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James L. Riotto

James L. Riotto

Dedicated to Protecting the Rights of Individuals
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Traffic Tickets
  • New York
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Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Compassionate, knowledgeable, outstanding ability to absorb and analyze a massive amount of information to extract the most important bits of information, ability to make correct intuitive predictions, and an excellent communicator.
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Sarah M. January 3, 2024
Highly recommend attorney Working with James was a great experience. He kept us informed every step of the way, communication was excellent. We were able to settle without having to go to court, he took care of all paperwork and filings. Would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney.
Monique B. September 10, 2023
Car accident We called James Riotto after we had a car accident. Within one call he summed up how he would handle the situation for us. We paid the fee upfront and he got to work. he told us exactly what information he needed from us and he handled the rest. He keep us informed of every step along the way. We are very happy with the results of the court case and so glad we hired him. The accident was traumatic enough without having to deal with the aftermath and going to court. The fee was more than worth it. Thank you team for handling this situation!
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Attorney James L. Riotto has an impressive law enforcement background combined with substantial criminal defense experience. His extensive experience as a state trooper, within law enforcement, and in criminal prosecution provides a unique perspective that sets him apart from other Rochester criminal defense attorneys. Clients get the benefit of an attorney with a clear understanding of both sides of their legal issues.

Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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2nd Circuit
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Federal Court - Western and Northern Districts of New York
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Law Office of James L. Riotto
New York State Police
Enforced New York State Penal Law and Vehicle and Traffic Law Conducted Criminal Investigations Certified New York State Instructor
Police Officer
State of New York University Police
Enforced New York State Penal Law and Vehicle and Traffic Law Conducted Criminal Investigations
Correction Officer
Federal Bureau of Prisons and NYS Department of Corrections
Supervised and transported inmates.
Albany Law School
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State University of New York - College at Cortland
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2023 AV Preeminent
Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards
Rising Star
2020 AV Preeminent
Martindale Hubble
2019 AV Preeminent
Martindale Hubble
Highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards
Rising Star
2018 AV Preeminent
Martindale Hubble
Superlawyers Rising Star
Thompson Reuters
Rising Star
2023 AV Preeminent
Martindale Hubble
Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards
Professional Associations
Monroe County Bar Association
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New York State Bar
- Current
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Articles & Publications
DWI coordinator in Upstate New York faces DWI charges
Riotto Law Blog
Speaking Engagements
Careers in the Legal Field, Hot Careers Lunch and Learn
CLE Field Sobriety Testing, Client Centered Representation
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, Monroe County Public Defender's Office
Certified Instructor
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
New York State Certified Instructor
New York State Police
Websites & Blogs
Riotto Law Blog
Riotto Law Blog
Contact & Map
The Law Office of James L. Riotto
Rochester Office
30 West Broad Street
Suite 100
Rochester, NY 14614
Telephone: (585) 546-4001
The Law Office of James L. Riotto
Albany Office
120 Broadway
Albany, NY 12204
Telephone: (518) 205-9229
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