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About Me

I graduated from the Syracuse University College of Law in 2000, and was admitted to practice in New York in January of 2001.  Since then I have practiced as both a prosecutor and as defense counsel, devoting the entirety of my practice to ltigation.  As a lifelong resident of Central New York I have travelled throughout the region and appeared in numerous local and county courts over the past 12 years.  For the past two (2) years I have served as Town Justice for the Town of Binghamton, an experience that has helped broaden my view of criminal trials and proceedings.


I am gratified to have been chosen to join the team of attorneys at AnelliXavier, and to have access to the resources that this firm possesses.  It allows me to concentrate my practice on the defense of those charges with DWI offenses, and to defend them at the highest level. 


I look forward to the vigorous defense of my clients, assisted by the fine team of attorneys I am now fortunate to be associated with.


Practice Areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 25%
    15 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
  3. Child Support: 25%
  4. Divorce & Separation: 25%



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

37 total 

  • Judd S Nemiro

    A top notch attorney who has great knowledge of the law. I endorse this lawyer.


    Judd Nemiro Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Scott A. Brenneck

    I endorse this lawyer because he has a strong work ethic and a tireless commitment to his clients. He strives for excellence in everything he does and is relentless in his preparation and pursuit of his client's goals.


    Scott Brenneck DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Battisti & Garzo, P.C.

89 Court Street
Third Floor
Binghamton, NY, 13901


NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 200103/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Quality Citizenship Recognition AwardUnited States Marine Corps2008
Qualiy Citizenship Recognition AwardUnited States Marine Corps2007
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Supervising AttorneyAnelli Xavier, PC2012 - Present
Owner and OperatorLaw Office of Christopher I. Simser2011 - 2012
Assistant Public DefenderCortland County Public Defender2011 - 2012
Assistant District AttorneyCortland Couty District Attorney2009 - 2011
Senior Associate AttorneyLaw Office of Remy Perot2002 - 2009
Assistant District AttorneyBroome County District Attorney's Office2000 - 2002
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Broome County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Tioga County Bar AssociationsMemberN/A
Southern Tier Defense Attorneys AssociationMemberN/A
Cortland County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People v. JohnsonIndictment dismissed.
People v. T.A.Not Guilty on misdemeanor DWI
People v. J. D.Juy deliberated for 5 minutes and found client Not Guilty
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Yale UniversityDivinityMaster of Divinity1989
Syracuse UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Broome County Legal Staff AllianceFamily and Criminal Court Interaction2009
Broome County Legal Staff AllianceEffective Paralegal Assistance2008
Broome County Bar Association CLELaw Office Continuity2008