Barbara Jo Entwistle Esq.

Barbara Jo Entwistle Esquire

Sole Practitioner
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

I began the practice of law as a sole practitioner in Maryland in 1982, practicing primarily in Prince George's, Montgomery, Howard and Frederick Counties. In 1984, my husband, myself and our four (4) children moved to a farm in Adams County, Pennsylvania, where I was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1984. I maintained a dual state practice, primarily in Adams, Franklin and York Counties in Pennsylvania and Frederick, Carroll, and Washington Counties in Maryland.

My firm, Entwistle & Roberts, is a general practice office and includes myself as Managing Attorney, and my two (2) daughters, Heather Entwistle Roberts, Esquire, admitted to the practice of law in Pennsylvania in 2008, and Jamison Entwistle, Esquire, admitted to the practice of law in Pennsylvania in 2012.In my 30+ years of practice I have primarily focused on the areas of family law (including divorce, support, property distribution, and custody) and have served as a specially appointed Master in Adams County, Pennsylvania divorce cases. I have a solid background in criminal litigation, including summary, misdemeanor and felony cases (both jury and judge trials); estate planning, including wills, powers of attorney, living wills, and estate work; and civil litigation, including landlord/tenant, contract and general litigation matters.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time on my 130+ acre farm located in beautiful Adams County whenever possible with my four (4) daughters, eleven (11) grandchildren and two (2) great-grandchildren. I also enjoy traveling to Europe, St. John's USVI, and Vinalhaven, Maine.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Family Law
  • 20% Estate Planning
  • 15% Criminal Law
  • 15% Civil Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 65% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1984
  • Maryland, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1985


  • University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    • J.D. - 1979
  • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
    • M.A. - 1972
    • Major: German Literature
  • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
    • B.A. - 1969
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Dean's List


  • Paralegal Classes, Harrisburg Area Community College, 1984 - 1986
  • Paralegal Classes, University of Maryland

Honors and Awards

  • Fulbright Scholarship - German Literature, 1970 - 1971

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Adams County Bar Association, Member, 1991 - 2016
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, 1984 - 2016
  • Maryland Bar Association, Member, 1980 - 2016

Past Employment Positions

  • Federal Trade Commission, Paralegal, 1975 - 1979


  • English
  • German


Entwistle & Roberts
37 West Middle Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Phone: 717-339-4997
Fax: 717-334-7447
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