OWM Attorneys At Law
O'Donnell, Weiss & Mattei, P.C.
Baer, Stephen I.

Stephen I. Baer

Stephen I. Baer

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  • Born and raised in Phoenixville.
  • Represent clients in the practice areas of Criminal Defense, Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts, Estate Administration & Probate, Mediation and Family Law.
  • Award winning attorney, “Expertise- Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Reading- 2021”, “Main Line Today- TOP LAWYER-2019”.
  • Designated an “Advanced Practitioner” Member of the Association of Conflict Resolution.
  • I am committed to providing compassionate, zealous, and outstanding representation to my clients and care deeply about our community.

Client Testimonial:

“Stephen’s attitude and his years as an experienced attorney helped give me confidence as I walked my husband and daughter through unfamiliar territory. I knew my family was in good hands with Stephen as our attorney.” Alice B.

Peer Talk/Review:

“Stephen is calm, cool and collected and gets the job done.” David Megay


  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1978
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 1974
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Professional Associations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member - Current
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member - Current
  • Pennsylvania Council of Mediators, Member - Current
  • Doris Jonas Free Family Law Inn Court, Member - 1992 - 1998

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Pro-Bono Award, Chester County Bar Association - 2007
  • Access to Justice Award, Chester County Bar Association - 2015
  • Chairman of the Criminal Defense Section of the Chester County Bar Association - 2015-2010
  • Board of Directors, New Century Bank, Member - 1992-2002
  • Board of Directors, Chester County Bar Association - 1986-1996
  • Solicitor for the Borough of Spring City - 1983-1996
  • President of the Phoenixville Senior Adult Activity Center - 1982, 1983 and 1986
  • Chairman of the Judicial Evaluation Committee, Chester County Bar - 1986-1988

Current Employment Position

  • Senior Counsel

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Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Wills & Trusts
  • Estate Administration & Probate
  • Criminal Defense
  • Mediation & Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1984


  • Award winning attorney, “Expertise- Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Reading", 2021
  • Main Line Today- TOP LAWYER, 2019
  • Pro-Bono Award, Chester County Bar Association, 2007
  • Access to Justice Award, Chester County Bar Association, 2015

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