Westchester defense attorneys Marcia Payton and Stephen Riebling started working together more than 25 years ago when they first met in law school at the Pace University School of Law in White Plains, NY.
Since then, and over their more than 20 year marriage, they have dedicated themselves to helping people and families throughout Westchester County, New York City and the surrounding areas.
Unlike other Westchester lawyers and law firms, Marcia and Stephen are truly a “legal family” having spent their legal careers collaborating with each other to provide personalized and dedicated representation to people and their families. They truly help clients face the uncertainty of an arrest, build a strong defense criminal charges or navigate numerous family law issues and implications.
When you hire Riebling & Payton, PLLC, you will speak directly with Stephen and Marcia, and you will have their 5 decades of combined experience on your side - to answer your questions, fight for you in court, and protect you and your family. We guarantee our commitment to your case and being available to you and to your family.
This proven approach is unique and unlike any other in Westchester County, NY. While most firms and lawyers go home at the end of the day, Marcia and Stephen are available 24/7 to help, especially when that help is needed immediately.
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Experience, Insight, and Results over a Combined 5 Decades of Practice
Former NYC Narcotics Prosecutor
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Westchester's Foremost Criminal Defense Trial Attorney
Former NYC Narcotic Prosecutor
Marcia Payton started her career as a prosecutor in the NYC District Attorney’s Office, where her attention to details and zealous advocacy in the courtroom earned her widespread respect and recognition. Her accomplishments led to her quick promotion to the prestigious Office for Special Narcotics. There, she was responsible for handling some of the most complex and important felony investigations and prosecutions involving all types of drug crimes in New York City. In private practice, she has taken all of the insight, lessons and knowledge acquired as a NYC prosecutor to successfully represent countless clients charged with crimes in Westchester, New York City and the surrounding areas.
Stephen Riebling took a slightly different path and started his career exclusively as a Westchester defense attorney. For decades he has handled the defense and has been lead trial attorney for some of the most involved and noteworthy cases in Westchester County, New York City, Bronx County and the surrounding areas. He received national attention and widespread praise for his ardent defense as Lead Defense Counsel for Lacey Spears during her murder trial. His dedicated and focused representation has been recognized by various professional organizations and has received the praise of both lawyers and judges alike. However it is the appreciation of his numerous clients which is most rewarding.
They have a remarkable success record at trial, winning unanimous verdicts for defendants in Westchester County, New York City, Bronx County, Queens County, Brooklyn, Putnam County, Orange County, Rockland County, Dutchess County, Nassau County and Staten Island. These verdicts have come in the County, City and local courts throughout New York.
Their varied careers, experiences and perspectives, have allowed Marcia and Stephen to offer all of their clients a unique and specialized approach which is different from any other offered in Westchester County. We are committed to representing you with the integrity, preparation, knowledge, and attention that you, your family and your case deserve.