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Brett J. Riegel

Criminal defense Attorney at Stroudsburg, PA

4.2   47 reviews

About Brett

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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.  

Licensed for 27 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1995
Updated 11/04/2022
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1995
Updated 10/01/2022

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

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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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Reviews

4.2 / 5.0
  47 customer reviews
Posted by Philip | November 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brett Riegel And Arm Law Firm Are Top Notch !
How do I review a lawyer that has given my child and I our lives back? Brett Riegel is the best attorney in the area and will go that extra mile for you. Whether it was a phone call, text message or email he was always on top of my concerns and issues. He’s very intelligent, professional, was able to think outside the box and come up with a game plan to successfully win my case. He dealt with a very long and hard custody battle for me that lasted over 10 years. Brett not only defeated the other side but brought the truth to light, succeeding where previous attorneys had failed. His court room demeanor is unrivaled . He is able to read and handle a situation before it takes place but never loses his cool. His legal aid is also a huge asset to the law firm. Dana is a caring and attentive individual. If you want the best of the best don’t look any further! Brett Riegel should be your lawyer! I am proud to know him and recommend him . 10/10 Rating!
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Posted by Bryn | August 12, 2022
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He’s the best!
This is my second time working with Brett on business related matters and I am so thankful to have his expertise and guidance to count on. He takes the stress out of very stressful situations like no other, is super responsive and just overall great to work with. And the cherry on top is that he got me an even better outcome than I could have hoped for! I would recommend Brett Riegel to everyone!
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Posted by Leo | January 17, 2022
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Highly Skilled, Highly Professional, Attentive Counsel
Brett represented my family in front of the Township in a hearing to obtain a zoning permission to expand a residential property. Brett was extremely professional and knowledgeable from the moment of our initial consultation, and came across as a "straight shooter" that gave an honest assessment of the pros & cons of our zoning request, and immediately offered valuable advice on strategy and tactics. We had two weeks to prepare, and Brett had several phone calls and Zoom meetings with us where he came ready with his advice, having reviewed and internalized all documents in advance of our discussions, and guided us to the types of questions we should expect and how to answer them. At the hearing itself, Brett showed an encyclopedic knowledge of local zoning code, and was able to offer effective answers to the Township's legal challenges, citing sections of the law from memory. Logistically, his office was seamless to deal with, and they provided printouts of all of the exhibits needed for the hearing. We came away realizing that we would never have had a successful outcome without Brett's involvement, and were appreciative of his level of service to the "average person" client (we are not a corporation that has lawyers on retainer). From a billing standpoint, Brett gave a reasonable estimate on the time commitment he needed to adequately prepare, and was true to his word. I would wholeheartedly recommend Brett to anyone seeking highly competent and attentive support.
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Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2020
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Very professional
Brett came into my situation and did a wonderful job. I was heading to state prison for second time and He worked with the prosecutors for an excellent deal that saved me at least 5 years. He was Willing to work with payment plans on a time-friendly schedule. I would highly recommend Brett to anyone that is facing serious charges. This man cares about his clients and takes the time to build a relationship with them. 5 out 5 stars no questions asked.
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Posted by Lynda | October 9, 2019
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The Best
He did a full investigation, did a research and willing to communicated with all parties concerned . Very professional and honest. I wouldn’t use any other.
Posted by Timothy | June 19, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
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Brett Riegel was exceptionally knowledgeable and extremely helpful in every aspect of my case. He along with ARM Lawyers took a personal approach to everything they did for me and were always reachable whenever I needed advice or questions answered. I would definitely hire them again if the need ever occurs again.
Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Above & Beyond Legal Representation
I am not from PA but I caught a serious case in PA. The type of case that would've put me away for at least 7 years - especially because I have prior offenses... I lost all hope and sometimes considered the unthinkable. I wanted the world to stop spinning so that I could get off. Yeah, it was like that; but Brett and his staff gave me hope. This man, this complete stranger represented me and saved my life. I could write a novel about how I feel right now, but I'll just sum it all up by saying Brett is the real deal, no bs. From the bottom of my heart, thank you Brett, I am FOREVER GRATEFUL!! God Bless You, You are a Good Man and a hell-of-an Attorney. Oh! I can't forget your staff: Barbara, Jason, Dakota, Mary and everyone else - so amazing and genuine. Thank you, thank you all for all of your support and hospitality. God Bless You All!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2018
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THE BEST
Brett is a true professional. I was facing severe criminal charges. He was able to get them reduced. He was a fantastic negotiater. His twenty plus years of experience paid off for me. He shows real concern for your case and you as a person.
Posted by Chrysse Crash | May 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Superb legal representation
Brett calmly and professionally made me feel at ease from the very first consultation. He took the time to listen to my specific circumstances and used those to negotiate my case involving DUI's in two different counties. I sincerely appreciate his patience, expertise and ability to calm my nerves in an otherwise stressful situation. He was totally upfront and honest with me and quite reasonable. He is intelligent, compassionate and dedicated to his clients. Not once did I place a call to him that was not answered. I would and have highly recommended Brett to anyone in need of legal representation in any matter. You won't find a better lawyer
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Posted by Mike Pierone | February 22, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
What a great Resource!
I have never had a reason to regret referring Brett to anyone. He is always helpful, and I am always thanked by everyone I refer him to. That means a lot to me. He is a great listener, and he doesn't try to pigeon hole your problem into what he already knows how to do. He can think outside the box and find a solution that matches up with your unique issue(s). He is professional and easy to like. I recommend him highly.
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Posted by Jillian | February 22, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Always Available - Always Friendly - Always Helpful
Brett has been a fantastic resource for myself and a number of my friends and family members. His advise has been invaluable and has kept myself and others out of legal conundrums on more than on occasion; when any other lawyer might have pushed us into legal action unnecessarily just to charge a fee. His is the first number I give when I know someone with a need, and if I ever find myself in need, Attorney Riegel is already on speed-dial.
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Posted by Scott | June 29, 2015
Brett is terrific!
Brett helped me with a tenant in 2013, and he's helping me now with elder law in June 2015. He is intelligent and personable. His experience and knowledge are extremely evident. He gave me sound legal advice and peace of mind. I would definitely recommend him to anyone seeking an approachable, professional lawyer.
Posted by Dee | June 4, 2015
Great Attorney....highly recommend
Brett was absolutely great from beginning to end. Answered all my questions, never felt like I was annoying him, Brett encouraged me to ask questions since I had no idea what I was in for. He responded to all of my emails within no time. Very responsive. I was a nervous wreck but Brett put me at ease completely. Also, got me a great deal with the officer and judge. Highly recommend.
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Posted by Jim | May 30, 2015
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The Best
Brett has an uncanny understanding of the law as it applies to different situations. His compassion for his clients is unparalleled by any other. You want or need a fair shake? This is definitely the guy to see.
Posted by Michele | March 28, 2015
Inspiring conduct
Brett's ability to negotiate tricky (familial) dynamics is superb. I was impressed with his steady demeanor, his insight into the nuances of potential outcomes, the calm manner in which he helped us understand the various factors involved, and finally with his poise in eliciting a workable solution to what seemed an intractable situation. He shared that he is a hunter, and I could recognize his ability to wait, wait, wait -- until the moment was right to move, with full commitment.
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Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2015
Great with People
Brett is responsive to the needs of his clients. He is considerate and listens to them. For many people meeting with an attorney can be a stressful time and Brett does an excellent job of making his clients feel comfortable and relaxed. But most importantly, Brett is great at getting the best results for his clients.
Posted by John | March 12, 2015
Custody and Criminal
I have known Brett from retaining him for custody and criminal. He is someone who is always available to his clients. He will respond immediately to a email and or phone call. He cares about his clients. Brett looks out for their best interest. I've seen the petitions , answers , emails and letters he has written on my behalf and am always amazed at his knowledge and understanding at the law as well as getting his point across. I've come to realize through Brett that the law does have grey areas and he is able to use his expertise and personality to get results. Of course when he is in the court room he is at his best. I highly recommend Brett.
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Posted by Daniel | March 6, 2015
Excellent Legal Representation
I can always count on Brett for his Excellence with anything I need regarding legal services. Thank you for all your help. I would definitely reccommend your services.
Posted by Brandon | February 27, 2015
A trusted person to get things done
I worked with Brett last year on a very unusual family situation. Our first hour consultation was incredibly productive and he quickly understood a very complex and sensitive situation. His recommendation was something only a knowledgeable pro in his area would have thought of and he opened up his professional network, making several recommendations to members in the law community who were equally as impressive. I got the sense that Brett was truly a part of the team, focusing on getting my family's goal accomplished.
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Posted by GG | January 16, 2015
Awesome and compassionate ....
The first moment I met Brett, I was at the end of my financial means and felt very scared that I would loose out on what was owed me due to this....his calmness and compassion when he listened to my story that day, made me hear angel bells.. It's easy to trust him without a doubt...he puts you at ease with his humor and knowledge ...he didn't judge...he explained everything in terms I could understand and no matter how many times I texted or emailed he always got back to me without hesitation or making me feel like a pain in his butt. Oh and his legal skills are amazing....my outcome for my support and alimony is more then I hoped, he is handling my civil matter with gusto, and I look forward to him handling my divorce as well. I can not say how much I trust him, and how grateful I am for his help. You feel like you are dealing with a real person, a friend, a confidant....he truly sparkles!!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Anders, Riegel & Masington, LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Partner
  • Amori & Riegel, LLC
  • 1996 - 2011
  • Clerk
  • The Honorable Peter J. O’Brien
  • 1995 - 1995
  • Law Clerk
  • Pennsylvania State Education Association
  • 1993 - 1995
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Education

  • Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Dickinson College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Associations

  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • 1995 - Present
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Pike County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Excellent Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 1982
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Publications

  • Personal Injury 101
  • Personal Injury 101
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • US Law Shield
  • Firearms Law
  • 2016
  • Personal Injury 101
  • Personal Injury 101
  • 2014
  • Applying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Attorney Needs to Know
  • Applying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Attorney Needs to Know
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (4)
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brett is a well respected contributor to the defense bar. He is passionate about his work and an attorney whose opinion I always consider as it is based on a depth of knowledge and experience in the field. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"My law firm has had a working relationship with Brett for many years. Brett is an excellent attorney with a sharp mind, good communication skills and is well regarded among his peers in the legal community. He is responsive to the clients we recommend to him. I highly recommend Brett."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Other
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had numerous cases with Atty. Riegel over the years. You would be hard pressed to find a better and/or more knowledgable criminal defense attorney. I highly recommend Atty. Riegel."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brett Riegel is a smart, knowledgable lawyer who understands both the technical aspects and the art of practicing criminal law. I have worked with him on cases so I know from first-hand experience that his ability to find defenses and apply the law to the facts of each case in an effort to develop creative solutions is top-notch. That is why I refer all of my Monroe County (and the surrounding northeastern Pennsylvania area) cases to him."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brett and I have known each other for quite some time. His results for his clients are unmatched. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brett is an asset to his clients. He is extremely knowledgeable and helpful throughout the process."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brett is an incredible attorney who achieves great results for his clients time and time again. I would highly recommend him."
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