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Cari Rincker
Cari Rincker

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Cari Rincker

Cari Rincker is the principal attorney at Rincker Law, PLLC, a national general practice law firm concentrating in both food/agriculture and family/matrimonial law. I am a licensed attorney in Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Texas, Kentucky and the District of Columbia.

Cari Rincker has a committed mediation practice with a focus on family law and divorce mediation. She has been trained with the New York Peace Institute for community mediation and divorce. She too completed child custody and visitation training in Queens. She is on a myriad of court rosters for the allocation of parental responsibilities in Illinois and on the agriculture mediation rosters in New York, New Jersey and Illinois.

Before starting Rincker Law, PLLC, Cari was an associate at Budd-Falen Law Offices, LLC in Cheyenne, Wyoming where her broad practice areas ranged from agriculture, environmental and natural resource issues to federal lands, wind energy development, crop insurance, property law, commercial law, and probate with clients located all over the west. Cari’s passion for agriculture issues is deeply rooted. She grew up on a seedstock Simmental cattle operation in Shelbyville, Illinois where she spent significant time working on her family’s farm.

Due to her passion for law and policy, Cari decided to complete her Juris Doctor from Pace University, School of Law. While in law school, Cari worked at SimmonsCooper, LLC in their international litigation division and completed a consultantcy with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations where she conducted research on national legal frameworks on the conservation of livestock biodiversity and was a contributing author to The State of the World’s Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. Furthermore, she worked as an advisor for the Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Marshall Islands to the United Nations, sat the floor of the General Assembly and gave policy recommendations to Ambassador Capelle. In addition to these experiences, Cari interned with Homelessness Prevention Unit for the Los Angeles Public Counsel, the largest pro bono clinic in the world.

ADR Experience

Cari has completed the 40-Hour Basic Training and 24-Hour Divorce Mediation Training through the New York Peace Institute. She has also completed the 18-Hour Basic Training through the State of New Jersey’s Office of Dispute Settlement. She is also a R. 1:40 qualified mediator for the Civil, General Equity and Probate Cases and Civil Presumptive Mediation Program Roster in New Jersey.

Cari is also on the allocation of parental responsibilities rosters in the Sixth, Fifth, and Fourth Circuits in Illinois.


I hope to help the parties come to an amicable agreement. I’m very friendly and professional. I have a facilitative with a mix of directive mediation approach.


Cari began her educational career at Lake Land College in Mattoon, Illinois where she received her Associate’s in Agriculture Science and had a successful career on their livestock judging team. Cari then transferred to Texas A & M University where she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science and was a member of both the Livestock and Meat Animal Evaluation (“Askarben”) judging teams and was actively involved with the Saddle & Sirloin Club and Texas Aggie Cattlewomen.

After Texas A & M, Cari came back home to the University of Illinois to complete her Masters of Science in Ruminant Nutrition where her concentration was in beef feedlot nutrition. Cari completed two research projects in the areas of distillers grain and genetic markers for marbling which each led to published works.

Due to her passion for law and policy, Cari decided to complete her Juris Doctor from Pace University, School of Law, in White Plains, New York. At Pace, Cari completed certificates in both Environmental Law and International Law and was a Vice-Chair on the National Environmental Moot Court Competition Board.

Areas Of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Agriculture & Ranching
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Contracts
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Environmental
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • General
  • Intellectual Property
  • Land Use
  • Natural Resources
  • Online Mediation
  • Partnership
  • Prenuptial
  • Probate
  • Real Estate

Additional Services

  • Collaborative Professional
  • Estate Planner
  • Mediating Lawyer

Fees and Provisos

I charge hourly for mediation.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes