Steven M. Pacillio has been with the firm since 2002 and a partner since 2006. Mr. Pacillio focuses his practice solely in the field of criminal defense. An Ivy League graduate, Steve earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he took second place in the Gourley National Moot Court competition and served on the Library & Technology Committee of the Faculty Advisory Board. Mr. Pacillio currently sits on the Alumni Board of Managers of the University of Pennsylvania and is a member of the Board of Directors of JURIST, the world’s only law school-based comprehensive legal news and research service.
Mr. Pacillio left a career in the Information Technology field, where he specialized in computer design, network implementation and network security. Before joining MM&D, Steve served as an Assistant District Attorney in Delaware County, Pennsylvania for just under five years. He handled cases in the Magisterial District Courts, Summary Appeals, the Juvenile Division, Drug Court and the Criminal Trial Division. He was a founding member and lead prosecutor for the County’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, under a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. The task force prosecutes Internet solicitation and child pornography cases. Additionally, he headed up the Insurance Fraud Unit and Auto Theft Prevention Unit under grants from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. After leaving the District Attorney’s Office, Steve served as law clerk to the Honorable Robert C. Wright in the Criminal Division of the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas.
Mr. Pacillio is an active member of the Pennsylvania State Bar Association and the Delaware County Bar Association. He has written extensively in the areas of Sex Crimes, Child Pornography, Computer Crimes, and the Sex Offender Notification and Registration Act (SORNA) and has delivered seminars to members of the bench and fellow members of the bar, nationwide. Most often as an instructor for both the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the Delaware County Bar Association for continuing legal education courses presenting to other attorneys focusing on criminal defense, sex crimes, and technology/computer crimes. Steve also serves as a consultant and expert witness in litigation matters involving advanced technology and computer forensics in both State and Federal courts.
In addition to his extensive experience with complex and technical cases, Steve has experience as a healthcare provider under the Pennsylvania Department of Health Emergency Medical Services Division and assists the firm in medical documentation review.