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Samantha C. Riggi

Associate
sriggi@bottarleone.com
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120 Madison St., Suite 1600
Syracuse, New York 13202


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 Siena College, magna cum laude, and Syracuse University College of Law, where she was a member and Associate Editor of the Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce and published "Who's Your Daddy: The International Market for American Sperm." In addition to the Journal of International Law and Commerce, Ms. Riggi 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 at 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.

Education
  • Siena College (B.A., magna cum laude, 2011)
  • Syracuse University College of Law (J.D., 2014)
Jurisdictions Admitted To Practice
  • New York, 2015
  • United States District Court, Northern District of New York
Honors
  • Associate Editor, Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce
  • L. Frederick E. Goldie Publication Award
  • Syracuse University College of Law Moot Court Honor Society
  • 42nd Annual Mackenzie Hughes LLP, Edmund H. Lewis Appellate Advocacy Competition (winner; best final round advocate; highest-scoring brief)
  • 41st Annual Mackenzie Hughes LLP, Edmund H. Lewis Appellate Advocacy Competition (winner; highest-scoring brief)
  • 36th Annual Lionel O. Grossman Trial Competition (winner)
  • Order of Barristers
Publications
  • Samantha C. Robbins, "Who's Your Daddy?  The International Market for American Sperm," 41 Syr.J.Int'l Law & Com. 229 (2013).
Professional Associations
  • Member, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member, Central New York Women's Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Onondaga County Bar Association