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Brett J. Riegel

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Family, Personal Injury, General Practice

About Me

Founding member of the firm, Brett J. Riegel, Esq., is a native of Berwick, Pennsylvania, who graduated at the top of his class in 1988 as a multi-sport letter athlete, Eagle Scout and community activist.  Following honors graduation from Dickinson College, with a double major in English and Dramatic Arts as preparation for law school, Brett, completed his legal studies at the Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. 


At the Dickinson School of Law, Brett focused his attention on real world experiences, which would allow him to be an aggressive advocate for clients after completing his legal education. While in school, he served as a member of the Appellate Moot Court Board, The Trial Moot Court Board, the American Trial Lawyers Association Trial Team, and the Robert F. Wagner Appellate Moot Court Competition.  In addition to these honors, Brett took all of the available trial advocacy and appellate advocacy courses the law school offered and graduated towards the top of his class.  During his time at Dickinson, in addition to the academic and extracurricular activities schedule, Brett worked in the legal division of the Pennsylvania State Education Association, where he assisted staff and regional attorneys in their representation of unionized teachers and support staff in a wide variety of matters before administrative agencies, trial and appellate courts.


After law school, Brett relocated to Monroe County, Pennsylvania where he had a one (1)  year Clerkship with Monroe County Court of Common Pleas Judge Peter J. O'Brien.  In that role, Brett was introduced to most of the influential decision makers in Monroe County and received hands on experience allowing him to recognize what methods of advocacy are the most effective for clients charged with a crime or otherwise embroiled in a legal battle.


At the conclusion of his Clerkship, Brett formed a small firm, later known as Amori & Riegel, LLC where he practiced for nearly 16 years as the primary litigation partner in both criminal and family law.


Beginning January 1, 2012, he joined with veteran attorneys Marshall Anders and Nicholas J. Masington, III to form Anders, Riegel & Masington, LLC. 


Since that time, Brett has handled hundreds of criminal matters, including many which  proceeded to trial, in fourteen (14) different judicial districts in the Common Pleas Courts of Pennsylvania, and seven (7) different judicial districts in New Jersey, as well as the Federal District Courts of the Middle District and Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Brett has handled appellate matters before the Commonwealth, Superior and Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania and before the Federal 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals and United States Supreme Court.


In addition to the criminal matters, Brett has also focused his practice on family law and other civil litigation matters, including personal injury, business litigation, real estate litigation and appeals.  

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    20 years
  2. General Practice: 10%
    20 years
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    20 years
  4. Family: 10%
    20 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-40%), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • William Mansour

    I highly endorse this lawyer. Brett is one of the best criminal defense attorneys you will find. He's smart, personable, and well-respected in the local legal community. I can't recommend him enough.

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    William Mansour Debt Collection Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Michael D. Litman

    I contacted Mr. Riegel to get legal advice regarding a Pennsylvania matter that involved both criminal and family law issues. He was very knowledgeable and helpful with the matter, knowing exactly the rights steps to take to resolve the issues in the case. I highly recommend Mr. Riegel's legal services, and will certainly contact him again for any legal issues I have in Pennsylvania.

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    Michael Litman DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Anders Riegel & Masington, LLC

18 N 8th St
Anders Riegel & Masington Llc
Stroudsburg, PA, 18360-1718

Anders, Riegel & Masington, LLC

226 Delaware Ave.
Palmerton, PA, 18071

Anders, Riegel & Masington, LLC

128 E. Broad St.
Bethlehem, PA, 18018

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NJActive199505/29/2015
PAActive199505/31/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerPhiladelphia Magazine2015
Excellent RatingAvvo2014
Eagle ScoutBoy Scouts of America1982

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerAnders, Riegel & Masington, LLC2012 - Present
PartnerAmori & Riegel, LLC1996 - 2011
ClerkThe Honorable Peter J. O’Brien1995 - 1995
Law ClerkPennsylvania State Education Association1993 - 1995

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1995 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1995 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
American Bar Association, Criminal Justice SectionMember1995 - Present
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember1995 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/A1995 - Present
Monroe County Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Pike County Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Personal Injury 101Personal Injury 1012014
Applying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Attorney Needs to KnowApplying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Attorney Needs to Know2013

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Dickinson CollegeEnglish and Dramatic ArtsBA - Bachelor of Arts1992

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Personal Injury 101Personal Injury 1012014
Applying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Attorney Needs to KnowApplying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Attorney Needs to Know2013