Alyssa H. Knisely
717-303-3207 (West Shore)
Attorney Alyssa H. Knisely was born and raised in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania – home of "the Bubblers".
Attorney Knisely attended Boiling Springs Jr. /Sr. High School, where she was a cheerleader and avid equestrian, and worked part-time for her family’s business, Knisely’s Pet & Farm Center, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Upon her graduation from Boiling Springs in 1999, Attorney Knisely attended Harrisburg Area Community College for two (2) years; and then transferred to Shippensburg University. During her college years, Attorney Knisely continued to work part-time with her family’s business.
Attorney Knisely graduated from Shippensburg University Cum Laude with her BA in Political Science in 2003.
Attorney Knisely continued her education at the Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. While at Widener, Attorney Knisely continued to work part-time for her family and dedicated a significant amount of time and hard work to the Trial Advocacy Honor Society competing in numerous trial competitions, and serving as the external Vice President in her third year.
Attorney Knisely was also the founding member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and served as the President of this organization in both her second and third year. While at Widener, Attorney Knisely also attended and graduated from the Law and Government Institute, and received the Widener University School of Law Distinguished Service Award.
Attorney Knisely maintained several internships during law school, including positions with the Honorable Richard A. Lewis, Judge, Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas, The Law Offices of Steve Rice, Esquire in Gettysburg, the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office, the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs, and the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General in the Criminal Appeals Division.
Upon graduation from law school in 2007, Attorney Knisely was offered, and accepted, a position as a Certified Legal Intern with the Dauphin County Office of the Public Defender pending results of both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bar exams. After passing both, Attorney Knisely was offered, and graciously accepted, an Assistant Public Defender position. During her career as a Public Defender, Attorney Knisely handled a vast number of criminal matters from the preliminary through trial and Appellate levels, as well as Children and Youth Dependency cases.
Attorney Knisely is a family law attorney serving South Central PA and surrounding areas. She dedicates herself to complex divorce matters, grandparent's rights, custody, support, protection from abuse matters and adoptions. However, there is no area of family law practice that she is not comfortable in excelling for her clients. She works in the Criminal and Family Law division of Shaffer & Engle Law Offices, LLC, representing clients in a vast array of matters. Attorney Knisely is admitted to practice in all Pennsylvania State and the United States Middle District Federal Courts. She is a member of the Pennsylvania State, and Cumberland, Dauphin, and York County Bar Associations. She is affiliated with the Pennsylvania Association of Trial Lawyers and the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Attorney Knisely can be reached at email@example.com.
Areas of Practice
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
- Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - 2007
- Shippensburg University
- B.A. cum laude - 2003
- Major: Political Science
Honors and Awards
- Widener University School of Law Distinguished Service Award
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
- Pennsylvania State Bar Associations, Member
- Cumberland Bar Associations, Member
- Dauphin Bar Associations, Member
- York County Bar Associations, Member
- Pennsylvania Association of Trial Lawyers
- Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers