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Cristine Wasserman Rathe

Cristine Wasserman Rathe

also known as Cristine Wasserman, Cristine Wasserman

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Personal Injury

About Me

Aside from loving the work that I do and the help that I am able to offer my clients, my family, especially my children are my greatest joy.  At ages 8 and 4, each day with them is a wonderful experience.  Although maybe not politically a correct statement, I believe that my work as an attorney and the time my career forces me to spend apart from them actaully makes our relationship stronger.  Despite my belief, my office is decorated in a colorful collection of 8 x 10 photos of my children, parents and friends.


Our office is comprised of 3 attorneys and 2 legal assistants.  We frequently also have interns from one of the local colleges on staff to help answer the phones.  I have worked at this particular firm for the vast majority of my legal career and have enjoyed all of the varied experiences a small law firm supplies.


The atmosphere at the Law Offices of Dean T. Yeotis is casual/professional.  Suits are required only for Court and Depositions.  Otherwise we make every effort to appear informal and friendly which by in large seems to put our potential clients at ease.     


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Employment & Labor: 85%
    18 years
  2. Personal Injury: 15%
    18 years



Hourly ($125-300/hour), Contingent (25-40%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

13 total 

  • Francis E. Younes

    I endorse this lawyer. Great reviews.


    Francis Younes Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • John M O'Brien

    I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community.


    John O'Brien Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

611 W Court St
Flint, MI, 48503



MIActive And In Good Standing199708/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior AttorneyLaw Offices of Dean T. Yeotis1999 - Present
AssociateGittleman, Paskel, Tashman & Walker, PC1995 - 1999


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Professional WomenMember2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Flint Trial Lawyers AssociationSecretary2011 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
Michigan Association for JusticeMember2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Genesee County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Bowe and Campbell v. Ridgewood Hills Condo Asso.Plaintiffs' verdict of $678,000.00 with sanctions totaling $775,000.00.
Porter, et al v. City of FlintJudgment for Plaintiffs totalling $1.2 Million
Schaffer v. George Gilliam and Shamrock FabricatingSettlement in favor of decedent's estate totaling $525,000.00

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of DetroitCriminal JusticeBachelor's1994

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Law DayFamily Medical Leave ACt2011
Guest LecturerLabor Relations2010
Guest LecturerEmployee Rights2008