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Richard Francis Sweeney

Richard Francis Sweeney

also known as Richard F. Sweeney, Rich Sweeney

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About Me

   Richard F. Sweeney is a former City of Yonkers Judge and a lifelong resident of Westchester County. He is the son of a prominent attorney and the grandson of a New York Supreme Court Judge. He has spent his professional life serving the residents of Westchester County in both the private and public sectors.

Judicial Experience


* Former City Of Yonkers Judge

Professional Legal Experience

* Westchester County Attorney's Office
* Wrote and reviewed Westchester County Contracts
* Drafted Legislation
* Worked on establishing senior housing; enforced County Living Wage Law
* Prosecuted Juvenile Court cases
* Represented Westchester County in paternity & child support cases
* Family Court Guardian representing children as Attorney for the Child
* Family Court Attorney representing moms and dads in paternity, child support,
  child visitation, family offense cases
* Criminal law
* Conducted felony and misdemeanor jury & nonjury trials
* Arraignments, Bail Applications, Motions,Discovery
* Real Estate law
* Conducted landlord and tenant cases
* Jury and nonjury trials in personal injury and
  insurance/property damage cases
* Associate With Cerrato, Sweeney, Cohn, Stahl and Vaccaro Esqs.
* Associate With Fitzmaurice and Timone Esqs.


* Fordham University School of Law, J.D. 1984
* SUNY Oneonta, B.A. - Business / Economics, 1981

Professional Associations

* Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, 1998
* Admitted to practice before the Southern District of New York Federal Courts,
* New York State Bar
* Westchester County Bar Association
* Yonkers Lawyers Association
* Teamsters, Local 456 (1993-2007)

Community Service and Activities

* Access Westchester, Inc.
* Westchester Disabled on the Move, Inc.
* Volunteer for Big Brothers / Big Sisters
* Yonkers Lions Club
* East Yonkers Rotary Club
* Gorton High School Mock Trial Competitions


Photos and Videos

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Practice Areas


  1. Real Estate: 25%
    30 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    30 years
  3. Family: 20%
    30 years
  4. DUI & DWI: 15%
    30 years
  5. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 15%
    30 years



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • James G. Dibbini

    I wholeheartedly endorse Richard. I have known Richard to be a very knowledgeable and professional attorney in the areas of criminal law and real estate and strongly recommend Richard.


    James Dibbini Landlord & Tenant Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Richard F. Sweeney, Esq.

33 South Broadway, #17
Yonkers, NY, 10701


NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 198503/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2008 Community Service AwardYonkers Human Rights Commission2008
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyRichard F. Sweeney, Esq.2011 - Present
JudgeCity of Yonkers2010 - 2010
Assistant County AttorneyWestchester County Attorney Office1991 - 2007
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Lions Club Internationalmember2005 - Present
Westchester County Bar Associationmember1985 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
Westchester County Bar JournalSEQRA: The Process and Issues2006
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Fordham University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984