Reading, PA Criminal Defense Attorney Andrea E. Mertz has 17 years of experience defending the rights of clients charged with criminal offenses in Berks County. She does so with persistence, passion and principle. Attorney Mertz has dedicated her law practice to representing clients charged with felony and misdemeanor crimes including Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Robbery, Theft, Rape, Firearms offenses, Drug violations, and DUI. Through her advocacy skills, she has earned a reputation for being an aggressive trial attorney, successfully defending her clients' rights from the Preliminary Hearing through Trial. She combines extensive Trial experience and knowledge of the Berks County court system with a personal commitment to her clients, in order to offer zealous representation in a supportive environment. Attorney Mertz is extremely active and respected in the Berks County legal community, and serves as Co-Chairman of both the Criminal Defense Section and the Criminal Law Section of the Berks County Bar Association. She is a longstanding member of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Recently, the American Society of Legal Advocates named her a Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer in Pennsylvania. She currently maintains a "Superb" rating from the attorney rating website AVVO.com and recently received the "Client's Choice" award from AVVO.com in the areas of DUI and criminal defense.