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Kathleen Gadalla

Kathleen Gadalla

Criminal Defense and Family Lawyer
The Law Office of Jason R Carpenter
Harrisburg, PA
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Attorney Biography

Kathleen brings her invaluable experience in criminal defense and family law. She has more than six years of experience that she gained before becoming a licensed attorney as she expanded her skills and expertise in many areas of law in which she clerked, interned, and worked in a variety of law areas, which gave her the sharp skills and mindset she has today.

Kathleen has a concentration in criminal law and is also a certified mediator. She received her permission to practice law in California in May of 2019 and received the license to practice law in Pennsylvania in February of 2021. As she is licensed in two states, Kathleen has an upper hand against her competitors. She graduated from the University of San Diego with a Juris Doctor with a Concentration in Criminal Litigation. She got awarded the Warren Family Scholarship in 2016-2017 and the USD Academic Scholarship in 2015-2016.

During her time at the University, Kathleen was part of the Middle Eastern Students Association, advocating for children and Education, and was the Chairman of the Education Liaison Program. She also became an Educations Rights Holder, participated in the Domestic Violence Clinic, and was a Moot Court Alumni Tournament Competitor.

She obtained a Juris Doctor, but she also graduated from the University of California in Merced, with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with an emphasis in American Politics and a minor in Cognitive Science. While attending the college, she got awarded the Deans' Honor Roll for three consecutive years.

She contributed to her community by being a Youth Advocate in the Youth Court Club. She administered a bench trial advocating on behalf of juveniles and received verdicts for them. Kathleen also became the Director of the University of California law clinic, where she coordinated numerous events on campus for advocating student rights.

She guided more than 260 students who required legal advice to appropriate lawyers around the Central Valley to assist with their cases from start to finish. She helped with issues ranging from immigration, family, and criminal.

As an attorney, she has gained reputable experience in criminal, family, and civil law, and her true passion for helping people in their time of need is indeed clear with every case she defends. Kathleen’s passion for justice shines brightest in the courtroom where she has had years of experience arguing in front of various levels of courts- lower-level courts, appellate level, and federal courts. Whether it's a family legal issue, criminal legal issue, or any other type of issue, she applies the same passion to all her clients to help them resolve their legal troubles.

Kathleen is humbled that individuals choose her to guide them through their issues and allow her to comfort them when they are in the most challenging moments of their lives. She genuinely loves being an attorney because she not only helps them solve legal issues, but she solves real-life problems that anyone can face.

On a more personal note, Kathleen was born and raised in sunny Los Angeles, California, and is currently a resident of York County, Pennsylvania. One of her many skills is being fluent in Arabic. Kathleen’s hobbies include hiking, long walks, sightseeing, and spending quality time with her husband. Her husband was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of Penn State.

Kathleen's extensive and deep background that includes being licensed in two states, having an extensive background in many types of law, and her extreme passion in helping others makes her a valuable addition to the firm and is a tremendous asset to have as part of our legal team.


Practice Areas

Criminal Defense (50%)
Family Law (50%)


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Kathleen Gadalla
The Law Office of Jason R Carpenter
4800 Linglestown Rd Ste 104
Harrisburg, PA 17112
Office: 717-537-0928

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