Jeff Ries

Jeffrey Dallas Ries serves as Of Counsel to SMT Legal, handling cases involving personal injury, criminal law, family law, and other civil litigation. He has litigated extensively in both state and federal court in Pennsylvania. In his practice, Jeff is focused on and devoted to helping people by giving real world advice to those in need, explaining what a realistic outcome looks like to clients who may never have had to navigate the justice system before.

Of working with him, his clients say, “Mr. Ries was supportive through a rough situation” and that he is extremely poised, knowledgeable, skilled consistent, and persistent. A lawyer who values and places importance on speaking to his clients himself has clients that say, “Mr. Ries makes tough decisions and is genuinely concerned for each one of his clients. I felt like Mr. Ries always had time for my phone calls and never treated me like I was a bother.”

Jeff tries to find creative solutions to his clients’ legal issues, especially in family law matters. He believes it’s important to litigate, but only when necessary to achieve the best possible resolution for the client.

Jeff graduated from University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Marketing 2008. Subsequently, he earned his Juris Doctor from University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2011.

He is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, Westmoreland County Bar Association, and Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Outside of work, Jeff has enjoys volunteering his time with the Pittsburgh Zoo on its Pride Advisory Council and previously served as President of the Steel Valley Rotary Club.

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2011
  • University of Pittsburgh, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Marketing, 2008
  • Pennsylvania, 2011
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Westmoreland County Bar Association

SMT Legal
Of Counsel
March 2022 – present

Legal Tax Service, Inc.
General Counsel
January 2022 – present

Jeffrey Dallas Reis Law Firm
April 2020 – present

McGrail & Associates, LLC
January 2013 – March 2020

Law Office of D. Scott Lautner
Associate Attorney
October 2011 – January 2013
Legal Clerk
September 2010 – October 2011

Lou Blath Law Offices
Legal Clerk
June 2010 – March 2011

  • Pittsburgh Zoo, Pride Advisory Council (PAC), 2018 – present
  • Steel Valley Rotary Club, Member, Past-President, 2013 – present

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