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Andrew Franklin Rier

Criminal defense Attorney at Miami, FL

4.9   135 reviews

Licensed for 28 years

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About Andrew

Learn Andrew’s areas of practice.

Miami Criminal Defense & Family Law, Criminal Defense, State and Federal Felony Practice, Misdemeanors, Appeals, Criminal Appeals, Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody


Andrew F. Rier devotes his practice to Criminal Defense & Family Law in the state of Florida, with a strong emphasis on the trial phase of legal advocacy. During his career as a private criminal defense lawyer, Rier has handled and tried a wide range of state and federal criminal cases in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, as well as other jurisdictions throughout the state of Florida.

 

Andrew Rier's philosophy is grounded in the strong belief that his clients should, not only be fully informed about every aspect of their case, but be recognized as valued members of the defense team. With his extensive trial experience and his passionate, personal commitment to helping his clients, Andrew Rier continues to offer dynamic, yet aggressive, legal representation to those in need.

Licensed for 28 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1994
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Rier Jordan P.A.
10800 Biscayne Boulevard
Suite 900
Miami, FL, 33161-7493

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  135 customer reviews
Posted by Samal | August 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best attorney in South Florida! Hands down.
I hired Andrew in 2015, I was facing 60 yrs for three trafficking charges. 20yrs. each count. I set in the county jail three years riding on those three cases. The state had me on camera dead to the wrong. That’s why they didn’t budge from the 60 years. Andrew took my case over in late 2015, early 2017 he got me a plea. 6yrs. prison with 1 year probation early termination after 6mos. Today was my early termination hearing, my motion was granted. I got my life back, I thank GOD for Andrew Rier. If you’re looking for a attorney who will fight to the end for you right or wrong. Andrew Rier is that dude, love you drew.
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Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2019
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Amazing experience with Mr. Rier
I was being charged with a DUI recently and my case was particularly difficult because I could not plea or get a DUI conviction because I am a Dreamer, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipient and a DUI would not let me renew my DACA which in terms would mean I could get deported. I have never been in a situation like this and I was pretty frighten but the confidence and assurance that Mr. Rier gave me every time I met him kept me at ease. Not only did I get an amazing treatment from the staff, I was also able to meet with Mr. Rier and his colleague whenever I had questions and concerns, and was informed every step of the way of how things would go. The day we went to court for trial was very difficult for me, since this is a very serious situation I found myself in but once again, the professionalism and charisma that Mr. Rier presented kept me calm and composed. Watching him at work was like nothing I've seen before. He was able to confidently fight my case and present facts and questions that made it evident that I should not get a guilty conviction and after about an hour of deliberation, the jury came with just that. Not guilty. I highly recommend working with Mr. Rier and his law firm. Although none of us hope to find ourselves in this sort of situation, its comforting to know that there are hard working and very knowledgeable people out there like Mr. Rier who can help you in these difficult situations.
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Posted by Candice | December 21, 2022
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Excellent
Andrew and his team is awesome! They did a outstanding job with assisting my family and I during a difficult time right before the holidays. We really appreciate him and his for all they do.
Posted by Celestin | November 23, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer
The Best Lawyer Every I Had Four Felony Dismissed Case Thank Andrew I Could Have Do It Without Him He Fight Extra Hard To Prove I’m Innocent And I’m Very Grateful To have him by my side
Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2022
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Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness
I hired Mr. Rier about 3 years ago for a Possession of firearm case. Over the past three years Mr. Rier provided me with exceptional service. Mr. Rier is a quality lawyer who is also very professional, knowledgeable and understanding. He was always attentive to my matters, I always had a very good communication with him. He showed compassion to my case, which few lawyers do. When I left messages, he always responded right away. He took charge of my case and I have to say that I felt safe and sure that Mr. Rier was going to handle my case and fight for me and he did. Mr. Rier was able to have my case dismissed. Thank you for being the light at the end of a dark period in my life! I would recommend Mr. Rier to anyone facing any criminal charges.
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2022
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Amazing Attorney
Attorney Rier and his staff Attorney Alyssa and Attorney Matt were relentless on protecting my adult daughters right to defend herself against assault charges that were not accurate.. Most consults with other attorneys had same results “accept charges and do court ordered classes “ the point all along for our family was for the truth to come out.. Attorney Rier office took this case on believing in my daughter and our position. He and all of his staff fought and WON… Our family is forever grateful. Thank you!
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Posted by Michael | October 25, 2022
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Michael
April 13th, I get in a accident and was arrested I didn't have an idea what I was being arrested for the officers didn't tell me they just do through me in cuffs They didn't let me know what was being arrested far wntil I was taken into the house arrest building once I got in the house aresst building they told me I was arrested for murder once I gat my Paperwark it said 1st degree munder and attempt muder just to find out the state tried to strew my charges I've Never been to jail before I had no band i thought my life was over in two months Andy and May got me out on a monitor release I've spent 5 months on total lock down today I went to my lawyer office came back home later today May text me saying with good news later today she called back and said it's official this was the tough experience I had to go through in life and won’t happen again I learned the truth about life your life can be messed up in a blink of an eye I was just wishing it It all be over Andy And May turned dreams to reality. Rier and Jordan Law Firm is the best and I’m thankful for God, My family also as Rier and Jordan law firm fighting with me to prove my innocence.
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Posted by Rolly | October 24, 2022
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Amazing
Very confident , knew when I hired him that I was it great hands highly recommend him and his team
Posted by Demetrius | September 26, 2022
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Great man
Perfect team can’t express it enough great man to have fight for yu beat ten years for me thank you
Posted by Rosa | June 23, 2022
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Combat Veteran
Mr. Rier was the perfect legal representative for my criminal case. He was courteous, knowledable, and extremely patient with me & my lack of the legal system. Andy, as I got to know him ensured I was fairly represented by him & his team. May his assistant worked tiredlessly & diligently to ensure all my documents & filing applications were complete, orderly & timely submitted. I highly recommend this law tem to any person in need of honest, hard working legal representation. Because of Andy & his team, my case was resolved & my wrongful charges dismissed. Andy & May I & my family thank you for you & your quality service in my time of need.
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Posted by Jenny | June 23, 2022
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The Best Hands Down
Andy was a delight. He worked on my sister’s case efficiently and effectively! Him and his associate May, are very professional, patient, and understanding. Thank you for getting all charges dropped!
Posted by Rafael | June 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Savior
Very reliable,strong and a fighter . The way he handled himself in court offers confidence and security.
Posted by Marino | June 13, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
I have the best lawyer in Florida!!
This is my first win!!! Case dismissed!! Caught an Agg Batt charge I was innocent of, Mr Rier was confident that he can get this dismissed for me, I was worried because I am the caretaker and support for my kids, Mr Rier came thru with the W!!! My new saying is “my lawyers is so good that he will have you working in Alaska by the morning!!”
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Posted by Andry | June 8, 2022
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Great lawyer!!!!
Got my case dismissed! Andrew Rier and his team of associates are hard working, especially Michele Borchew. A little pricey but well worth the money, you get what you pay for. This is my lawyer for life!
Posted by L.Mckenzie | April 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Satisfying customer
Upon talking to Johnathan about my case he stated he would do what he could to keep me out of jail I suddenly no longer felt that knot in my stomach due to the fact many lawyers would have sold me the moon and stars to gain you as an client my felony case has been on going for Trafficking,misdemeanor paraphernalia etc with no resolution insight after two days of having my case he had done more then 2 p.d and my paid attorney Abe Bailey had for over an year. Mr. Jordan did exactly what an paid lawyer suppose to do he found the best resolution for my case all while managing to keep me out of jail an with my family. thank you Mr. rier as well very nice and humorous an Michele for the great customer service every time no matter how many times I called
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Posted by Eduardo Monzon | April 13, 2022
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Best firm
The whole team is really committed to their clients and ensured me results for I have my freedom back. My family and I are so happy that we are re united and we recommend their services to the people in real need. Thank you once again!!!
Posted by Felycia | April 8, 2022
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Hands Down The Best!
Andrew Rier, Jonathan Jordan, Michele and May are hands down the best group of people to fight for you. My husband was facing 20-life and even though trial seemed like a scary decision to make we fully and wholeheartedly trusted this team with our lives in their hands. I got to witness Andy, John and Michele in that court room and they were just beast mode. We are so grateful that we were recommended him and made that decision to hire him. He gave us our lives back my 4 girls get to have their dad back. He is gifted in what he does they all are. You won’t regret hiring him and his team they’re awesome and treat you like family!
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Posted by Ediel | April 8, 2022
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Client
Best lawyer in the state of Florida - I was facing life and they worked extremely hard day by day to get me home facing a 20 minimum mandatory only ended up doing 2!
Posted by Lissette Cruz | April 2, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Hiring them is the best decision you will ever make!!!
Andrew Rier, Jonathan Jordan, Michelle and May are truly the dream team, This law firm and entire team go above and beyond to meet your expectations and in that courtroom, boy boy boy is straight action to prove a point! I witnessed their excellent skills in the courtroom and I was amazed to see, how they truly fight for your innocence and to prove you are innocent and allow others to portray you as a nobody! Rier Jordan Law Firm are not only our attorneys but throughout the years we have become family! Thank you so much, I truly love all of y’all!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by Jamal | March 26, 2022
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Phenomenal
Being African-American I was really struggling to find someone who would be good and represent my brothers case in our best interests but since I’ve hired Andrew his team including him has been nothing but amazing and has done the impossible. My brother was able to get out on a PBL charge which is highly unlikely. Andrew is a beast in the court room that’s his playing field and I would recommend him to anyone else especially people of any minority groups such as myself.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Rier Jordan, P.A.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Andrew Rier
  • 2002 - 2015

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Rutgers University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Associations

  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
Endorse Andrew
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Andy. He literally pulled a miracle by winning a murder trial where the evidence was overwhelming in which I had the co-Defendant and due to his skills, my client's case also got dismissed. Andy is also one of few attorneys in Miami who is never afraid to go to trial and gets the results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Attorney Rier for more than 20 years on cases; he works tirelessly for his clients with impressive results. Most importantly, he is fearless and an aggressive in the courtroom and won't back down from anyone. Do yourself a favor- hire Attorney Rier; you will not regret the decision."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've handled cases with Andy for the past 22 years. Andy is one of the top trial attorneys in Miami and never backs down when he takes on the prosecutors and the judges. He is a real pro."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Rier is an exceptional trial attorney and is widely respected in the legal community. I had the pleasure of trying cases with Mr. Rier and have personally witnessed his zealous representation of his clients. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"i have known andrew tier since law school. he is a powerful and well-respected advocate."
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Miami Criminal defense Lawyer Andrew Franklin Rier
Andrew Franklin Rier
Criminal defense Attorney
Miami, FL
Licensed for 28 years
Free Consultation