Stephen J. Riebling, Jr.
Areas of Practice
Again I want to thank you for your support, you were really great in court,
that is the place where you shine your brightest. Much appreciation for
what you have done for me. You are a great man and a fine human being."
-John D., Client
"There are no words that can fully describe how great and proud I
felt to know that I had you as my attorney during the trial period. Your
professionalism, your wit and extreme attention to the details were second
to none. In plain layman's language, you kicked a__!"
-Mark H., Client
For almost two decades Stephen has diligently served his many criminal,
civil and family law clients and has litigated hundreds of matters for
and in defense of both individuals and private businesses. Working in
the Federal, State and Local Courts of New York and Connecticut, he successfully
litigated numerous civil claims, felony and misdemeanor criminal cases,
family law cases (including child custody and visitation, child support
and family offense petitions), divorce and separation actions. With over
45 successful jury trial verdicts and countless favorable bench decisions
(cases determined solely by a judge) to his credit, Stephen is well-known
and recognized for his effective legal strategies, representation and
arguments in the Supreme, Civil, County, Criminal and Family Courts throughout
the States of New York and Connecticut.
Those accomplishments have been recognized nationally by Stephen's
inclusion in the annual list for the top attorneys in the New York Metro
Area in Super Lawyers Magazine and by being named a top attorney in the
New York Metro Area by The New York Times.
He regularly appears in the local (City, Town and Village) and County Courts
throughout Westchester County, Putnam County, Orange County, Dutchess
County, Rockland County and Bronx County, defending and protecting the
rights of his many clients who have been arrested and charged with crimes
ranging from traffic tickets and criminal violations to DWI to criminal
misdemeanors and felonies.
Stephen has also long assisted his various family law and divorce clients
by successfully representing them before the judges and support magistrates
in the Family and Divorce Courts of Westchester County, Putnam County,
Orange County, Dutchess County, Rockland County and Bronx County in New
York and Connecticut. His experience includes all matters involving child
custody, child visitation, child support, divorce, prenuptial and postnuptial
agreements, separation agreements, spousal support (maintenance/alimony),
modifications and post judgment divorce matters.
A graduate of Pace University School of Law in White Plains, NY, Stephen
quickly developed his proven courtroom demeanor and was recognized for
his participation in the National Trial Advocacy Competition in Minneapolis,
Minnesota where he litigated against aspiring lawyers from across the
country. He received his undergraduate degrees from the University of
Richmond, where he played intercollegiate football as a scholar athlete.
Stephen received special praise and recognition for successfully litigating
an international contract dispute before the International Chamber of
Commerce in Washington D.C. That litigation resulted in a significant
award on behalf of his client who's personal and business relationships
were being affected by a party from another country.
He is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and Connecticut,
as well as in Federal Courts of New York.
He is also a member of the Westchester County Bar Association and the Assigned
Counsel Panel for Westchester County.
Noteworthy Case Results:
People v. B, Criminal Defense in North Castle Court in Westchester County, NY. Violation
of Probation dismissed. Client avoided additional probation and no jail.
L.S. v. A.S., Child Custody and Visitation in Westchester County Family Court in White
Plains, NY. Client awarded sole legal and physical custody of 3 children
Neil v. Milwaukee Electric Tool Co., Products Liability Case in Supreme Court New York County. Plaintiff amputated
his hand while using a miter saw and alleged that the product was defective.
Jury Verdict in favor of the Defendant (our client) after a 3 week trial,
client and product vindicated and plaintiff was denied any recovery.
People v. M.A., Criminal Defense of a misdemeanor Assault case in the White Plains City
Court in Westchester County, NY. After 1 week trial, jury rendered a verdict
finding the client Not Guilty of all charges.
People v. G.D., Criminal Defense in New Rochelle City Court in Westchester County, NY.
Client charged with misdemeanor criminal possession of a weapon. Charges
dismissed at hearing prior to trial.
People v. F.M., Criminal Defense of DWI misdemeanor in Mamaroneck Village Court in Westchester
County, NY. Charges withdrawn and dismissed after motion and hearing.
M.S v. H.S., International Child Support Case in Westchester County Family Court in
White Plains, NY. Foreign Petitioner sought child support in New York
against client under Swedish Child Support Laws. Case dismissed in favor
of the client and appeal was also dismissed in favor of the client.
People v. S.R., (2 Cases) Traffic Ticket Defense Cases for Speeding in North Castle Court
in Westchester County , NY and Speeding in the Carmel Town Court in Putnam
County, NY. Both cases dismissed and the client avoided having to pay
any fines and receiving points on his license. The repeat violations would
have resulted in his driving privileges being suspended if found guilty.
People v. J.G., Criminal Defense in Mt. Vernon City Court in Westchester County, NY.
Client charged with misdemeanor for driving with a suspended/revoked license.
Negotiated a reduced plea to a traffic violation. Client avoided criminal
record and potential 6 months in jail or 3 years probation.
People v. M.P., Traffic Ticket Defense in the Town of Southeast Court in Putnam County,
NY. Client charged with a high speeding violation, reduced at trial to
a parking ticket. Client avoided 6 points on his driver's license
and suspension for being a repeat violator.
D.V. v. A.C., Child Custody and Family Offense matter in the Westchester County Family
Court in White Plains, NY. Client awarded full custody of her child and
a permanent order of protection after trial.
S.H. v. E.C., Child Support Case in Westchester County Family Court in White Plain,
NY. After trial, the client's cross petition to increase child support
was granted and the petitioner's original petition to terminate his
child support obligation was dismissed. In other words, not only was the
client's right to collect child support protected, the award in her
favor was increased.
F.W. v. E.M., Family Offense case in the Bronx Family Court. Petitioner made allegations
of assault and harassment against our client and sought a permanent order
of protection against him. After trial, the petition with all of its allegations
was dismissed with prejudice and the client was vindicated.
Doody v. Metropolitan Property and Casualty Ins., Declaratory Judgment action on behalf of our client after his insurance
claim for loss of his home to a fire was denied coverage and he was accused
of committing the crimes of arson and insurance fraud. After a week long
trial, a jury in the Dutchess County Supreme Court rendered a verdict
in favor of our client. Not only was the client vindicated of all criminal
allegations for arson and fraud, the jury award damages ultimately totaling
more than $200,000 for the wrongful denial of his claim.
K.S. and E.S. v. B.H., Family Offense Case in the Bronx County Family Court in the Bronx, NY.
The Clients (Petitioners) were awarded full Orders of Protection after
a hearing. The Court ruled in favor of the Clients and found the Respondent
behavior was harassment. Respondent then filed a motion to vacate the
judgment and have a second trial on the issues. The Respondent's motion
was denied after a hearing and the Orders of Protection remained in place
to protect the clients.
C.M. v. K.P., Child Support Case in Putnam County Family Court, Carmel, NY. Petitioner
filed petitions against the Client to increase the child support paid
by the Client and to hold him in contempt for non-payment of support.
Both petitions were dismissed upon motion. The dismissal allowed the Client
to avoid penalties for contempt and possible increased child support payments.
- Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York
- University of Richmond
- New York
- U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
Westchester County Bar Association
Assigned Counsel Panel
- Porter-Cable Corporation
- Milwaukee Tool Corporation
- Eric Riebling, Inc.
- Federal and State Private Litigation
- Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company
- Physicians' Reciprocal Insurers
- St. Joseph's Medical Center
- Putnam Hospital Center
- Turner Construction Company
- DMP Construction