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Destinee Kessler is a Senior Legal Assistant at the Law Office of James L. Riotto. She has been with the firm since 2019 and was promoted to the role of Senior Legal Assistant – IT Specialist in 2022. In her capacity as a Senior Legal Assistant, Destinee plays a crucial role in managing junior-level legal assistants and providing essential support to attorneys in various legal tasks, which includes conducting legal research, drafting documents, and preparing for hearings and trials.

Over the years, Destinee has dedicated herself to continuous professional development, completing numerous specialized trainings that have equipped her with extensive knowledge in various criminal matters, both at the state and federal levels. Additionally, she specializes in cases involving the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and has a successful track record of assisting clients in restoring their driving privileges.

Destinee’s academic history comprises an Associate’s Degree earned at Trident Technical College, along with the attainment of her undergraduate degree from Nazareth College in 2018. Throughout her time in academia, she garnered recognition for her outstanding proficiency in management and accounting, qualities that have consistently demonstrated their significance as valuable resources for Riotto Law’s clients.

In her role as an IT specialist, Destinee takes on the responsibility of managing, implementing, monitoring, and maintaining the IT systems at Riotto Law. This includes handling electronic discovery, technical computer systems, software, hardware, networks, and cloud platforms. Her technical expertise is particularly crucial in complex criminal cases that involve extensive amounts of discovery.

Furthermore, Destinee is a licensed New York State Notary Public, which adds an additional layer of capability to her role in legal assistance and documentation.

Destinee Kessler’s diverse skill set, combined with her dedication to professional growth and her contributions as an IT specialist, makes her an invaluable member of the Law Office of James L. Riotto. Her expertise benefits both the legal team and clients, ensuring effective support in a wide range of legal matters and technical requirements.

Complete Specialized Trainings
  • New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST)
  • Advising Clients Charged with DWI and Vehicle and Traffic Matters
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs
  • Refusals
  • AUO & Reckless Driving
  • Court Fines, Surcharges, and Jail Time
  • Ransomware
  • Defective Accusatory
  • Petit Larceny
  • Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance
  • Endangering Welfare of a Child
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Statement Suppression
  • CPL §30.30
  • New Parole Guidelines
  • Federal Sentencing and Relevant Conduct
  • Federal Pre-Sentence Reports
  • Digital Evidence in Criminal Cases
  • Cyber Security
  • Cell Phone Extraction and Forensics