Our practice group is unique because we have combined the best criminal defense lawyers along with a high-quality business practice.
When you select a criminal defense law firm, you will want a law firm with experienced criminal defense lawyers, who are straightforward, honest, work hard, communicate with you and are responsive to your needs, and a law firm well-respected throughout the Pennsylvania legal community.
The Harrisburg, Pennsylvania office of Tucker Arensberg was formed with a strong presence in the local community and to provide criminal defense along with doing work for businesses, insurance companies and handling personal injuries. In the criminal defense area in particular, we started with a white-collar practice in 2017 with the hiring of Jerry Russo. In 2020, we invested more into the area of general criminal defense by hiring two seasoned and well-respected attorneys, Brian Perry and Casey Shore. In 2023, we expanded into western Pennsylvania with Steve Colafella and Bart Wischnowski. Today, we have a full team of criminal defense lawyers, and our attorneys have enabled us to create the most thorough and sophisticated criminal defense practice in the state of Pennsylvania.
No matter what charges you are facing, our criminal defense lawyers will aggressively represent you. We have handled cases involving emotionally charged sex crimes cases, difficult drug crimes, complicated DUI charges and the full range of federal and state criminal charges. We have represented individuals in homicide cases where the government sought the death penalty.
We have handled high-profile investigations and enforcement actions. We have extensive experience representing corporations and professionals who are dealing with state and federal criminal investigations or administrative investigations. Our firm also handles both statewide and federal appeals which is rare for private practitioners.
Tucker Arensberg is a full-service law firm based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with an office in Harrisburg and Beaver County. Tucker Arensberg is a well-respected firm of highly experienced attorneys that is committed to excellence and that has been in practice since 1900. With over 80 attorneys, our criminal defense group often collaborates and consults with our colleagues regarding issues that we may not be accustomed to dealing with on a day-to-day basis.
Why Do Clients Select Us?
We are easy to reach 24/7.
Our clients appreciate the ease with which they can reach us, anytime, day or night. You will have your lawyer’s cell phone number. We always return your calls and messages promptly. We will meet you anywhere, including jail.
Our lawyers provide personal attention to every client.
We know this is a difficult time for you and your family. That is why we make ourselves available to answer your questions and calm your concerns.
We have the experience you need.
We have earned a strong reputation in the Pennsylvania’s legal community. We have cultivated professional working relationships in over 100 collective years of experience and hundreds of trials to verdict in the Pennsylvania and federal justice systems.
We have a private investigator available.
We do not simply accept the police or prosecutor version of what happened. We listen to you and do our own investigation on your behalf.
We can handle the entire case.
We will represent you from the investigation through the appeal process. Our firm handles both statewide and federal appeals.
Quality work and results oriented.
We are well-respected because of the quality work and results that we deliver for our clients. We fight to ethically defend our clients.
Meet the Team
Jerry J. Russo
Shareholder-in-Charge, Harrisburg Office
Brian W. Perry
Stephen D. Colafella
Casey G. Shore
Barbara A. Zemlock
J. Andrew Salemme
Kathleen A. Nandan
Kayla M. Zizzi