At Riebling, Proto & Sachs, LLP, our lawyers have over fifty years
of combined experience representing clients in a variety of practice areas
criminal defense, DWI, divorce, family law (custody, support, family offense, etc.) and
As experienced former Assistant District Attorneys and experienced divorce
and family law attorneys we are prepared to provide you with comprehensive
legal advice and planning. Our comprehensive approach allows us to resolve
legal issues now and legal issues that might arise in the future. Our
goal is to aggressively protect your interests at every stage of your case.
If you are seeking attorneys committed to providing aggressive and experienced
legal representation, contact one of our New York law offices in White
Plains or New Windsor for a FREE initial consultation and case evaluation.
Trial Lawyers vs. Litigation Experience in Westchester County, NY
There are attorneys throughout Westchester County who say that they have
"litigation" experience or that they are "litigators"
- but in reality, what does that mean?
Litigation has a broad definition when it comes to court cases, whether
those cases involve divorce, criminal defense, family law or civil matters.
Essentially, it is defined as a "lawsuit or legal action, including
all the proceedings therein." That broad definition includes filing
documents, filing petitions and motions, appearing in court to conference
a case, and submitting settlement documents in civil case or handling
a plea deal in criminal court. It does not necessarily include actual
The truth is that any person who has simply filed a case or appeared in
court could theoretically call themselves a "litigator," whether
they are an attorney or representing themselves.
In contrast, there are very few people, including most practicing lawyers
in Westchester County, NY who can truly call themselves "Trial Attorneys."
Unlike self-proclaimed "litigators," a real trial attorney has
the added experience and knowledge of actually conducting a trial before
a judge and jury. Handling a trial is the true test of an attorney's
skill and depth of their legal knowledge as it requires the lawyer to
advocate and fight for a client's rights, interests and freedoms in
front of a jury or judge who will ultimately determine the outcome of
the client's case.
It is not a skill that can be taught in school or learned from reading
a book. It can only come from actually handling a trial from jury selection
to opening statement to direct examination to cross examination to closing
arguments to jury verdict. More importantly, it is a skill that is honed
and developed over time and with repetition. Knowing how to frame a case
or an issue, or how to ask the correct question at the best time, comes
only from the experience of handling a trial from beginning to end.
Benefits of Having a Westchester County Trial Attorney Represent You
So, why is it beneficial to have a proven Westchester County trial attorney
represent you in your divorce, criminal case, family court action or civil
matter as opposed to a self-described "litigator"?
First, successful trial lawyers know that preparation is critical when
it comes to developing and conducting a winning trial strategy. That preparation
begins at the inception of the case. Every document, motion, court appearance,
and witness, may provide important information that could mean the difference
between a successful outcome and an unsuccessful one. Knowing what a judge
or jury will be looking for to decide an important issue gives a trial
attorney insight as to how your case should be handled even during the
most preliminary stages. Reviewing cases and developing a plan using this
insight often leads to favorable settlements in civil cases, such as divorces
and family law matters, or plea offers in criminal cases, without the
need of trial.
Second, knowledgeable trial attorneys are not intimidated by the "threat
of a trial". Believe it or not, but it is a common ploy amongst lawyers
and criminal prosecutors to use the threat of trial as a way to persuade
people to accept terms of a settlement or agree to a criminal plea offer.
When you are represented by an experienced trial attorney, the pressure
or intimidation that a trial may impose is non-existent because your trial
attorney knows what a trial involves and has been preparing from the beginning
for that trial. Your rights, interests and freedoms remain protected and
are not compromised.
The Westchester County Trial Lawyers of Riebling, Proto & Sachs, LLP
The lawyers of Riebling, Proto & Sachs, LLP have decades of combined
experience handling trials throughout Westchester County,
New York City and maintain a proven record of trial successes throughout New York State.
However, it's not just the number of bench and jury trials that they
have successfully handled, it is also the depth of that trial experience.
The Westchester trial attorneys of Riebling, Proto & Sachs, LLP have
been called upon to represent the interests of countless individuals involved
in divorce, child custody, child support, family offense and other
family law matters; as well as thousands of citizens arrested and charged with misdemeanor
crimes, felony crimes and
traffic offenses (such as DWI).
In these cases, they have represented clients involved in "high asset"
divorces involving very complicated claims for equitable distribution
(the division of assets and debts), child custody, and child support winning
very favorable awards and judgments for their clients.
In the criminal courts, they have pursued acquittals and defended the rights
and liberty of clients charged with very serious crimes which include
murder, assault, gun & weapon possession,
drug possession & drug sale, larceny, burglary, theft, arson,
DWI, white collar crimes, parole and probation violations.
Their trial work has also carried over into the civil Supreme and Federal
Courts throughout New York and Connecticut. In their respective careers,
they have been called upon to defend the professional integrity and practice
of medical doctors, defend the design of products for national companies,
and pursue the interests of individuals who have suffered claims of personal
loss, all with unparalleled success.
Have a Westchester Trial Lawyer Help You
If you are engaged in a divorce, family court case, or criminal court matter,
you need the assistance of the Westchester trial lawyers of Riebling,
Proto & Sachs, LLP to protect your rights and interests.
Call for a free consultation and find out how they can help you.