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Richard Francis Sweeney

DUI and DWI Attorney at Yonkers, NY

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Richard F. Sweeney, Rich Sweeney

  • State Years
    New York - NY 39 years
    Florida - FL 38 years
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1985
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1985
    Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    Former Judge, Richard F. Sweeney, has experience in defending people against these charges. With his extensive experience in the courts of Yonkers and Westchester County, his knowledge of the laws and procedures involved are unparalleled. Contacting him immediately upon your arrest puts all this to work for you.

    39 years

  2. Criminal defense
    Let a former judge represent you in Yonkers/Westchester County for all criminal charges, DWI/DUI, misdemeanors and felonies. (914) 527-5367 [email protected]

    39 years

  3. Family
    Have an experienced family law attorney represent you in Westchester County. Call me for custody, visitation, family offenses, juvenile delinquency / PINS, and integrated domestic violence matters. (914) 527-5367 [email protected]

    39 years

  4. Real estate
    Experience Counts! Throughout my career, I have been a bank attorney, title closer, and buyer and seller attorney relating to residential real estate. Put this experience to work for you in negotiating sales contracts, dealing with title and municipal issues, dealing with bank attorneys, estimating closing costs, and the closing! (914) 527-5367 [email protected]

    39 years

  5. Speeding and traffic ticket
    Watch out for that license! It's the only one you have! Former traffic judge is available to represent you in southern Westchester County courts relating to all traffic issues. (914) 527-5367 [email protected]

    39 years

   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

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Richard F. Sweeney, Esq.
33 South Broadway, #17
Yonkers, NY, 10701

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Posted by Ron | August 8, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
A great lawyer.
Mr. Sweeney is just a great, amazing and honest lawyer. I had about 10 opens tickets, my license was suspended by the judge until trail because the amount of tickets. I reached out to about 20 lawyers, some said they can help me and others cannot. When I was blessed with Mr. Sweeney, he had a plan he told me what was the goal and a week later I went t from 10 pending tickets to 3 tickets. I was facing 9 points on my license and Mr. Sweeney brought it down to 2 points. Some of the tickets I received was major but he resolved everything!! He will even give you a speech to be more responsible lol. I recommend him a 100 percent. He’s very fair with prices as well and offering payment arrangements if needed.
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Posted by Kevin | September 28, 2012
Richard Sweeney Honest and Professional
I hired Rich to do my divorce. He was thorough professional and honest. I have already recommended him to others


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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Richard F. Sweeney, Esq.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Judge
  • City of Yonkers
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Assistant County Attorney
  • Westchester County Attorney Office
  • 1991 - 2007


  • Fordham University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984


  • Lions Club International
  • member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • member
  • 1985 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2008 Community Service Award
  • Yonkers Human Rights Commission
  • 2008


  • Westchester County Bar Journal
  • SEQRA: The Process and Issues
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (8)
Endorse Richard
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Sweeney is a hard working, compassionate and client oriented advocates. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Sweeney is simply an exceptional attorney who I would recommend to everyone and anyone. I am a former judge, former magistrate, former prosecutor, and an attorney with 24 years of experience. I still learn from his answers on Avvo on a daily basis and I am constantly impressed."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Sweeney takes great pride in his work as a criminal defense and real estate attorney. He is very intelligent and always serves the best interest of his clients. I am sure he will exceed your expectations. FIVE STARS!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
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