Attorney Shaffer was admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania in 2010. His practice concentrates on civil litigation, with an emphasis on business disputes, municipal and land use law, and creditor’s rights. He is licensed to practice in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and
he is admitted to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the Bankruptcy Courts for the Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania.
Attorney Shaffer has served as a municipal solicitor for nine years and regularly represents private clients before municipalities and zoning hearing boards. His practice extends from magisterial district judge proceedings through the state appellate courts, and he regularly litigates
in federal court, including bankruptcy court.
Recently, Attorney Shaffer has litigated several cases involving questions of constitutional law, with specific issues pertaining to local taxing authority and the intersection of eminent domain and conservation easements. He regularly represents landowners in tax assessment appeals and also litigates in the Orphans’ Court divisions throughout Pennsylvania. His land use litigation includes quiet title actions and property line disputes. He also represents businesses and developers in contracts and asset purchase agreements.
Attorney Shaffer hails from Snyder County, Pennsylvania, where he attended Middleburg High School, graduating as valedictorian. He attended Penn State University, Schreyer Honors College, in University Park, Pennsylvania, graduating with high distinction and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He attended law school at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law in University Park, Pennsylvania, where he was comments editor for the Penn State International Law Review and where he worked in the Civil Rights Appellate Clinic on several cases before the United States Supreme Court. During law school, he interned at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Dauphin County and Cumberland County Bar Associations and was a joint recipient for Cumberland County’s pro
bono attorney of the year award in 2012.
Current Employment Position:
Areas of Practice:
Municipal and Land Use Law
New Jersey, 2011
The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, 2010
Pennsylvania State University, 2007
Past Employment Positions:
Baric Scherer LLC, Associate, 2010-2015