Stephen J. Riebling, Jr.
For almost two decades, Attorney Stephen J. Riebling 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.
With over 45 successful jury trial verdicts and countless favorable bench
decisions 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.
Experience as a Criminal Defense Lawyer
He defends and protects 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. He regularly appears in
the local and county courts throughout:
- Westchester County
- Putnam County
- Orange County
- Dutchess County
- Rockland County
- Bronx County
Experience as a Family Law and Divorce Lawyer
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. His experience includes all matters
- Child custody
- Child visitation
- Child support
- Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
- Separation agreements
- Spousal support (maintenance/alimony)
- Post judgment divorce matters
Experience in Other Areas of Law
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.
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
Areas of Practice
Pace University School of Law
Recognized for participation in the National Trial Advocacy Competition
University of Richmond
Collegiate Athlete- Soccer
Accomplishments and Awards
- Inclusion in the Annual List for the Top Attorneys in the New York Metro
Area in Super Lawyers Magazine
Named a Top Attorney in the New York Metro Area by
The New York Times
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- New York
- U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
Westchester County Bar Association (Member)
Westchester County (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
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