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Cristine M. Wasserman

Employment and labor Attorney at Flint, MI

5.0   17 reviews

also known as Cris Wasserman, Cristine Wasserman


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About Cristine

Learn Cristine’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    75%
    Employee rights, illegal harassment and discrimination based on race, gender, sex, national origin, age, weight, religion, and disability, whistleblower cases, FMLA, Union representation, severance agreements, unemployment hearings, wrongful discharge claims.

    26 years

  2. Personal injury
    15%
    Auto negligence, wrongful death, slip and fall, dog bite injuries.

    26 years

  3. Civil rights
    10%

    26 years

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 15 and 12, 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.

 On February 1, 2021, I opened the Law Office of Cris Wasserman.  We practice employment law, unemployment benefits, personal injury and general contract right and responsibilities. Since the very beginning of my career, I have sought to help people and opening my own firm allows me to do so, on my own terms. I am more excited about my future and my practice, than I have been in years.  

 

 

Licensed for 25 years
State MI
Status Active in Good Standing
Acquired 1997
Updated 12/25/2022

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

Contact Cristine

Law Office of Cris Wasserman
717 S. Grand Traverse Street
Flint, MI, 48502

Reviews

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Posted by Kathy N. | December 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney in our area
Cris Wasserman was the Best call I ever made when I had a problem with Unemployment. I felt with Cris on my side, I never had to worry. Cris has also helped out a member of my family, which her and her staff treated with the utmost respect. If you want/need an Attorney that will be there for you, Please call Cris Wasserman.
Posted by Edmund | May 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This Attorney knows her field.
so glad to see we still have good lawyers who know the in's and out of their field. THIS ONE DOES. a big thank you from an old person who had lose faith in our legal system, looking forward to the end game with all of it being cleared up. again a many big thanks.. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK YOU DO YOUNG LADY.. Ed Moran
Response from Cristine Wasserman June 20, 2022
Thank you Mr. Moran.
Posted by jerry | March 18, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very knowledgeable , takes time to talk and listen
my experience with her was more than 'just a consultation' All my concerns were answered, my stress is gone----no question I would call her if ever the need was presented !!!
Posted by Isabelle | February 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The perfect woman to have fighting for you
Ms Wasserman is an excellent attorney to work with. She is organized, quick to respond/answer any questions you have and is ready to fight for you! I would have most definitely been lost without her guidance with my legal matters, because of her I stood a fighting chance. She makes things easy and helps you to understand. She worked with me through the entire process of my case and hearing and has made me feel confident that there will be a good outcome. Overall an AMAZING lawyer!
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Response from Cristine Wasserman March 8, 2021
I appreciate your review Isabelle and am so glad we were successful in getting you your benefits. Stay well!
Posted by Michael | February 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best unemployment lawyer in flint
Christine was very consistent at how we stayed in touch and worked on my case. My case was fixed and I received all my money very quickly. I would highly recommend Chris to anyone. I will always go to her for all my legal services. Thank you so much!!!!
Response from Cristine Wasserman February 11, 2021
Michael, Thanks for your kind words. I am so pleased with the result we obtained in your case. Cristine
Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Advice
She was very helpful and always answered my questions very promptly. I will be taking her advice when i return to work.
Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
True Rockstar!
Where do I even begin? From early start to finish Cristine was right by my side 120% of the way guiding me through each step - detail by detail... Trust me, I was not an easy client - nor case & Cristine way exceeded my expectations and am so thankful for her many years of educated experience and her willingness to go the extra mile - whatever that may be throughout my Fortune 500 case. Thank you Cristine! You are a true rockstar! (I truly got to see first hand why you have all your wonderful reviews.) Keep up the great work. You rock & thanks again!
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Posted by Kimberly | April 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
very professional
Attorney Wasserman is very professional as well as caring. She knows the law and how it applies to your individual case. Her integrity is outstanding. I would trust her skills again if needed and I will recommend her services to others as needed 100%
Posted by Michael | September 9, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Cristine has been phenomenal
I started by posting on Avvo, regarding an unemployment insurance problem. Other than Cristine, almost all the other lawyers simply said hire a lawyer. That $0.02 was worthless to me. I was seeking actual actionable advice, other than the inane hire a lawyer. The few that gave advice showed that they had just about zero knowledge of how to deal with the issue I was facing. Cristine, on the other hand, was spot on. Her advice was exceptional. Not only did I get my determination reversed, but the state is pursing a civil rights action on my behalf against my former employer based on him violating my civil right. Without Cristine's advice, I would never have even thought to pursue that avenue. I really appreciate all her advice. Not only am I appreciative of her time, but also that her advice was so valuable. Thank you Cristine. I think she is an exceptional lawyer based on my interaction with her.
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2015
Unemployment issue
Cristine accepted this case when I was an emotional wreck. After it had been over a year. The company I worked for sent another letter of appeal stating I was not entitled to the unemployment. I did not know how to fight this and what information was needed to protest the request. I had received a letter to appear in front of the judge in just several days. She sent a letter to get a change of date for me and agreed to represent me. She has taken the information I had kept and we are still in the process of fighting the appeal. She has been diligent and thorough while calming me throughout this process. I do not know what I would have done with out her strength in this field and look forward to it being resolved soon.
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Posted by Lisa | May 8, 2014
Reliable, Great Communicator, Efficient
Very caring attorney who takes time to explain things. (This does not happen with all attorneys--I had two attorneys up to the point that I communicated with Cristine and neither one explained OR communicated, unless I initiated it). Even paying a hefty fee for a consultation did not result in the kind of service that Cristine and associates were able to give me. I can tell this is a lawyer who will really go out of her way because she CARES! She works for you--the client!!
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Posted by Mark | September 24, 2013
Review of Cristine Waserman Rathe
Cristine represented me in a Whisleblower suit, she was excellent, responsive and was able to negotiate a very good settlement and avoid trial. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of any type of employment/labor Attorney. I do not think you can find a more knowledgeable lawyer regarding any employment/labor issues.
Posted by Vicky | January 30, 2013
Cristine Wasserman Rathe--excellent attorney; a pit bull in high heels!
I felt extremely confident and comfortable having Christine represent me during a very difficult and emotionally disturbing employment case. She demonstrated a keen ability to remain calm and she was well prepared and not afraid to speak up against a seasoned attorney from a huge law firm. I was terrified during my deposition however Christine prepared me so well, I hit a home run and sent the opposing attorney out the door with his tail between his legs. I highly recommend Christine as legal counsel as she possesses all the qualities necessary to be a very competitive and successful attorney. I felt safe in her care.
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Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2011
Wrongful Termination Review
Cristine is an amazing attorney with talent. She not only dug deep into my case but also my occupation to come out with a profound understanding of my individual situation. Her depth of knowledge is unmatched in the area of empolyment law and I would highly recommend her talents to anyone needing assistance. She is friendly, kind, professional and cares for her clients!!
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Posted by Kathy Linkowski | June 18, 2011
Great Lawyer
Cristine is a very good lawyer she knew what she was talking about . I could talk to her about anything that was going on in the case there was times where I would get upset and she would calm me down and really listen to me. She treated me like a friend not just a client. I would come to her again if I ever needed her services and I would recomend her to anyone in a heartbeat.
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Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2011
Attorney Christine Wasserman
Christine Wasserman Rath is currently handling a government contract dispute and wrongful discharge suit and is making wonderful progress in this case hopefully with favorable outcome. Mrs. Wassermann has been averted and mislead by opposing counsel, from this large high priced firm they have tried everything to stall this case but Mrs. Wassermann stay’s true and remains on focus while dealing with this large and complicated case. I would recommend Mrs. Wasserman or any of her associates at their firm thanks again for the great work.
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Posted by Dan and Emily | June 17, 2011
Flood Case
Cristine handled a very difficult case for us that resulted in a favorable verdict. Cristine and her team came prepared to trial with experts, demonstrative aids and carefully prepared questions that helped the jury understand very complex issues. She kept us informed regularly on the legal developments leading up to trial and always returned our calls promptly. Cristine and her team worked tirelessly to ensure a winning outcome. She is awesome!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 125-300 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Cris Wasserman
  • 2021 - Present
  • Senior Attorney
  • Law Offices of Dean T. Yeotis
  • 1999 - 2021
  • Associate
  • Gittleman, Paskel, Tashman & Walker, PC
  • 1995 - 1999

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Detroit
  • Bachelor's
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • Melki v. Charter Township of Clayton
  • Settlement in favor of Plaintiff
  • Porter, et al v. City of Flint
  • Judgment for Plaintiffs totalling $1.2 Million
  • Schaffer v. George Gilliam and Shamrock Fabricating
  • Settlement in favor of decedent's estate totaling $525,000.00
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Associations

  • National Association of Professional Women
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Flint Trial Lawyers Association
  • Secretary
  • 2011 - Present
  • Genesee County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2018
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Law Day
  • Family Medical Leave ACt
  • 2011
  • Guest Lecturer
  • Labor Relations
  • 2010
  • Guest Lecturer
  • Employee Rights
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (11)
Endorse Cristine
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Other
"I am very impressed with Cristine's standing in the legal community, her education, and her devotion to family and clients. She and her firm are on my referral list for people with labor relations and contract disputes. I recommend her legal services with great confidence."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Great reviews."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have great confidence that she serves her clients with concern and respect. Her answers on AVVO demonstrates her professional knowledge. I'd have no reservations in recommending her."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is truly a lawyer's lawyer. Her knowledge of the law is excellent, and I confidently endorse her."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Rathe provides superb advice in the area of employment/labor law, has a great reputation in the community and as such, I would not hesitate to refer clients to her."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is one of the best employment lawyers in Flint."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Wasserman Rathe is a very energetic and knowledgeable attorney. Her grasp of the law is intuitive. She is a professional in all regards."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had cases with Cristine and you know what you are going to get: someone who is prepared, ready to go, and honest. If she tells you something you know it is the truth. I would not hesitate to recommend her services. She represents her clients very well and has excellent results."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Rathe is one of the finest Employement/Labor attorneys in her state. She is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend her legal services."
Discrimination Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. As opposing counsel on employment discrimination cases with Ms. Rathe, I have had the opportunity to work with her. She is very knowledgeable and professional."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"Cristine devotes her practice almost exclusively to labor and employment law. She is a zealous advocate for the plaintiffs that she represents in both State and Federal Court. Cristine also has also successfully represented several claimants regarding union matters at arbitration. I consider myself lucky to work with and learn from such a fine attorney."
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