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Experienced Lawyers In Berks And Lebanon Counties

Bentley, Kopecki, Smith, P.C., is an established Pennsylvania law firm that focuses exclusively on family law and criminal law. As a small practice, we are able to devote the time and individualized attention that clients crave and deserve when facing these complex and emotional issues. Yet we are also formidable trial lawyers and experienced counselors who can effectively protect your interests in or out of court. The DUI lawyers, criminal defense attorneys and family law attorneys on our staff are very experienced and will help you navigate the Pennsylvania legal system.

Our firm serves the greater Reading, Pennsylvania, area, concentrating in Berks County and Lebanon County. Our attorneys have consistently achieved favorable outcomes for clients in the following areas of practice:

  • Divorce and family law — Property division, child custody, financial support, paternity, adoption, domestic violence, prenuptial agreements
  • DUI charges — First offense DUI, subsequent DUI, underage or professional drivers, breath test refusal, license suspension and Ambien DUI’s are all cases our DUI lawyers have handled.
  • Criminal defense — Drugs, theft, fraud, assault, vehicle offenses, firearm offenses and other misdemeanor or felony charges involving adults, college students or juveniles

We offer a free half-hour initial consultation to explore your case and our abilities.

Mindful Of The Mission

The law is a service profession, but some of our colleagues have lost their way of why we do this job. At Bentley, Kopecki, Smith, we take a client-centered and holistic approach to legal issues, which hearkens back to a time when people came to an attorney for all their problems, not just legal issues. We guide clients through every stage of the legal process and consider the short- and long-term consequences. We address the overwhelming emotions and the need to have someone truly listen to the full story of what has happened to bring you into a lawyer’s office.

Our main office in Reading is located in a historic building, providing a comfortable and cozy environment to spill out your concerns and work through the different scenarios. We also have convenient office locations in Lancaster and Lebanon where we can meet with you. In criminal cases, we can also arrange jail visits.

Our Experienced Lawyers are Equipped To Protect You

Our lawyers have handled hundreds of divorce and custody cases. The members of our criminal defense team are former public defenders who have been to trial on virtually every type of case, from shoplifting to murder. There are some 10,000 days of courtroom experience in this firm, and that experience plays to your advantage whether we settle your matter out of court or argue your case before a judge or jury. We know the judges, prosecutors and opposing attorneys in most cases, and we can gauge “when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em” regarding the decision to litigate or negotiate.

Our attorneys can “triage” your legal situation to determine what immediate steps should be taken to protect your interests right now. Several of our attorneys have been through the divorce process themselves, and that empathy translates into both compassionate counsel and practical advice. When appropriate, we also hire private investigators and other experts to aid in the preparation of your case.

Everything we do and how we do it starts and ends with your best interests. We offer a free half-hour initial consultation to explore your case and our abilities. Call us at 610-685-8000 or contact us online.

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