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Christopher W Rike

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  1. Criminal speeding ticket in Nogales, AZ

    Posted by Kevin,
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    • I recommend Christopher Rike.

    I received a criminal speeding ticket just outside of Nogales when I was going down there for business. I was cited for 69 mph in a 45 mph zone and in AZ that is a criminal charge. I did not realize that there was anything such as criminal speeding until I called to take care of the fine over the phone and was informed that I would have to appear to plea. I was at a loss as to how to proceed and quickly decided I should have counsel. I searched Avvo and doing my due diligence made five phone calls to highly rated practices. My call to Kielsky and Rike was put through to Chris Rike and he explained the violation to me, what my options were, what the price would be and sent a follow up email. Interestingly all four of the other calls I made went unreturned. Given the good service and information given in the first call, I decided to retain Chris and his firm to represent me and I am extremely glad I did.

    After hiring Chris and giving him all the requested material and information he handled the rest. He was able to get everything done by phone and email and I did not have to appear in Santa Cruz County court. He kept me up to date at every point in the process. Given all the facts and information I was able to provide Chris, he was able to get my criminal speeding violation dismissed after taking online traffic school. This was the best outcome I could have hoped for.

    I would highly recommend Chris and his firm for this type of representation and would expect that they would be as diligent and helpful in any kind of litigation they are retained to do. I personally would like to thank Chris and his team for a job well done.

  2. Red Light - Camera Photo Ticket

    Posted by Kiran,
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    • I recommend Christopher Rike.

    I happen to call Chris Rike. Instead of making me pay first, he guided me very well for my advantage. Chris was very very knowledgeable and gave me allllll the options.
    I really respect him more and will definitely guide anyone who would ask me for relevant info.
    Way to go Avvo.com and Chris. Thanks again for so much of your time spent with me.
    Thank You! Kiran Kumar

  3. Highly Recommend Mr. Rike

    Posted by Pin,
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    • I recommend Christopher Rike.

    I have receive 2 speeding tickets from cameras two days apart. It was very stressful. I did not know any attorneys and searched the internet for legal assistance. . I got very lucky and found Chris Rike and Michael Kielsky. Mr. Rike and Mr. Kielsky were very helpful, responsive and kept me informed along the way. Both of my cases have been dismissed. Chris was great and I would highly recommend Chris to anyone that needs these professional services.

  4. Multiple Tickets

    Posted by Larry,
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    • I recommend Christopher Rike.

    I was visiting in Phoenix and did not expect to receive 2 speeding tickets from cameras. I did not know any attorneys in Phoenix or Scottsdale and searched the internet for legal assistance. I got very lucky and found Chris Rike. Chris was very helpful, responsive and kept me informed along the way. I could have easily been put in a bad situation by selection professional services over the internet and not getting very good service. Chris was great and I would recommend Chris to anyone that needs these professional services.

  5. My photo red light ticket in Mesa.....

    Posted by Brenda, a Speeding Ticket client,
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    • I recommend Christopher Rike.
    • I hired Christopher 6-12 months ago.
    • Christopher handled my Speeding / Traffic Ticket matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    I have a CDL, and was facing not only losing my CDL, but my job as well. Mr. Rilke was honest upfront and told me he could not promise to win my case, but he did promise to do the best he legally could do for my case. He responded to every email I sent him. His honesty, his extensive legal knowledge eased my mind, and I knew that even if I didn't win my case I knew that my lawyer had done the best he possibly could for me. And do you know what?... .He did win my case. He saved not only my CDL, , but my job as well . Now my future is brighter than it's ever been. There's only one law firm that I will use if I ever need a lawyer again. Thank you ....Christopher Rike!!!

  6. Speeding Citation

    Posted by Lee, a Speeding Ticket client,
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    • I recommend Christopher Rike.
    • I hired Christopher 6-12 months ago.
    • Christopher handled my Speeding / Traffic Ticket matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    Mr. Rike expertly handled my speeding citation. He did an excellent job at keeping me informed and walking me through the process. Would highly recommend.

  7. Helpful, knowlegable,efficient

    Posted by Mary,
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    • I recommend Christopher Rike.
    • I hired Christopher more than 3 years ago.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    I have been to Chris several times about family law issues regarding
    Trusts, wills,elderly law he was very helpful about laws regarding all these issues I highly recommend Chris in any Family law issue you might have!

  8. Grateful

    Posted by a Family client,
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    • I recommend Christopher Rike.
    • I hired Christopher 1-3 years ago.
    • Christopher handled my Family matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    Over a year ago after I split from my child's dad, I established child support through the court myself but then he retalliated by filing for custody of my child. That is when I requested the services of Mr. Rike. He was very thorough in explaining the process and ended up helping me establish full/sole custody of my child. The non-custodial parent then decided this year to modify the child support to almost nothing and so I called Mr. Rike again. The same professional service was given, very thorough in explaining everything and helping me feel at ease. This time Mr. Kielsky attended the court date and I was very pleased with his demeanor and presence during the court hearing.He fought diligently to have this modification denied and he succeeded greatly. I will recommend Mr. Rike and Mr. Kielsky to everyone that I come across in need of a lawyer. I am very grateful for them and I am glad that I chose this firm to represent me and my family.

  9. Excellent attorney and firm

    Posted by Out of state attorney, a Family client,
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    • I recommend Christopher Rike.
    • I hired Christopher more than 3 years ago.
    • Christopher handled my Family matter.

    I am an out of state attorney who needed Arizona counsel to assist in dismissing a protective order a father was hiding behind to keep a child from the mother who had custody. Mr. RIke and his firm moved quickly and efficiently to get the matter resolved and went beyond the call of duty in reuniting mother with the child.

  10. Tons of money and papers with no results!

    Posted by a Divorce client,
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    • I do not recommend Christopher Rike.
    • I hired Christopher more than 3 years ago.
    • Christopher handled my Divorce / Separation matter.
    • I have previously worked with no lawyers.

    He may be a good lawyer but after paying almost $9,000 I got no positive results at all. No extra money, no sole custody of the child. Deposition was 3 (or 4) hours joke which cost me $4200! They worked together with his partner (Kielskiy?) and maybe it was not his fault but they charged so much for deposition asking lots of unnecessary questions and didn't even pay attention on important financial information my ex husband gave them at the deposition. They kept promising me big money til the very end when it was clear (even for me!) that there is no way I can get them. This divorce was nightmare and they made this nightmare very expensive. I could do much better (with the same results) without them and would save lots of money. I made very big mistake going to lawyers. Tons of papers, headache, tons of money and BIG disappointment! After I lost this case they gave me some small discount for deposition which I thought was fair.

    1. Christopher W Rike

      Christopher Rike

      Lawyer Comment:

      First, this individual did not request sole custody of her child during representation. The fact that she apparently changed her mind after her case was concluded is unfortunate, but beyond my control.

      Second, I bill at $200 per hour. Depositions in family court are limited to 4 hours (the client even acknowledges that the deposition to which she is referring was only 3 or 4 hours). 4 x 200 = 800. I cannot imagine by what math she figures a deposition cost $4,200, which makes me doubt the accuracy of her recollection on other issues.

      Posted over 3 years ago. Flag