After serving as a prosecutor in the Monroe County District Attorney's Office for nearly 17 years, including 4 years as head of the DWI Bureau, in 2010, I went into private practice. In addition to earning Avvo's locally rare "Superb" DWI trial attorney designation, for over 10 consecutive years, I have been rated "BV Distinguished" by Martindale-Hubbell, the legal profession's leading peer review group. Recently, I was again selected to the National Trial Lawyers' list of the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" and named one of the "10 Best DWI Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in New York" by the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys.
Increasingly, I have been asked to represent college students charged with campus offenses, subjecting them to harsh university disciplinary proceedings where the potential consequences range from suspension to even expulsion and a permanent criminal record. As the father of college students, I know that no parents want their child's bright future jeopardized, especially for a one time serious lapse in judgment. Rest assured that regardless of the nature of your case, it will be handled with the attention and care it deserves.
At Anelli Xavier, we are trial lawyers and fighting for you in the courtroom is our passion. DWI defense is complex work, and you deserve the best. Our firm has offices in Rochester, Syracuse, Albany and Buffalo. I oversee our Rochester office, from which we also serve clients in the Southern Tier and throughout Western New York, and it would be our privilege to handle your case.
If your case attracts media attention, while at the District Attorney's Office, I was the spokesman for all DWI-related cases and handled all television, radio and print interviews, so I know how to position your case to the media if it becomes necessary.
Your case requires skilled, aggressive, direct and responsive legal counsel. I will be pleased to represent you.
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You would be hard pressed to find a more skilled advocate than Mr. Roxin. Rich brings to the table years of experience as head of a large county's DWI bureau and he uses those skills to zealously work to get the best possible result for his clients.
Michael Viscosi DUI & DWI Attorney
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Selected as "Member of the Nation's Top One Percent"||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|Rated BV Distinguished||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|One of top 100 DWI attorneys in NY||The National Advocacy for DUI Defense||2015|
|Clients' Choice Award||Avvo||2015|
|Named among "10 Best" NY Attorneys for Client Satisfaction||American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys||2015|
|BV Distinguished 12+years||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Top Contributor, Criminal Defense and DWI||Avvo||2014|
|Blue Merit Star for Heroic Efforts||National Ski Patrol||2011|
|Certificate of Appreciation||NYS Police Violent Felony Warrant Squad||2007|
|Supervising Attorney||Anelli Xavier, PC||2013 - Present|
|Attorney||Private Law Practice||2010 - 2013|
|General Manager||Hunt Hollow Ski Area||2007 - 2010|
|Special Assistant United States Attorney||U.S. Attorney's Office||1997 - 1999|
|Assistant District Attorney||Monroe County District Attorney's Office||1990 - 2007|
|Associate||Roemer and Featherstonhaugh, PC||1987 - 1990|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States District Court for the Western and Northern DIstricts of New York||N/A||N/A|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit||N/A||N/A|
|National Ski Patrol||Ski Patroller||N/A|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|People v. Former Monroe County Airport Director||In highly publicized and politically charged DWI case with extensive media coverage, client took responsibility for actions and was sentenced to community service over objection of DA's Office, which instead wanted 3 years of probation.|
|People v. John Doe||Client seriously injured in crash and analysis of his blood showed BAC nearly double the legal limit. Charged with two misdemeanor DWI counts, case resolved with plea to traffic infraction, Driving While Ability Impaired.|
|People v. Jane Doe||Successfully argued appeal of County Court conviction before Appellate DIvision, Fourth Department. Conviction vacated and case returned to local court, Charges dismissed by Special Prosecutor.|
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|Midtown "Spirit" Magazine||Featured Member Profile||2014|
|Channel 13- ABC Affiliate||Canandaigua Driver Charged With Vehicular Assault In Court||2014|
|Channel 8-CBS Affiliate||"Former Airport Director Sentenced In DWI Case"||2012|
|The New York Times written by Matthew Wald||"Does Your Car Have a Spy In The Engine?"||2004|
|Albany Law School of Union University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|Boston University||American History/Communications||BS - Bachelor of Science||1982|
|University of Rochester Undergraduate Criminal Law Course||Electronic Eavesdropping-Modern Day Applications of the 4th Amendment||2011|
|New York State Bar Association CLE Seminar "Representing a DWI Defendant In NY from Arraignment to Disposition"||Driving While Intoxicated Defense Continuing Legal Education Seminar||2010|
|New York Prosecutors Training Institute Seminar||Understanding and Using "Black Box" Technology at Trial||2006|
|New York Prosecutors Training Institute||Methamphetamine Cases: From Investigation to Prosecution||2006|
|Continuing Legal Education Seminar||Addressing CPL 30.30 Concerns For Prosecutors||2004|
|Continuing Legal Education Seminar||High-Profile Cases in the Media: Handling The Tough Questions||2003|
|Search and Seizure/4th Amendment/Evidence Gathering/Trial Tactics 1994-2007||Adjunct Instructor, Law Enforcement Recruit Training, New York Criminal Procedure/Penal Law||N/A|
|DWI-Related Vehicular Homicide/Assault Cases 1999-2003||Numerous television, radio and newspaper interviews while Chief of DWI Bureau of the Monroe County District Attorney's Office||N/A|