Damian J. DeStefano Esquire

Damian J. DeStefano Esquire

Attorney
Location:
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Phone:
717-836-0774
Fax:
717-836-7351
Email:

Upon graduating Easton Area High School in 1997, I attended Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. While attending college I worked for several law firms such as WilmerHale (formerly Hale and Dorr) and Cetrulo & Capone L.L.P.

While at Northeastern University, I was awarded the best undergraduate thesis for my dissertation on the Internet Tax Freedom Act, I was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society and Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society. In 2003 I graduated magna cum laude from the College of Arts and Sciences with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Business Administration and a minor in Law and Legal Studies with an Honors distinction.

I continued my education at Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Where, I was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Honor Society and the President of the St. Thomas More Society. The Society dedicated it's time to giving back to the community and performing community service. While at Widener, I worked as a legal assistant at Powell, Rogers, & Speaks in Halifax, Pennsylvania. In my third year of law school, I worked in the Harrisburg Civil Law Clinic where I handled landlord/tenant disputes, assisted with criminal matters, and was exposed to a variety of issues in divorce and family law.

Upon graduating from law school in 2007, I began working as a Certified Legal Intern with the Dauphin County Office of the Public Defender. This opportunity turned into a job offer which I graciously accepted as an Assistant Public Defender position. During my career as a Public Defender, I gained valuable trial and courtroom experience; I handled a vast number of criminal matters from preliminary to trial and appellate levels, as well as juvenile delinquency and dependency matters.

From the county level I took a position in 2011 with a law firm gaining family law experience in divorce, custody and support, earning a reputation as a respected trial attorney who excels at getting results for my clients, either amicably through settlement or aggressively through trial.

I am admitted to practice in all Pennsylvania State Courts, and I am a member of the Pennsylvania State, Cumberland, and Dauphin County Bar Associations.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal
  • Divorce
  • Collaborative
  • Child custody
  • Child Support
  • Family Law
  • DUI/DWI

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Legal Intern with the Dauphin County Office of the Public Defender

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey, 2007

Education

  • Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 2007
    • Honors: Member of the Phi Alpha Delta Honor Soci
    • Honors: President of the St. Thomas More Society
  • Easton Area High School - 1997
  • Northeastern University , Boston, Massachusetts
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 2003
    • Honors: Awarded the best undergraduate thesis for my dissertation on the Internet Tax Freedom Act
    • Honors: Member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society and Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society
    • Major: Political Science and Business Administration
    • Minor: Law and Legal Studies with an honors distinction

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pennsylvania State , Member
  • Cumberland Bar Association, Member
  • Dauphin County Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • WilmerHale (formerly Hale and Dorr)
  • Cetrulo & Capone LLP
  • Powell, Rogers & Speaks in Halifax, Legal assistant
  • Harrisburg Civil Law Clinic

Pro Bono Activities

  • Cumberland County Pro Bono Attorney