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Rick Piereck

Criminal defense Attorney at Prince Frederick, MD

5.0   13 reviews

also known as Ricardo Lima Piereck de Sa

  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 10 years
    Maryland - MD 10 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2013
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2012
    Active No misconduct found

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About Rick

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Representing Defendants in Calvert, Charles, Annapolis, Prince George’s County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, and throughout MD.

At Piereck Law, LLC our job is to stand next to you in your hour of need and help you get your life back.

My name is Rick Piereck and I have defended people who have been charged with DUIs and crimes throughout Maryland.

My trial experience is extensive. I am in court in front of judges and juries almost every day of my working life. Criminal defense is about more than knowing the law; it's also about understanding people. Judges, prosecutors, lawyers, police, and defendants all bring variables that can alter the outcome of a criminal case.

I joined the US Army while still a senior in high school. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida International University, where I majored in Public Administration. I later attended the American University Washington College of Law where my concentration was litigation and advocacy.

During law school, I participated in the University’s renowned Clinical Program. During law school, I participated in internships with the Arlington County, Virginia public defender as well as with the Federal Department of Transportation and FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority). I was admitted to the Maryland Bar in December of 2012.

Following law school, I served as a law clerk to the Honorable Michael J. Stamm at the Circuit Court for St. Mary’s County, Maryland. As a law clerk, I was responsible for conducting legal research and drafting orders and opinions.

Before entering private practice, I spent over four years working as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Calvert County and Prince George’s County. I became a skilled trial lawyer by handling a variety of criminal and traffic cases for the State of Maryland. I have successfully handled countless DUIs, driving while suspended, assaults, drug possession, theft charges, domestic violence and many other cases involving possible incarceration.

In November of 2014, I successfully completed the Trial Advocacy Program sponsored by the Maryland State’s Attorneys Association. In March 2016, I successfully completed the DUI Institute for Prosecutors at the University of Maryland. In March 2017, I successfully completed the United States Secret Service National Computer Forensics Institute’s course on Computer Forensics In Court For Prosecutors. I now apply the skills learned to defend individuals charged with criminal offenses.

Piereck Law has a long history of successfully handling criminal cases. I know that if you are being prosecuted, it can be a tremendous burden and unbelievably stressful not just for you, but for your family and loved ones.

If you face criminal or DUI charges in the State of Maryland, contact Rick Piereck at as soon as possible.

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Piereck Law, LLC
65 Duke Street
Suite 204
Prince Frederick, MD, 20678


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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Piereck became my attorney rather last minute to a very complicated case. The states attorneys office at the last minute decided to dismiss it, but Mr. Pierick was extremely helpful and informed on all of my options moving forward and as to why the states attorney’s office canceled. If I ever had another case, I would highly consider even with a long distance between us in counties,I would call him again.
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Posted by Ava | June 30, 2022
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Excellent Legal Representation
Rick represented me in a traffic case. He and his office staff were extremely knowledgeable and responsive, and remained in continual contact up to my court date. Rick told me everything I needed to know in preparation for my hearing, and made an otherwise stressful situation go smoothly. Thanks to him my case resulted in a successful outcome. I highly recommend Rick for any of your legal needs.
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Posted by Clyde | April 29, 2021
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Great attorney
Everything Mr. Piereck informed me happened just as he said it would from start to finish. I don't think I would have faired as well of I didn't contact his firm. This just my opinion but of you have a legal issue give him a call.
Posted by Tamara | February 24, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Rick is Honest and will fight for his clients
I am so glad I hired Rick for my 3rd DUI case. He was very honest and kept my best interest at heart. Without Rick I would have went to jail. I highly recommend his services.
Posted by Jacqueline | January 27, 2021
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Amazing local attorney
Rick was very affordable, professional and very attentive to our needs. He was honest and gave us all the options we were dealing with and in the end, did everything he said and was able to give us the best outcome ever! Would recommend Rick to any friends or family!
Response from Rick Piereck February 19, 2021
Thank you for your kind words!
Posted by Lashley | January 22, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Rick was a great lawyer. I had a pretty bad situation facing me and the first time i meet him he told me i had a warrant and not to run! Rick helped me so much and was very knowledgeable about my case and how the law worked and had great communication with me about my dates. I would absolutely recommend him as an attorney and believe he can help you with any case you may have. and once again, thanks rick for everything!
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Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2020
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Professional and personal!
Rick has continued to be a guiding light during uncertain times and uncharted waters. He is honest, and works hard to get justice! He will tell you exactly what is happening, when it’s happening. He continues to keep you informed and is ALWAYS available to talk (and when he’s not, he makes time). Will not go to anyone else!
Posted by Mark | November 17, 2020
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Choose An Attorney That Cares
If you're searching for a honest attorney with knowledgeable mechanics of how the judicial system really works, Rick Piereck is the lawyer that I recommend. He thoroughly understands the judicial processes and practices and is phenomenal. However, what I liked most about him is that he exemplifies a certain level of humbleness. Unlike many attorney's, he doesn't speak to his client in a condescending manner. He actually listens to your point of view and is confident enough to seek your collaboration with him on certain aspects of your case. We won outright or had several false and frivolous charges dismissed because of his ability to comprehend the motives of people. If I ever need another attorney to represent me and/or my family, I'm definitely calling Rick Piereck.
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Posted by Mario Rojas | September 25, 2020
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Best Attorney in Southern Maryland, Rick Piereck LLC.
I highly recommended Piereck Law firm as your Attorney in Maryland. Rick is well knowledgeable in the law and will fight for you at court. He is clear and honest, so please don't hesitate to contact him for your legal representation. I will definitely recommend Rick Piereck's services to my friends and family. Thank you Rick for your help.
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Posted by Melissa | February 11, 2020
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1ST Time in trouble at 35yrs and caught Conspiracy- CDS
So basically I got caught up in the middle on phone calls with Fiance/father of my daughter. He was in detention center and just crazy about getting his mom to bring CDS in. Long story short they both got their charges on stet I was left to the wolves!!! Rick was amazing the first time we talked! He was honest that he hadn't had a chance to look at my file but he called me later. We talked about EVERYTHING!!! You gotta understand he was a STATES ATTORNEY for Calvert County!! That made him explain both sides. What would happen if I took it to trial. Worked with the State's Attorney hours on end because she didn't want to budge! You guys need to understand I'm hard to deal with because I am a single mom whom has a brain tumor. I also take care of my mom who has kidney failure and MS. So I was a nervous wreck, anxiety, crying I'm sure he thought and maybe still thinks I'm a nut!!! Rick is just a down to earth family man! He got me the plea I agreed to. I can still call him with any questions and he would help!!!! I say go. RICK PIERECK ALL THE WAY!!! Thank you Rick so so much for all you did!!!
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Response from Rick Piereck February 12, 2020
Melissa, thank you for the kind words. You were a pleasure to work with.
Posted by Lawanda | January 24, 2020
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Lawyer that really cares
Mr.Piereck was Excellent, He stayed in contact with me and the status of my case which made me feel very comfortable and that he cared He's the Best And Good at what he do I highly recommend Thanks again Mr.Piereck
Posted by Shannon | January 15, 2020
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Five stars
Rick was very helpful. He met with me for a consultation and helped prepare me for a potential situation. He is an excellent listener and willing to offer suggestions whether you use him as your attorney or not.
Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Seamless and Professional
We needed a lawyer, knowledgeable and reliable, and fast. Rick was more than willing to work with us, called same day - kept in contact with updates on our case and was very detailed and thorough! We couldn't ask for a better person to have on our side. If you need someone who is professional, knowledgeable, personable, good hearted and has your best interests in mind before, throughout and after the process, this is the lawyer you want to select!
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Prince George's County State's Attorney Office
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Calvert County States Attorney
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Maryland Judiciary, St. Mary's County Circuit Court
  • 2013 - 2014


  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Florida International University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007


  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Calvert County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2016 - 2018
  • National District Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Maryland State's Attorneys' Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • Portuguese
  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Reader Approved
  • The Calvert Recorder
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • Riverside Club Meeting
  • Elder Scams and Abuse
  • 2019

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Prince Frederick Criminal defense Lawyer Rick Piereck
Rick Piereck
Criminal defense Attorney
Prince Frederick, MD
Licensed for 10 years