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Chris Rike

Attorney

Chris Rike

Attorney

Chris was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. He completed his undergraduate degree at Bowling Green State University on full scholarship as a National Merit Scholar.   After several years of working in retail management and operating his own business as a licensed contractor, Chris decided to return to school to become an attorney.  He attended law school in California graduating cum laude.

Chris initially focused his practice on family law, helping clients involved in dissolution, child custody, child support, spousal maintenance and other issues resolved in family court. It wasn’t long before he was also representing clients with civil litigation matters.  During this time, Chris gained significant experience negotiating settlements and litigating contested issues in court.  He used the skills learned in family court and civil litigation to expand his practice to help clients resolve their traffic violation cases.  Chris is passionate about defending clients from governmental overreach and a court system that often seems stacked against the defendant.

Professional Associations and Awards

  • Arizona Bar Association, Member, 2006-Present
  • Board of Directors, Maricopa County Bar Association, 2012-2013
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Member 2007-2013
  • Director, Family Law Section of the Maricopa County Bar Association, 2008-2012
  • Member, East Valley Bar Association, 2009-2015
  • Director, East Valley Bar Association, 2010-2011
  • Secretary, East Valley Bar Association, 2011-2012

Awards

  • Top Lawyer, North Valley Magazine, 2012
  • Top Lawyer, North Valley Magazine, 2011
  • Pro Bono Award, American Bar Association
  • Joseph W. Mahowald Family Law Advocate of the Year, Volunteer Lawyers Program of Arizona, 2007
  • One of the Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona, Volunteer Lawyers Program of Arizona, 2007

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2009

Education

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D., cum laude, 2005
  • Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
    • B.S. in Business and Psychology, 1997

Areas of Practice

  • Traffic Violation Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Family Law

Political

  • Libertarian candidate for Maricopa County Clerk of Court, 2010
  • Libertarian candidate for U.S. Representative, District 4, 2014