Chris Rike

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Location:
Tempe, Arizona
Phone:
602-467-3946
800-231-3641
Fax:
480-626-5543
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Chris began his legal career in family law, helping clients navigate some of the most difficult times of their lives.  Family law is a complex area of law and Chris got a lot of experience in the courtroom representing clients in hearings and trials in the Superior Court, as well as in settlement conferences and mediations. 

Over the years, Chris gained exposure to the practice areas of criminal defense and traffic violations; these areas grabbed Chris’ attention.  Chris is passionate about fighting for a smaller government and reducing government intervention in our lives, and criminal defense and traffic violation defense provide the perfect outlet for this passion.  Most of Kielsky Rike pllc’s clients are well-intentioned people who simply made a bad choice, or who did not even know they were breaking the law, and who then find themselves tied up in a quagmire of government bureaucracy, facing steep fines and/or a criminal conviction.  Chris helps clients navigate an intimidating court system and fight against government overreach.  He also represents clients in civil matters which often involve a government entity as the defendant.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Traffic Violations
  • Civil Litigation

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
    • Honors: Full Academic Scholarship
  • Bowling Green State University
    • B.S. - 1997
    • Honors: National Merit Finalist
    • Honors: Full Academic Scholarship
    • Major: Business and Psychology

Honors and 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

Professional Associations and Memberships

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