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Richard John Brueckner Jr.

Criminal defense Attorney at OCEAN CITY, MD

5.0   397 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Criminal Trial Attorney

    15 years, 3,500 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    50%

    15 years, 1,000 cases

Richard Brueckner served as Senior Assistant State’s Attorney for nearly a decade. He has won over 80 jury trials and reached successful outcomes in thousands of other cases.  Mr. Brueckner has formed relationships with prosecutors, judges, and courthouse personel throughout the entire Eastern Shore. He offers over a decade of trial experience focusing on drunk driving offenses, drug charges, and weapons offenses.

Mr. Brueckner attended the University of San Diego where he received academic honors and was named to the dean’s list. Mr. Brueckner graduated from the University of San Diego with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.

Having a passion for advocacy, Mr. Brueckner then attended the University of San Diego School of Law, where he excelled in Advanced Trial Advocacy and became active in the Student Bar Association. During law school Mr. Brueckner was also a certified legal intern and worked at the Law Office of James Rudolph, where he defended clients against criminal charges ranging from minor misdemeanors to major felonies. Defending high profile cartel members on importation of drug charges was the firm's specialty.

For more than a decade, Mr. Brueckner has successfully represented both high profile clients and ordinary citizens. 

 

At his law office clients are treated like family, with honesty and fairness. You will be his most important client!

 

Mr. Brueckner's reputation is unmatched, he is well respected by prosecutors, judges and fellow criminal defense attorneys. 

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Location

Criminal Defense & DWI Lawyer Richard Brueckner
6300 COASTAL HWY
OCEAN CITY, MD, 21842

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2024
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I was very pleased with Atty. Brueckner. He addressed my calls and texts with promptness. At the court hearing, he took care of me before and after the hearing making me feel secure. During the hearing, Atty. Brueckner addressed the court on my behalf, with a great presentation. I was in good hands and pleased with the final verdict.
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Posted by John B | June 6, 2024
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highly recommend!
i am so glad i called Richard to represent me. i was extremely happy throughout the entire process. don't hesitate to contact him if you need representation, you will be glad you did.
Posted by Josh | May 14, 2024
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A hard situation made so much easier
Mr. Brueckner was top notch and is seriously the best lawyer I’ve ever met. I think his true belief in his clients is evident to everyone he has to talk to to get you the absolute best deal. He saved me from losing everything and everyone in my life. I cannot thank him enough for all he has done for me and set a great course for being a better human. I’ll always advocate for his services. People need to know how great he is at his passion job. Thank you so much!
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Posted by Ingrid | May 13, 2024
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Legal help needed!
We are absolutely satisfied and now able to sleep again at nights! Your service was wonderful and you answered our questions from the get go and followed up as promised. It helped that you were easy to reach and you made us feel that you really cared. Thank you again.
Posted by Elizabeth | May 7, 2024
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Traffic ticket.
Best lawyer I have ever met. He got my family member’s out of state traffic ticket dismissed. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyers representation . I would hire him again. Than you Rich for your help.
Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2024
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The best DUI lawyer
He is the best lawyer to hire if you get a DUI in the Ocean City Maryland area.
Posted by Richard | April 23, 2024
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Very impressive attorney
An excellent attorney , he took away our concerns,was easygoing, always returned our calls immediately. Not did we have an attorney but we gained a new friend.
Posted by Alyssa | April 17, 2024
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Thank you!
Connecting with Rich was the best thing that happened! I orginally talked and decided to retain a different attorney before crossing paths with rich. During that time I was completely in the dark and confused on what was going on and what I should expect with my case. My partner had spoke with Rich and connected us and on a weekend he took the time to speak with me and go over all of my questions and concerns with what I was dealing with. He not only listened to me panic because I have never been in trouble and was extremely scared, but was able to turn that panic into calm. I knew exactly what I needed to do to get the outcome that he promised and delivered on. I am so appreciative of Rich, and grateful for the amazing service. I cannot recommend Rich enough!!!!
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Posted by Jayde | April 11, 2024
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Best Affordable Lawyer
He's the best lawyer I talked to and very affordable. Straight to the point and doesn't back down!
Posted by Brittany | April 10, 2024
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Ocean City Lawyer Review
Absolutely the best! He is extremely transparent and helpful. He gave me advice and help before I had even hired him. He reached out to me during my case to check on me, and he made a difficult case easy. I really appreciate his work.
Posted by Eric | April 8, 2024
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Great results!!!
I'm very happy with the out come of my case. I would highly recommend Richard.
Posted by Christine | April 3, 2024
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Best attorney you could ask for
Richard is by far an awesome attorney, very friendly and patient with all my questions, explaining everything so I can understand legal verbiage. He delievered more than I could’ve asked for! I wouldn’t trust anybody else as much as I trust him! Thank you so much!
Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2024
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Speeding ticket 3am
Richard did exactly what he told me he would do with the results he predicted . I hope I don't need to hire him again lol, but I would definitely recommend/hire Richard Brueckner for any legal issues in Ocean City MD. Thank you for your services , Jme
Posted by Bill M | March 7, 2024
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Awesome people skills
I recently got my first DUI and was extremely worried. I called Rich and left a message and he immediately returned my call even though it was during the holidays. From the first conversation he put my mind at ease and walked me thru the whole process. He got me a very favorable result at court and now I can put this behind me. If you need a lawyer who understands and cares and responds to every call and email promptly then please hire Rich. Thank you so much Rich!
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Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2024
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Best of the Best
Did all the things he said he would and was always there to answer any questions I had. Very knowledgeable lawyer and highly recommend him to anyone looking for one.
Posted by Ashley | March 4, 2024
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Top Notch Attorney
I was blown away when I called what I thought was an attorneys office and Mr. Brueckner himself answered the phone. That doesn't really happen in real life... or even on TV. From the very first conversation, I could tell that I didn't need to consult with anyone else. All of my questions were answered each time I reached out. He set realistic expectations and then over delivered by a landslide. He's the best and in my case a life saver. Couldn't recommend him enough!
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Posted by Dru | March 1, 2024
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Outstanding Criminal Defense Attorney- Rich Brueckner
Second to none! Rich was by far the most knowledgeable, honest, diligent, meticulous and empathetic lawyer I have met. Rich represented and successfully defended my entire family in the matter. I would without hesitation recommend anyone in need a "Top Flight" Defense Counsel. Bravo Zulu!
Posted by Donnel | February 15, 2024
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Literally the best lawyer I’ve dealt with. Mr Brueckner got everything dismissed.
Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2024
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Legal Defense
Rich helped with my case. He responds fast & did everything he said he would. Highly recommend!
Posted by Pedro | February 12, 2024
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My Hero
If you are seeking an experienced attorney who will treat you with respect and compassion, and not merely as a financial transaction, if you desire an attorney who will provide you with sound legal guidance during challenging times, an attorney who is approachable, knowledgeable, and forthright, then I highly recommend that you retain Richard without hesitation. I was on probation for a DUI and was subsequently charged with another DUI in Ocean City. I felt utterly hopeless. However, after consulting with Richard, a significant burden was lifted from my shoulders. I diligently followed his advice and recommendations. Ultimately, the charges against me were dismissed, and my probation was not violated. I am grateful to Richard for helping me reclaim my life. Your exceptional professionalism and dedication are truly commendable.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • RJB LAW, LLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Senior Assistant State's Attorney
  • State's Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2018
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of James Rudolph
  • 1996 - 2008

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of San Diego
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Stanley
  • Case Dismissed by State!
  • State v. Linn
  • NOT GUILTY!
  • State v. Harris
  • petty theft - 30 days county jail

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • P.T.A.C. Police, Treatment, and Community
  • Founding Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Wicomico County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Lawyers Assistance Program
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Maryland State's Attorneys' Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Community Leadership Award
  • Lower Shore Opioid & Addiction Coalition
  • 2017
  • Community Impact Award
  • Drug Free Wicomico
  • 2017
  • Immagination Library Award for Opioid Education and Outreach
  • Rotary Club of Wicomico County
  • 2016
  • Light of Literacy Award
  • United Way
  • 2015
  • Living United Award
  • United Way of Maryland
  • 2015
  • Honorary Colonel: for work in addictions field
  • Governor Steven Beshear
  • 2012
  • Outstanding Contribution to Education & Safety
  • Salisbury University
  • 2011
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Publications

  • PRMC Medical Journal
  • Marijuana: The Changing Landscape
  • 2018
  • Maryland Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 3 DUI Mistakes
  • 2018
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association Newsletter
  • Expungement in Maryland
  • 2018
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Fighting a DWI/DUI Charge
  • 2018
  • National College of District Attorneys publication
  • Prosecuting Domestic Violence
  • 2017
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Speaking Engagements

  • Lake of the Ozarks Legal Forum
  • DWI Defense
  • 2019
  • The Regional Opioid and Addiction Coalition Symposium
  • Opioids: Linking the Legal System and Treatment Providers
  • 2017
  • Medical Cannabis In Maryland
  • Medical Cannabis in Maryland
  • 2017
  • Kansas Bar Association Annual Conference
  • Ethics, Alcoholism, & Drug Abuse for Lawyers & Judges
  • 2017
  • Texas Bar Association Annual Conference
  • Ethics, Alcoholism, & Drug Abuse for Lawyers & Judges
  • 2016
  • National Association of Drug Diversion and Investigators
  • Problems with Pill Cases
  • 2016
  • GOCCP Training
  • Trial Tactics in Gun Cases
  • 2016
  • Colorado Corrections Conference
  • Sensible Sentencing
  • 2016
  • Tennessee Bar Association Annual Conference
  • Ethics, Alcoholism, & Drug Abuse for Lawyers & Judges
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (4)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Our firm regularly refers clients charged with DUI/DWI and criminal offenses to Rich. Rich has an incredible amount of local knowledge regarding what a client can expect if charged with a DUI/criminal offense in Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset and other surrounding counties. I encourage college students, Ocean City visitors and anyone in between to seek Rich's services if they find themselves in handcuffs. I endorse Rich."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rich Brueckner is a trustworthy and diligent pro. He has a special relationship with his clients that is evident when I see him in court just before and after he handles their case. It also shows through their reviews of him in all online platforms. I see him regularly in the courts of the lower shore and his results speak for themselves. Top notch, hard worker. legal tactician and tireless."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Rich is a hardworking, professional, and top notch attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard Brueckner is an excellent attorney. He is a strong advocate for his clients and in making sure they get the best possible outcome in court. He is very knowledgeable in the law and has the great experience of having worked for the State's Attorney's Office. I endorse Richard without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Richard Brueckner for ten years practicing criminal law with him on the Eastern Shore. I had many cases against him over the last decade when he was a local prosecutor and I was a criminal defense attorney. He is a talented trial attorney with in depth knowledge of criminal law. Having been a prosecutor myself for ten years, I know there is no better training ground for a criminal defense attorney than a long period of time serving as an Assistant State’s Attorney. Richard was not a one year and done prosecutor like other attorneys who advertise themselves as a former prosecutor. There are many intricate details in criminal law trial practice that can only be learned with years in the trenches as an Assistsnt State’s Attorney in the community where you practice. I know from my own experience in Wicomico and Worcester County and my observations of Richard in action that he serves his clients superbly."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Richard Bruekner Jr. I have known him on a professional basis both when he was a former prosecutor for several years and I have also co-counsel worked cases with him. He is an excellent attorney who works hard on behalf of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Excellent lawyer. Knows his stuff. Goes the extra mile for his clients. Hire him. You won't regret it."
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