representation. Ed brought my matter to a swift resolution. While some lawyers may quote low rates they will also bill for everything and stretch out the simplest of matters. For straight forward, no nonsense legal representation ed is your person.
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Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2015
Helped me out of a serious problem
I am a 61 year old lady who was falsely accused of a serious crime. I choose attorney Paskey because he was highly recommend by several of my friends. Attorney Paskey led me through the complicated and intimidating legal system to a very good conclusion so that I can now put this incident behind me. His professionalism and knowledge of the legal system is outstanding. I would very highly recommend Attorney Paskey.
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Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2015
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Ed was my attorney in a high profile case when I was 17 years old. He was there for me when I needed him. When Ed was busy he always found time to get back to me, no matter the circumstance of the call. My case lasted three years and Ed was with me every step of the way guiding me in the right direction to put the incident I was involved in behind me and to move on and have a successful and happy life. When I had serious choices to make, Ed was there to explain every option that I could take and how that decision would play out over time. I am lucky to have had Ed Paskey as my attorney throughout the hearings and trials when my case was brought to court. I would recommend him to anyone if they need an attorney of his expertise. In my honest opinion Ed is a great attorney.
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Posted by Mark | January 9, 2015
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I would highly recommend Ed Paskey for your legal needs. Although very busy, Ed always got back to me and answered my questions thoroughly. Ed continues to be there for follow up questions even after my case has been resolved. A great choice for your legal needs!
Posted by Tom | January 9, 2015
I have trusted Atty Paskey with my freedom
Twelve years ago I was Mirandized as part of the investigation of an in-custody death which occurred during my service with the York City Police. Attorney Paskey provided excellent coaching in preparation for the investigator's interview and was literally at my side through the entire process.
Posted by Ann | January 9, 2015
Someone you can trust
Attorney Paskey responds promptly and concisely. Our business requires prompt reaction time and the response time that is receive by Ed is what is most appreciated. He has our best interest at heart and provides us with information to make informed decisions. He is trustworthy and honest.
Posted by Jock | January 9, 2015
Attention to detail
This attorney puts in 100%. During my experiences, he has pulled through and the outcomes have been to my complete satisfaction each time I've needed legal services. Anytime I know of someone in need of trustworthy legal services I point them towards Mr. Paske!
Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2015
Mr. Paskey
I contacted Mr. Paskey on the weekend with an issue that had me extremely worried and upset. He returned my email promptly even though it was a Sunday. He took care of all my questions and concerns, and was happy to do so. I was thankful he worked with me even on his time off.
Posted by Curtis | January 5, 2015
The Man is a Rock Star!
I have the utmost respect and confidence in Attorney Paskey. He has a vast knowledge of the inner workings of the court system due to his time spent as a prosecutor and through his practice. I was very impressed by his accessabilty and promptness in correspondence. Quality individual whom I would wholeheartly recommend. I had a real sense of calmness in court due to his level of preparation.
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Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2015
Ed Paskey-Top notch legal advice and assistance
I sought Ed's assistance with a high profile legal matter. Ed has been there each step of the way, reviewing options and navigating the process. When we made an 11th hour decision to make a particular filing, he worked late to get the necessary documents prepared and filed. He and the other attorneys in the firm FrancePaskey were available for legal consultation and research support. As a result, I felt confident with our approach. What is particularly valuable to me is his critical thinking and ability to identify possible outcomes that could result from various possible courses of action. He is a counselor. He is not simply a litigator; he is a strategist. With his representation, I felt comfortable with our decisions. While the matter is not concluded, it has gone well thus far and Ed is certainly responsible. In my experience, Ed will return your phone calls or emails. He will make you feel as if yours is nearly the only thing on his agenda (when that is clearly not the case). I have referred others to Ed as well and every person I have referred to him has thanked me afterwards for giving them his name. In sum, you cannot go wrong if you choose Ed Paskey to handle your legal matters. He is intelligent, clear-eyed, appears to be highly regarded by other lawyers and judges, is respectful, responsible and responsive. Ed is who you want in your corner when the outcome really matters.
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Posted by Steve | January 3, 2015
Criminal Defense Lawyer for Homicide by Vehicle
Ed is the best. A few years ago I faced double homicide by vehicle charges (felonies). A conviction could have meant spending a year or two in prison among other penalties and my life falling apart. To say the least, I needed the best attorney available. After gathering opinions from friends and family regarding the best attornies, I narrowed my search to three. Ed was one of them. After interviewing all three, it was clear that Ed stood out and I would be hiring him to represent me. Ed worked on my case for nearly 2.5 years. Throughout the case Ed kept me informed of all the necessary details. He never "blew smoke" like some other attorneys. In other words, some attorneys will tell you whatever you want to hear, whether the attorney knows what he is talking about or not. Ed laid out the facts and ultimately gave me the guidance needed to have the optimal desired outcome for my case. Ed worked hard on my case, he was always "tuned in" and thinking three steps ahead. Ed lives a good clean life both personally and as an attorney. He can be trusted (people you can trust are few and far between,, Ed is one of them). In the end my charges were dropped to misdemeanors and my life stayed intact. Without Ed leading the way,, my life could be very different today.
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2015
Top Notch Representation
Unfortunately I had the need for an attorney to advise me on a misdemeanor charge. It was my first experience with the criminal justice system and I needed someone with the patience to explain what was happening and knowledge to navigate me through to the most advantageous result. Ed Paskey was highly responsive to all my questions. I knew if I emailed or called him, I would get a close to immediate response. He knew all the players and gave good advice on what my options were. He was both professional and laid back, which made a scary situation (to me) seem minor. My charge has since been expunged thankfully. As good as an experience as a misdemeanor charge can be! Highly recommend.
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Posted by Julie | January 2, 2015
Excellent attorney
Ed was our attorney when our son was in a situation that no parent would ever prepare themselves for. Our son was in trouble for a street fight that turned deadly. A teenager at the time, our son faced serious charges, possibly being charged as an adult. Ed was diligent about the charges being lowered to juvenile court and was very successful with this. He was honest, trusting and very knowledgeable about the laws in our situation. He prepared us for the worst scenario that could be. He did not promise us anything that was beyond his realm. His honesty has earned our respect. He spoke to us in terms that we could understand. He answered every phone call we made to him. Every question we asked came with an honest answer. He kept us very well informed every step of the way. We don't know where our situation would have taken us without the expertise of Ed had we chosen another attorney. He is a brilliant attorney and comes with high recommendations from our family. He handled himself so professionally that when our case was over the FBI personally told us how impressed they were with him. Ed truly is a SUPER lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | January 2, 2015
Honest, knowledegable, and qualified
I am involved in the leadership of two professional organizations that Attorney Ed Paskey represents. My organizations employ Ed as their chief legal counsel in areas of employment law, contract law, referral services for areas of law outside his expertise, as well as Pennsylvania Act 111 (collective bargaining) and Act 600 (public pension) law. We've been represented by Attorney Paskey for more than five years. Ed provides solid legal guidance. He is timely with correspondence, meets deadlines, and keeps his stakeholders informed. When it’s time to litigate we litigate, and when it’s time to settle amicably we settle. My experience with Attorney Paskey’s representation has been very favorable. I would use him for my own personal legal affairs, and also highly recommend him to those seeking a qualified, knowledgeable, and self aware lawyer that puts the interests of his clients first.
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Work Experience

  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Minnesota Attorney General's Office
  • 2001 - 2002
  • First Deputy District Attorney
  • York County District Attorney's Office
  • 1997 - 2001


  • Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Breach of Non-Solicitation Agreement
  • Settled during litigation
  • DUI - General Impairment
  • Not Guilty after Trial by Judge
  • Criminal Trespass
  • Not Guilty After Trial by Judge
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  • York Suburban High School Booster Club
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Penn State Alumni Association - York County Chapter
  • Immediate Past President
  • 2010 - Present
  • York County Fraternal Oder of Police Lodge # 69
  • Solicitor
  • 2008 - Present
  • York County Fraternal Order of Poliice Lodge # 15
  • Solicitor
  • 2008 - Present
  • York County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge # 73
  • Solicitor
  • 2008 - Present
  • York Suburban Education Foundation
  • Board Member-Vice President
  • 2009 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Select Attorney
  • Susquehanna Style Magazine
  • 2016
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2016
  • Select Attorney
  • Susquehanna Style Magazine
  • 2015
  • Small Firm Pro-Bono Award
  • York County Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Rising Star - Super Attorney
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • Rising Star - Super Attorney
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • Rising Star - Super Attorney
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2007
  • Rising Star - Super Attorney
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2006
  • Rising Star - Super Attorney
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2005
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  • Sterling Educational Services (SES)
  • Avoiding Discrimination Claims under PHRA
  • 2015
  • Sterling Educational Services (SES)
  • Avoiding Discrimination Claims under PHRA
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • 2016 York County Bar Association Bench-Bar Conference
  • Tech Ethics: Staying Safe in Shark-Infested Waters
  • 2016
  • Presentations
  • Our Government
  • 2015
  • Landlord - Tenant Seminar
  • Avoiding Pitfalls of Fair Housing Act and PA Human Relations Act
  • 2015
  • Corporate Training
  • Reporting Corporate Fraud - Ethics Complaints
  • 2015
  • Corporate Training
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
  • 2015
  • Landlord Tenant Seminar
  • Ethical Issues in Landlord-Tenant Actions
  • 2014
  • Career Fair
  • Employment Litigation
  • 2014
  • Lecture
  • Civil Rights Action - Fair Housing Act of 1968
  • 2013
  • Lecture
  • Practicing Law in Boutique Firms
  • 2012
  • Lecture
  • Appellate Practice
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
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Litigation Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Ed Paskey is by far one of the absolute best Attorneys in Central Pennsylvania. He is very respected amongst his fellow attorneys. Having known Ed during my entire legal career there is no one I'd want handling my case more. He will fight for you and is not afraid of anyone. Put him in the courtroom and he's an absolute Rock Star. I'd give him 6 stars out of 5. You can not go wrong in hiring him for whatever legal problem you may have."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"After working with Ed on several litigation matters, I enthusiastically endorse his litigation skillset. His approach is reasoned, aggressive and practical."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Ed Paskey when we represented a mutual client. He is everything a lawyer should be: smart, knowledgeable, sensible and responsive. He has a winning personality. This not only makes his clients feel comfortable, it also helps him get results. He is the first person I would call if I needed legal assistance in the York area. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed Paskey is a credit to the notion of an attorney as a counselor. He thinks proactively, ethically and creatively of ways to not only advance his client's best interests but to keep them at ease through the process. Beyond that, Ed is constantly thinking of ways to counsel the client as a person, rather than a billable transaction. He is a valued member of the profession and the community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In the several years during which Ed Paskey and I worked in the same office, I often sought his advice for my own cases. He is a skilled and caring attorney who offers the highest level of advocacy to his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent criminal defense attorney. Have referred numerous cases to him through the years and clients have achieved great results"
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York Criminal defense Lawyer Edward Andrew Paskey
Edward Andrew Paskey
Criminal defense Attorney
York, PA
Licensed for 26 years
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