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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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Shane M. September 13, 2022
Charge Dismissed! My Charge was Dismissed due to the knowledge, expertise and professionalism by Mr.James Riotto and his team. From October 2020 the odds were not in my favor due to the courts. Mr. Riotto’s ability to break down what was occurring and how strong of a defense we had encouraged me to keep fighting. With the confidence of the team I agreed to an appeal which resulted in my charge being dismissed. I’m extremely thankful for the work they put in and the excellent communication. Over the past 23 months.
J. E. August 18, 2022
Highly Reccomend Wonderful team of attorney's. Communication was consistent, and always responded to my emails or calls quickly. Very reasonably priced for the level of support they provide. Mr. Riotto was able to walk me through very complex defense law, in a way that was easy for me to understand, and his services got my a wonderful outcome in court. Highly recommend.
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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
    DUI & DWI
    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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Rising Star
2020 AV Preeminent
Martindale Hubble
Rising Star
2019 AV Preeminent
Martindale Hubble
Highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards
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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