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Brett J. Riegel

Criminal defense Attorney at Stroudsburg, PA

4.3   56 reviews
  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 28 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 28 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

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.  

Location

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

4.3 / 5.0
  56 customer reviews
Posted by Fagin | January 17, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
He’s the guy
Highly recommend anyone at this business but, especially Brett Reigel. Had a few difficult legal matters to tend to and Arm Lawyers handled it swiftly and smoothly. I got every outcome I desired. If you want to win, this place is the go to. I’ll reiterate, especially Brett! Love him. Thank you everyone at the ARM LAWYERS team for the hard work and dedication.
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Posted by SAMMY | December 30, 2023
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BRETT RIEGEL IS YOUR GUY !
Mr. Riegel has represented me 3 times within the last 5 years due to a very hostile neighbor of mine making all kinds of trouble for me. I cant say enough good things about Brett. He is an extremely excellent lawyer. If you are looking for a lawyer who will stand by your side, return your phone calls , respond promptly to your e mails , answer your questions & put your mind at ease , Brett is your guy !! He knows the law inside & out. He will fight for you. He is not intimidated. Put your mind at ease & let Brett do his thing. You have nothing to worry about. I highly recommend Brett to anyone out there looking for a solid no nonsense attorney. You won't be sorry. Brett riegel is your guy.
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Posted by Dallas | October 31, 2023
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Highly recommended
Mr. Riegel has represented my family and I in a couple of injury and criminal matters. I am always confident in him and his team. He is very knowledgeable and experienced. When you or someone you love is facing charges, he is absolutely the one you want representing you. I highly recommend him.
Posted by kim | September 29, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Good Attorney
positive results and smart. Would hire again thorough and kept you up to date on case progress
Posted by KRYSTAL | September 12, 2023
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AMAZING
Brett is a amazing lawyer you want him on your team very very good at what he does I highly recommend him
Posted by Ray | July 18, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend.
I hired Brett Riegel, very good communication, won the case. Highly recommend.
Posted by Emily | March 26, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Brett is worth every penny!
I hired Brett to represent me in a contentious and aggravated custody battle. Our first phone call was lengthy; I was terrified and rambling and was amazed at Brett's ability to sift through my saga and identify the key issues and come up with a solid plan on the spot. I immediately felt relieved and assured. Confident that my son's best interests were going to be fought for with earnestness, I moved forward with Brett and his team at ARM Lawyers. We've had numerous filings and court appearances over the last three years. Throughout the process, I was kept informed by a stellar office crew (Dana, Amanda and Lauren... you guys rock!) and always felt my case was in the best hands. I'm ecstatic to say that the court has awarded me primary custody of my son, thanks to the hard work that Brett and his team put in. I highly recommend ARM Lawyers for anyone looking for top notch representation! 10/10
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Posted by Kellie & Attikis | February 23, 2023
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You Want Brett on Your Team!
Brett & his team were outstanding! We highly recommend him/them. We were completely satisfied with our representation & his presentation at our in-person trial appearance. His line of questioning & delivery were both impressive! We had an almost 4-year long civil suit & Brett not only got us the justice we deserved, but he also proved the Defendants to be fraudulent in their transactions. He was transparent & responsive to all of our questions & concerns throughout the process. Personally, we appreciated the honest/candid responses. Brett & his team also have a great response time. He has even reached out to us after hours (a couple of times) & called us from his personal cell. If you need an attorney who is 100% on point, Brett is the right professional to higher!
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Posted by Adam | February 3, 2023
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Brett gave me my children back.
When I say that Brett gave me my children back, I am not being dramatic. Brett represented me in a false PFA case. I was served on the 29th of December and finding a lawyer between Christmas and New Years is next to impossible. Brett was HIGHLY recommended by a family friend and he agreed to meet with me. From the moment I met with him, I knew I was in good hands. He told me exactly what was going to happen every step of the way and was there for me no matter what questions I asked. He took the time to understand everything going on and make a plan to move forward. On the day of our appearance, he handled everything. When we went in to see the Judge, Brett was incredible. I have never seen anything like it. He was clearly in charge of the situation and did not back down. The opposing counsel was stuttering and confused at moments. Brett remained calm and controlled no matter what was happening. Ultimately, the PFA was thrown out and I was able to get my children and home back. I went 5 days on a couch without a word from my children. Without Brett, I'd still be homeless and unable to communicate with my kids for who knows how long. I cannot thank him enough and would recommend ANYONE with legal issues to contact Brett and ARM immediately.
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Posted by Philip | November 21, 2022
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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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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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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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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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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (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

Honors and 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)
Endorse Brett
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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