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Andrea E. Mertz
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Andrea E. Mertz

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI

About Me

If you are accused of a crime, the only thing standing between you and a powerful, resourceful Pennsylvanian prosecutorial government is a fierce advocate and an aggressive and persuasive litigator.  In fact, as a criminal defense attorney, I represent the last, and only, bastion of protection safeguarding you, your rights and your personal freedom.


 


I spent more than seven years at the Office of the Berks County Public Defender defending the most difficult cases with outstanding results.  I earned a reputation among my peers, District Attorneys, Judges and the private bar for being a fierce and formidable advocate and an aggressive and persuasive litigator.  It was on the heels of this experience that I launched into private practice where I have more time to spend on each individual case and with each client.


 


I have represented hundreds of clients in cases ranging from misdemeanors to the most serious and violent felonies.  I have tried cases in front of juries and judges and have an excellent success record.  Of my last 10 jury trials, six defendants were totally acquitted and the remaining four were found guilty of significantly lesser charges then the prosecution sought.   


 


 


I take each case very seriously, as though the liberty of my friend or a family member is in jeopardy.  I have the experience to evaluate and give honest and reliable advice and the passion and talent to advocate on your behalf.  I have a background of helping individuals overcome significant difficult challenges in their lives and arise from the challenge to a bright future.  I will do the same for you.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    7 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    14 years

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

16 total 

  • Judd S Nemiro

    Top-notch attorney. I endorse this lawyer.

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    Judd Nemiro Divorce & Separation Attorney
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  • Thomas Murray Spivack

    I endorse this lawyer. It is very clear from her many years of experience and her contributions that Ms. Mertz is extremely knowledgeable and highly competent. I wouldn't hesitate recommending her.

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    Thomas Spivack Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Waldman Law Group, P.C.

711 Spring Street
Suite 100
Reading/Wyomissing, PA, 19610

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive199905/31/2015
MDInactive199810/29/2009

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Purdue Scholar Athlete of the YearJohn Purdue Club1991

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyWaldman Law Group, P.C.2009 - Present
Public DefenderBerks County Office Of The Public Defender2001 - 2009
AttorneyEllsworth, Carlton & Waldman, P.C.1998 - 2001

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Berks County Bar Association, Criminal Law CommitteeVice Chair2015 - Present
Berks County Bar Association, Criminal Law CommitteeExecutive Committee2014 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationAttorney Member2009 - Present
Berks County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2001 - Present

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Purdue UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1991

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
BCTVIntersection Between Social Security Disability and FMLA2009