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Richard William Dever

DUI and DWI Attorney at Rochester, NY

5.0   8 reviews

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              Former Monroe County Senior Assistant District Attorney and DWI prosecutor. Successfully defending DWI offenses for over 25 years.

Successfully defending misdemeanor DWI and  Felony DWI in Monroe, Livingston, Ontario, Genesee, Steuben and Yates Counties. I will personally represent you at all court appearances. No junior associate will handle your case. Dedicated to providing aggressive, effective defense against loss of license and criminal conviction. Call for a free consultation and price quote.

Licensed for 37 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1985
Updated 11/17/2022
State OR
Status Resigned
Acquired 1993
Updated 12/11/2022

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

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Law Office of Richard Dever
1151 Titus Avenue
Rochester, NY, 14617


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Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best!
Having this be the first time ever needing an attorney I was not only ashamed but lost. The only “good” thing for going on the Internet was finding Richard to be my attorney. Not only did his website catch my eye but his reviews made me make the call. Reviews don’t lie. Thank you for not only taking care of everything so I could catch my breath again but letting me know everything will be okay soon! And on top of it all, financially, couldn’t ask for a better option. Call him if needed, you won’t regret it.
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Posted by Luis | November 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Dever was on top of everything, I live in New York City and the hassle to go all the way up to Rochester would have been crazy but Mr. Dever made it happen I only had to go for the plea deal 1 time and his prices are great considering everyone else. Thanks Mr. Dever
Posted by Cory Gray | October 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Peace of Mind
Richard was by my side every step of the way, something the larger firms cannot offer. He was very knowledgeable about the DWI process and explained everything that would happen in the justice system and the DMV. Facing charges in the #1 county for DWI convictions and a strong case against me, Richard was able to reduce my sentencing to the minimum sentence allowed by law. He kept me out of jail, off probation, and I was able to drive with a conditional license. He quickly answered any questions I had. I was able to live a somewhat normal life as I knew Richard was taking care of the problem. The best advice I can give anyone in my position would be to hire Richard. He has years of experience, affordable, and he can give you the peace of mind that is desperately needed during such a stressful time.
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Posted by Taquanda | October 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
He's an awesome attorney!!! I highly recommend him
I offer the highest possible recommendation for Mr. Richard dever to represent anyone that requires a Row attorney…He was always available for questions and answered all inquiries. He goes the distance for his client and explains everything in detail no matter how big or small. Mr. Dever thinks and acts accordingly “on his feet” in and out of the courtroom. I am truly grateful for his knowledge as I witnessed this first-hand during a recent dwi case he represented me in.
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Posted by Michael | October 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
Richard was very thorough from the beginning. Facing a DWI charge and two lesser infractions, Richard managed to get everything reduced down to a lesser offense as quickly as possible. He was promptly on time to every court date, very open about communicating with me, and made sure to give me the best legal representation as possible. On top of all this, I was given great advice for any future run-ins with law enforcement. I would definitely recommend Richard Dever's services!
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Posted by Charlie | October 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would Recommend
Me. Dever was extremely helpful and supportive throughout the whole DUI process. He was always available to talk and he got my charges down.
Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
I hired Richard to oversee a DUI conviction. He always had me prepared for Court and let me know in advance of any paperwork or fine payments that I would need. Richard also consistently stayed in touch with me, provided knowledgeable advice and answered any questions I had. One of the best qualities of hiring Richard is that he is very reliable and always made sure to return any phone calls or text messages l as soon as he got an opportunity to. I’m very happy to have hired a lawyer as experienced as Richard and appreciate all of the knowledge and advice that he has given me during this process.
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Posted by Eric | December 11, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Eric W.
Mr. Dever provided excellent knowledgeable service. He kept me informed every step of my case and worked with me to make services affordable. I would highly reccomend him!!!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Senior Assistant District Attorney
  • Monroe County District Attorney Office
  • 1985 - 2001


  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • State University of New York, Albany
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1980
  • Cardinal Mooney High School
  • 1976

Legal Cases

  • People v. Client B
  • Client B plead to misdemeanor DWI with statutory minimim sentence.
  • People v. Client A
  • Client fined for traffic violation
  • People v. Client C
  • Client plead guilty to DWAI, a violation.


  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • 1985 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Dick Dever for over 30 years. He has always been a thoughtful and conscientious advocate for his clients"
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Rochester DUI and DWI Lawyer Richard William Dever
Richard William Dever
DUI and DWI Attorney
Rochester, NY
Licensed for 37 years
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