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Leonard J. Rivera

Criminal defense Attorney at Kennett Square, PA

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About Leonard

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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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Licensed for 32 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1990
Updated 10/01/2022

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Leonard Rivera Law
217 West State Street
Suite 300
Kennett Square, PA, 19348

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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 25%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Leonard Rivera Law
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • MacElree Harvey
  • 2002 - Present
  • Sole Practitioner
  • Leonard J. Rivera, P.C.
  • 1996 - 2002
  • Litigation Manager
  • Physicians Insurance Company
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Associate
  • Arnelle & Hastie
  • 1992 - 1994
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Dauphin County Public Defender's Office
  • 1990 - 1992
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Education

  • The Beasley School of Law at Temple University
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2008
  • Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
  • J.D.-Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Ursinus College
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Legal Cases

  • Out-Patient Surgery That Went Deadly Wrong
  • Hospital and doctor settled case; multi-million dollar settlement.

Associations

  • Chester Water Authority
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - Present
  • Kennett Education Foundation
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - Present
  • YMCA of Kennett Square
  • Fund Development Committee
  • 2012 - Present
  • Interbranch Commission on Gender, Racial and Ethnic Fairness
  • Secretary
  • 2012 - Present
  • Interbranch Commission on Gender, Racial and Ethnic Fairness
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - Present
  • Longwood Rotary Club
  • 2006 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • 2002 - Present
  • La Comunidad Hispana
  • Board Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • 1997 - Present
  • The Republican Committee of Chester County
  • Financial Secretary
  • 1994 - Present
  • Latino Luncheon of Chester County
  • Co-founder
  • 1994 - Present
  • Latino Coalition of the Republican Party of Chester County
  • Founding Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • YMCA of Kennett Square
  • Board Member
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Chester County Bar Association, Sole Practitioner Section
  • Chair
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Chester County Bar Association, Law Day Committee
  • Chair
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Industrial Development Authority of Chester County
  • Board Member
  • 1995 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Outstanding Attorneys
  • Suburban Life Magazine
  • 2013
  • Awesome Attorneys
  • Suburban Life Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2010
  • Allegheny County Trial Lawyers Moot Court Team
  • Pennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law
  • 1990
  • Distinguished Achievement in Advocacy
  • The International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • 1990
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Publications

  • MacElree Harvey Newsletter
  • The Impact of Padilla v. Kentucky
  • 2010
  • MacElree Harvey Newsletter
  • The Future of E-Verify: What is it and Will it Become Mandatory for for Pennsylvania Employers?
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Delaware Valley Translation Association Interpreters Seminar
  • The Interbranch Commission's Role in Interpreter Services
  • 2011
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Proper Utilization of Interpreters in Philadelphia's Family Court
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (3)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Slip and fall accident Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Friend
"I had the pleasure of attending the Temple University LL.M program with Lenny in 2007-2008. He is a bright, articulate, and zealous advocate who is more than capable of being tough and pleasant at the same time (a tough combination). We have remained in touch and I count Lenny as a friend and a knowledgeable peer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the privilege of working with Lenny on a personal injury matter some years ago. I found him to be a very capable lawyer. He fought hard for his client, and was able to achieve a very favorable financial settlement for his client. I am happy to endorse Lenny Rivera."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Len for a number of years and I can say that he is an extremely effective criminal defense, personal injury and immigration attorney. He is active in a number of community organizations and is always willing to answer the call when called upon."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have practiced law with Lenny for many years. He is an exceptional Criminal Defense, Immigration and Personal Injury attorney. Lenny has years of experience navigating the court system and acheives superior results for his clients. I highly endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Kennett Square Criminal defense Lawyer Leonard J. Rivera
Leonard J. Rivera
Criminal defense Attorney
Kennett Square, PA
Licensed for 32 years