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My strength lies in helping people by listening, answering  my clients' questions and addressing their concerns.  I treat them with respect and compassion because I understand that the legal system is extremely stressful.

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Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
  2. Car Accident: 20%
  3. DUI & DWI: 15%
  4. Slip and Fall: 10%
  5. Other: 25%
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Fees:

Contingent (25-33%)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Leonard Rivera Law

217 West State Street
Suite 300
Kennett Square, PA, 19348

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive199004/02/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2013
Outstanding AttorneysSuburban Life Magazine2013
Awesome AttorneysSuburban Life Magazine2011
Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2011
Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2010
Allegheny County Trial Lawyers Moot Court TeamPennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law1990
Distinguished Achievement in AdvocacyThe International Academy of Trial Lawyers1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerLeonard Rivera Law2013 - Present
PartnerMacElree Harvey2002 - Present
Sole PractitionerLeonard J. Rivera, P.C.1996 - 2002
Litigation ManagerPhysicians Insurance Company1994 - 1996
AssociateArnelle & Hastie1992 - 1994
Assistant Public DefenderDauphin County Public Defender's Office1990 - 1992
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Chester Water AuthorityBoard of Directors2012 - Present
Kennett Education FoundationBoard of Directors2012 - Present
Interbranch Commission on Gender, Racial and Ethnic FairnessSecretary2012 - Present
YMCA of Kennett SquareFund Development Committee2012 - Present
Interbranch Commission on Gender, Racial and Ethnic FairnessBoard of Directors2010 - Present
Longwood Rotary ClubN/A2006 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/A2002 - Present
La Comunidad HispanaBoard Member1998 - Present
Chester County Bar AssociationN/A1997 - Present
Latino Coalition of the Republican Party of Chester CountyFounding Member1994 - Present
Latino Luncheon of Chester CountyCo-founder1994 - Present
The Republican Committee of Chester CountyFinancial Secretary1994 - Present
Chester County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
YMCA of Kennett SquareBoard Member2003 - 2005
Chester County Bar Association, Sole Practitioner SectionChair1998 - 2002
Chester County Bar Association, Law Day CommitteeChair1996 - 1998
Industrial Development Authority of Chester CountyBoard Member1995 - 2002
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Out-Patient Surgery That Went Deadly WrongHospital and doctor settled case; multi-million dollar settlement.
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
MacElree Harvey NewsletterThe Impact of Padilla v. Kentucky2010
MacElree Harvey NewsletterThe Future of E-Verify: What is it and Will it Become Mandatory for for Pennsylvania Employers?2009
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawTrial AdvocacyLL.M - Master of Laws2008
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Ursinus CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Delaware Valley Translation Association Interpreters SeminarThe Interbranch Commission's Role in Interpreter Services2011
Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law SectionProper Utilization of Interpreters in Philadelphia's Family Court2010