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Stephen J. Riebling, Jr.

Founding Attorney

undefinedFor 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 involving:

  • Child custody
  • Child visitation
  • Child support
  • Divorce
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Separation agreements
  • Spousal support (maintenance/alimony)
  • Modifications
  • 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.

Client Testimonials

  • "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

Education

  • Pace University School of Law
    • Juris Doctorate
    • 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

AVVO Clients' Choice 2014 Super Lawyers, Stephen J. Riebling Top Attorneys The New York Times

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • 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)

Representative Clients

  • Porter-Cable Corporation
  • Milwaukee Tool Corporation
  • Eric Riebling, Inc.
  • Federal and State Private Litigation
  • Chubb
  • GMAC
  • Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company
  • Physicians' Reciprocal Insurers
  • St. Joseph's Medical Center
  • Putnam Hospital Center
  • Travelers
  • Turner Construction Company
  • DMP Construction

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Noteworthy Case Results

  1. People v. B, - Criminal Defense in North Castle Court in Westchester County, NY. Violation of Probation dismissed. Client avoided additional probation and no jail.
  2. 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 after trial.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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

Why You Should Choose Our Law Firm

  • Experience & Perspective

    65+ years of combined experience, including criminal prosecution

  • Published Legal Authors

    Co-authored national bestsellers on DWI and criminal defense

  • Award Winning

    Avvo Clients’ Choice Award for Family Law and Criminal Defense

  • Premier Counsel

    Selection for Super Lawyers® (top 5% of New York attorneys)

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Read What Our Clients Have To Say:

  • “I was lucky to have such an open and compassionate lawyer.”

    Former Client
  • “It was also obvious to me that the judges and even the prosecutors know and liked Andrew which I believe made him lawyer much more effective and successful in my case.”

    Ricky C.
  • “With me every step of the way”

    Kara
  • “I am most appreciative of how he takes time to discuss & clarify the issues, details & possible outcome of the case.”

    Richie G.
  • “In addition to answering all my questions, I felt as though he understood my concerns and was ready to fight for me.”

    Former Client
  • “Andrew contacted me to discuss and followed through 100% on everything he said.”

    Leonard M.
  • “The best part was anytime I needed to speak with Andrew, he was available and always offered to answer my questions even on weekends.”

    Former Client
  • “I am grateful for having the opportunity to have such thorough and confident representation and would highly recommend the law firm of Riebling, Proto and Sachs because with this particular team, you will receive nothing but the best quality when it comes”

    Robert C.
  • “Thank you for saving my driving record.”

    Former Client
  • “David Sachs and Andrew Proto demonstrated strong character, punctuality, support and constantly searching for all options to win my both cases, and they made it possible.”

    Adela L.
  • “David's professionalism put me at ease and I felt confident in his ability to represent me during my court appearance.”

    B.M.
  • “The result was everything I wanted no criminal convictions and most of the charges were just dismissed.”

    Former Client
  • “Stephen is above and beyond a great lawyer and was able to get the best result for me.”

    John
  • “Delivered the on the results!”

    Patrick
  • “David Sachs is a fantastic lawyer and overall good guy”

    J.B.