Joseph A. Curcillo, III is Of Counsel to Curcillo & Maclay in Harrisburg. He has been practicing criminal law since 1985. Because Attorney Curcillo has experience serving as both a criminal defense
lawyer and prosecutor, he offers well-balanced insight into most effectively handling criminal cases. Contact our office
to schedule an appointment.
Of Counsel, CFO of Curcillo & Maclay
As a former prosecutor, he serves as a challenging courtroom adversary when he is representing his criminal defense clients. As a former prosecutor, he handled numerous DUI, white-collar crime, and child abuse cases, as well as other types of criminal cases. Today, Attorney Curcillo's main practice area is
In addition to representing clients through his private practice, he currently holds the positions of Dauphin County Chief Solicitor, as well as Solicitor for East Pennsboro Township in Cumberland County. Mr. Curcillo
brings highly valuable insight to the juvenile law
cases he handles, as he acted as a Juvenile Master for
the Court of Common Pleas of Dauphin County from 2000 through 2011.
As an active member of the Dauphin County, Franklin County, and PA bar associations, he remains highly involved in the local legal community.
Background as a Prosecutor
Attorney Curcillo graduated with his J.D. from Temple University School of Law in 1985. Over the next decade, he went on to become an Assistant District Attorney and Deputy District Attorney in two PA counties (Clearfield and Dauphin counties), a partner at a private law firm (MacIntyre, Curcillo & MacIntyre), a Special Child Abuse Prosecutor for the District Attorney of York County's child abuse unit, and Acting Chief Deputy Attorney General for the PA Office of Attorney General.
He eventually redirected his focus to criminal defense, venturing out into his own private practice. Today, he is a highly experienced criminal defense lawyer who works vigorously to uphold the rights of individuals who have been arrested and charged with all types of crimes.
Because of the extent of his knowledge and skill, Mr. Curcillo has frequently provided presentations on trial advocacy strategies in Continuing Legal Education programs for the PA Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the PA Bar Institute, and the Dauphin County Bar Association.
In addition to that, he has worked as an adjunct professor at the Widener University School of Law and as an Evidence and Courtroom Presentation instructor at the regional Municipal Police Academy.
Involvement in the Legal Community
Attorney Curcillo has taken on numerous leadership roles in a number of professional organizations. He is currently President of the Dauphin County Bar Foundation, Zone 3 Director for the PA Bar Foundation, a member of the PA Bar Association (PBA) Criminal Justice Section and of the PBA Editorial Committee, and a member of the PA Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' Board of Directors.
He has previously served as President of the Dauphin County Bar Association (DCBA). In addition to his legal association activities, Mr. Curcillo
serves as President of McDevitt High School's Board of Directors as well as President of the Psychic Entertainers Association.
Clients can turn to Attorney Curcillo for defense in various levels of the court system. He has been admitted to practice in the state courts of PA; in the U.S. District Court's Western, Eastern and Middle districts
of PA; in the U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit; and in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Areas of Practice
DUI / DWI
White collar crimes
Entertainment, sports, and leisure law
Motor vehicle accidents - plaintiff
Personal injury - plaintiff
90% of practice devoted to litigation
Of Counsel, Curcillo & Maclay, 2017 - Present
Managing Attorney of Curcillo Law, LLC., 2012 - 2016
Chief Solicitor, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, 2012 - 2016
Solicitor to Board of Commissioners at East Pennsboro Township, Cumberland County, January 2010 - 2014
Partner at Beinhaur & Curcillo, February 1997 - 2011
Hearing Officer at Capital Tax Collection Bureau, February 2010 - October 2011
Juvenile Hearing Examiner at
Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas, January 2000 - March 2011
Vice President / Treasurer at Colonial Land Transfer, January 1997 - August 2009
Adjunct Professor at Widener School of Law, January 1994 - May 2006
Instructor at Municipal Police Academy, February 1988 - January 2005
Speaker, Entertainer, and Consultant at Thought Emporium, Ltd, January 1995 - Present
U.S. District Court Western District of PA, 1986
U.S. District Court Eastern District of PA, 1997
U.S. District Court Middle District of PA, 1997
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1997
U.S. Supreme Court
Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, PA: J.D. - 1985
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA - Major: Engineering