Fawn E. Kehler
As a result of her education, experience, and training, Attorney Fawn E.
Kehler is a highly knowledgeable Harrisburg criminal defense lawyer. She
offers her clients both sharp legal ability and strong character. Ms.
Kehler, who is one of the lawyers at Curcillo Law, LLC, serves as a dedicated
legal advocate for individuals in an around Harrisburg who are charged
Attorney Kehler was born and raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She graduated
from Central Dauphin East High School in 2002, and from Millersville University
in 2006. During her time at Millersville, she earned two Bachelor of Arts
degrees, which were in government and political affairs, and in psychology.
In 2010, Attorney Kehler graduated from Widener University School of Law
and received her Juris Doctor.
While studying law, Attorney Kehler received various distinct honors which include:
- Nomination for the Order of the Barristers National Honor Society
- Service as Vice President of Internal Competitions for the Moot Court Honor Society
- Membership of the Trial Advocacy Honor Society
- Membership of the Moot Court Honor Society
- Participation in the 2009 Widener Harrisburg/Delaware Moot Court Internal
- 2009-2010 Widener University School of Law Outstanding Service Award.
In addition to the honors listed above, Attorney Kehler also reached a
number of other achievements through her participation in oral advocacy
at Widener University. She achieved:
- Advancement as a Semi-Finalist in the 2009 Texas Young Lawyer's Trial
Advocacy National Trial Competition
- An award for 2008-2009 Best Oral Advocate of the Trial Advocacy Honor Society
- Advancement as a Semi-Finalist in the 2010 Hugh B. Pierce Internal Competition
- The Widener University School of Law's Certificate in Advocacy (2010)
In October of 2010, Attorney Kehler officially began her career as an attorney
when she was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar by the Supreme Court of
Pennsylvania and was permitted to practice law within the Commonwealth.
In the summer of 2008, Attorney Kehler served as a legal intern for the
Honorable John F. Cherry of the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas.
In 2009, she worked as a certified legal intern at the Harrisburg Civil
Law Clinic in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. At the Civil Law Clinic, Attorney
Kehler maintained case files and represented clients regarding family
law, estate law, consumer law, contract law, and unemployment hearings.
Also, in 2009, Attorney Kehler worked as a certified legal intern for
the Dauphin County District Attorney's Office located at the Dauphin
County Courthouse. Here, Attorney Kehler gained insight to life as a prosecutor
and obtained invaluable experience in preparing for and presenting jury
trials, juvenile master, and detention hearings. She also became experienced
in preparing legal research and drafting briefs for submission to the
Superior Court of Pennsylvania.
After taking the bar in July of 2010, Attorney Kehler immediately began
working as an Assistant District Attorney for the Adams County District
Attorney's Office in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Here, Ms. Kehler refined
her brief writing skills by handling all appeals in criminal cases and
drafting briefs in support of the Commonwealth's positions. Attorney
Kehler also had the privilege of presenting oral arguments before the
Superior Court of Pennsylvania. Additionally, Attorney Kehler enhanced
her trial skills by trying numerous cases in front of judges and juries—some
of which include DUI involving alcohol, DUI involving controlled substances,
theft, aggravated assault, drug crimes, and welfare fraud.
Notably, in 2012, Attorney Kehler prosecuted three defendants who were
charged with a combined 68 counts of animal cruelty. State Police executed
a valid search warrant on the property located in East Berlin and seized
over 51 abused and neglected animals. Charges were brought when Ms. Kehler
learned that these animals and other animals located on the property were
severely injured, deceased, diseased, and / or malnourished. With the
help of the ACSPCA and the State Police, the lives of 19 cats, two miniature
horses, two mares (horses), two bull calves, nine dogs, and numerous rabbits
and guinea pigs were saved when the judge awarded custody of the animals
to the ACSPCA. Today, Attorney Kehler's background in prosecution
provides her with inside knowledge that serves as a major asset to her
criminal defense clients.