Formerly Samantha C. Robbins, Ms. Riggi’s practice focuses on cases sounding in medical malpractice, workplace accident, motor vehicle, product liability, wrongful death and severe personal injury matters.
Ms. Riggi is a graduate of Syracuse University College of Law, and Siena College, magna cum laude. She is a past member and Associate Editor of the Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce, which published her note “Who’s Your Daddy: The International Market for American Sperm.” In addition to the Journal of International Law and Commerce, she is a past member of the Syracuse University College of Law Moot Court Honor Society, and was inducted into The Order of Barristers.
While in law school, Ms. Riggi won a number of trial and appellate competitions, including the 42nd annual Mackenzie Hughes LLP, Edmund H. Lewis Appellate Advocacy Competition (winner; best final round advocate; highest-scoring brief), the 41st annual annual Mackenzie Hughes LLP, Edmund H. Lewis Appellate Advocacy Competition (winner; highest-scoring brief), and the 36th annual Lionel O. Grossman Trial Competition (winner)
Prior to joining Bottar Leone, PLLC, Ms. Riggi served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Gary L. Sharpe, formerly the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, as a student attorney at the Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office, and as an intern for (then) United States Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. She was also a litigation associate in a mid-sized Syracuse law firm, where she represented individuals and businesses in a variety of matters, including appeals, commercial disputes, and the defense of personal injury claims.