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Andrea E. Mertz

About me

If you are accused of a crime, the only thing standing between you and a powerful, resourceful Pennsylvanian prosecutorial government is a fierce advocate and an aggressive and persuasive litigator.  In fact, as a criminal defense attorney, I represent the last, and only, bastion of protection safeguarding you, your rights and your personal freedom.


I spent more than seven years at the Office of the Berks County Public Defender defending the most difficult cases with outstanding results.  I earned a reputation among my peers, District Attorneys, Judges and the private bar for being a fierce and formidable advocate and an aggressive and persuasive litigator.  It was on the heels of this experience that I launched into private practice where I have more time to spend on each individual case and with each client.


I have represented hundreds of clients in cases ranging from misdemeanors to the most serious and violent felonies.  I have tried cases in front of juries and judges and have an excellent success record.  Of my last 10 jury trials, six defendants were totally acquitted and the remaining four were found guilty of significantly lesser charges then the prosecution sought.   



I take each case very seriously, as though the liberty of my friend or a family member is in jeopardy.  I have the experience to evaluate and give honest and reliable advice and the passion and talent to advocate on your behalf.  I have a background of helping individuals overcome significant difficult challenges in their lives and arise from the challenge to a bright future.  I will do the same for you.


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    8 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    15 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Kevin Feeney

    Andrea is a smart and tough trial lawyer. She is a great person to have on your side.


    Kevin Feeney Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Joseph Andres Guillama

    I have known Andrea since the time I began practicing law and in that time I have known Andrea to be a highly effective and passionate criminal defense attorney. Not only does she truly care about her clients and their well-being, but she thoroughly knows the law and aggressively advocates for her clients at all levels of their representation. I would have no hesitation in recommending Andrea Mertz to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney.


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Contact info

Waldman Law Group, P.C.

711 Spring Street
Suite 100
Reading/Wyomissing, PA, 19610


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Pennsylvania Criminal Defense AttorneysThe American Society of Legal Advocates2016
Purdue Scholar Athlete of the YearJohn Purdue Club1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyWaldman Law Group, P.C.2009 - Present
Public DefenderBerks County Office Of The Public Defender2001 - 2009
AttorneyEllsworth, Carlton & Waldman, P.C.1998 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Berks County Bar Association, Criminal Defense SectionCo-Chair2016 - Present
Berks County Bar Association, Criminal Law CommitteeCo-Chair2015 - Present
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2015 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationAttorney Member2009 - Present
Berks County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2001 - Present
Berks County Bar Association, Criminal Law CommitteeExecutive Committee2014 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth v. VMNo jail time upon conviction of highest rate DUI as a second offense
Commonweatlh v. TTSuppression Granted; All charges Dismissed
Commonwealth v. JZI successfully petitioned for his approval and acceptance into the ARD program which will result in the new DUI charge being expunged.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Purdue UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
BCTVIntersection Between Social Security Disability and FMLA2009