The Riebling & Payton Diffference
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
Westchester’s Foremost Defense Trial Attorney | Former NYC Narcotic
Joining Forces to Work For You
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.
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