Cristina M. Rizen | Associate
In 2014, Cristina graduated from Loyola University Chicago School of Law with her Juris Doctorate and certificates in Advocacy and Child and Family Law. While at Loyola, she served as Junior Editor and Assistant Symposium Editor of the Children’s Legal Right Journal. She also worked at Civitas ChildLaw Center and ChildLaw Clinic providing research and representation for children in Domestic Relations and Child Protection cases and earning the CALI Award for her diligence.
Her legal knowledge combined with her passion for children and family relationships allows her to effectively advocate for clients. Cristina belongs to the Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections of the American Bar Association as well as the International Law (Family Law Section) and Mediation (ADR Section) Committees.
Cristina has researched factual and legal issues, drafted pleadings and motions and represented clients in federal-court international parent abductions cases (federal cases brought under the Hague Convention).
She holds a certificate in Divorce Mediation from Northwestern University.
When Cristina is not practicing law, she enjoys spending time with her partner, Jon, and their blended family.
Cristina has represented clients in international parent abductions cases
(federal cases brought under the Hague Convention).
Family Law; Divorce; Allocation of Parental Responsibility and Parenting Time; Support; Parentage; Hague Cases,
Practices in Cook, DuPage, Lake, and Will Counties
American Bar Association, Member
- Member of the Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections
- Member of the International Law (Family Law Section) and Mediation (ADR Section) Committees
Illinois State Bar Association, Member
- Member of the Child Law, Family Law, and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections
DuPage County Bar Association, Member
Women’s Bar Association, Member
Hague Convention Attorney Network, Member
Are Juvenile Gang Members Victims of Labor Trafficking?, 35 CHILD. LEGAL RTS. J. 163 (2015). Available at: https://lawecommons.luc.edu/clrj/vol35/iss2/4.
Northwestern University, Divorce Mediation Certification
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Juris Doctor, Chicago, IL
Indiana University, Bachelor of Arts, Bloomington, IN
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