New York Office535 Fifth Avenue, 4th floor
New York, NY 10017
Office: (212) 427-2049
Fax: (212) 202-6077
Skype: Cari.Rincker
Illinois Offices301 N. Neil Street, Suite 400
Champaign, IL 61820
Office: (217) 531-2179
Fax: (217) 531-2211
229 E Main Street
Shelbyville, IL 62565
Office: (217) 774-1373


Cari was great. I made it clear that I wanted to expedite the process and keep the costs down, and she did just that. I’m grateful..
– Fred
I was referred to Cari Rincker (through a friend) as an attorney to draw up a prenuptial agreement. Cari is very thorough, direct, honest and easy to work with, including her associates and admins. I will hire her again for any family law needs.
– Anonymous

I contacted Rincker Law during the Covid-19 pandemic. Cari got back to me right away. We were able to video chat and complete our business faster than I thought. Cari and her team are both courteous and efficient. Would definitely use them again and will recommend them to all I know!
– Catherine H.
“Cari was fantastic. I was referred to her office from an out-of-state contact and I do not regret a single element of my choice to work with Rincker Law. I went in for a very simple estate planning session. She was receptive to all of my questions and was willing to patiently explain during moments of confusion. Given that visits to a law office can be stressful, it is crucial to find a professional that makes this process as seamless, enjoyable, & useful as possible. Cari is that professional”
– M.M.
“I recently got married, and I hired Cari to help with our prenup agreement. From initial conversations to the signing date, she was professional but personable. We had a tight turnaround time (less than a month) and Cari delivered seamlessly! She was easy to communicate with whether it was through email or phone calls. It was a pleasure working with Cari, and I would definitely work with her again in the future.”
– Anonymous
“I was named the Executor of my mother’s estate. My mother died in Illinois and I live in Arizona. I researched lawyers near where my mother lived and found Cari Rincker.
She was able to get everything signed electronically and done through email so that I didn’t have to fly back to Illinois. Cari was great at responding to questions and if she was not available she had a great staff to take care of anything I needed. I will definitely refer friends and family to Cari.”
– Cecile
“Cari made it easy for my wife and I to complete a prenuptial agreement. What can be sometimes an uncomfortable experience going into a new marriage, Cari was very professional and provided great assistance and made the process seemless.”
– Anonymous

“I have known Cari Rincker for numerous years, and have referred several of my real estate clients to her (an unfortunate domino effect of divorce). Cari is first and foremost a professional, and always looking for an amicable resolution for her clients. I’ve seen her step into a client situation to finally resolve the divorce proceedings when several attorneys couldn’t, and I’ve seen her in the beginning, working out a pre-nuptial agreement. Cari has a dedicated full staff, and her main office is located in the heart of downtown Champaign. I would highly recommend Cari Rincker for your legal needs.”
– Ron
“It’s always scary trying to find a lawyer, you never know if you’re going to find a good one or a bad one, one who just wants your retainer or one who just wants to charge you every second of every minute…..thank god I found Cari Rincker and all my fears were settled and gone. She was amazing from the very first day to the very last day until my divorce was finalized. Cari protected my rights, got me everything I wanted and even found flaws in the opposing lawyer. Access to Cari was 24/7, whether through email or text or call. So there was no fear of being alone in any situation at any time. My divorce was finalized, my kids are happy and believe it or not, my now ex wife is cordial, still crazy but cordial because everything is written in stone by the law and the judge thanks to Cari.”
– Peter
“I needed a lawyer to create a non-profit. Because I knew Cari previously, I asked for recommendations–she offered me other attorneys and a typical price range for the work. After contacting attorneys, I decided to ask Cari to do the work instead.
Cari wound up coming in under budget and on time. She and her staff were in contact with me regularly through the process and answered my questions as they came up.
It is the first time in my life I’ve had an interaction with a lawyer that didn’t leave me wanting to vomit. I’m glad there are actually good lawyers out there like Cari.”
– Jim

“After my wife gave my dogs away without my permission my family Attorney Bruno Gioffre had researched Cari Rincker to help us prepare our case against this women who I would not return the dogs to me. After several months of waiting we finally had our day in court and the dogs have been returned to me. Thank you Cari for all of your hard work and great knowledge of how to navigate and facilitate Pet Replevin cases.”
– Joe
“Cari is a good friend of mine with a heart of gold! She has an amazing Law firm that goes out the way for so many people. They truly care about their clients, and Cari works extremely hard to make each person happy. If somehow they fall short which every company does I know that she will make it right. I would recommend Rincker Law to absolutely anyone!”
– Rich
“I highly recommend Cari Rincker Law. Cari mediated my divorce and I was very pleased with her skill as a mediator. She walked us through the pieces that we needed to discuss during mediation as well as the divorce process itself. Cari has the added benefit of being able to file all of the necessary divorce paperwork as well as provide representation in court. Because our divorce was very straightforward and we were willing to work with each other, what would have cost us much more with a mediator and 2 lawyers, we were able to accomplish with Cari’s services alone.”
– Kristen
“Cari Rincker is superb. It’s not surprising that such an amazing and thoughtful person would provide outstanding service to her clients and be a caring and helpful member of the local legal community. She’s a delight to know, and her firm reflects that.”
– Julie
“Cari always goes above and beyond. She is very involved in the community and always looking for new connections so she can be resource for her clients in many different areas. I would definitely recommend Cari to friends and family!”
– Ellen
“Rincker Law is an exceptional law practice! Cari does outstanding work on divorce cases, mediator, agriculture and farm law.”
– Chris

“Friendly, professional, clear, coherent, concise. She made requirements clear at each step, shared how to avoid unnecessary expense etc. On the whole, made a challenging scenario as easy as it could be. My ex & I both immediately felt comfortable with her mediating (which you will save a bundle going this way). On court day, when compared to the other lawyers handling cases that day, Cari had her stuff together, and clearly works in the top tier of family law, she is highly recommended.”
– Anonymous
“Cari made it easy for my wife and I to complete a prenuptial agreement. What can be sometimes an uncomfortable experience going into a new marriage, Cari was very professional and provided great assistance and made the process seemless.”
– Anonymous
“Cari and Team are among the most caring and professional attorney’s that I have ever dealt with. Very responsive, listening to the heart of the matter and caring enough to take care of their clients. When you want to deal with people whom aren’t just passing paperwork; call Cari”
– Tim

Cari and her associate worked with me to draft a raw footage release form for my business. We were working under a tight time line and her team was very thorough and professional throughout the process. They asked me many questions to ascertain the situation and requested a copy of my initial contract with the client for review. I was really impressed with how comprehensive their approach was. Cari and her associate worked with me to develop a document that represented exactly what I needed to agree upon with my client and more. The team was very knowledgeable and professional, I definitely felt well-represented and well taken care of.
– Anonymous
Cari and her firm were fantastic to work with. We sketched out a brief outline of what we wanted for a will, and the turnaround time was exceptional. The team was great in answering questions and making sure we had everything that was needed. The same was true of doing some probate work after my wife had passed. The entire team was professional and responsive at all times. I highly recommend Cari and her team!
– Anonymous
Cari is professional, courteous, and super helpful in navigating what can be a complicated and potentially tense experience of reviewing a pre-nup agreement. She was able to translate everything into simple terms for me to understand and ensured we were getting exactly what we wanted in the document. I will %110 recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer around all things marriage and will most certainly use her again should my wife and I have any post-nup changes we want to make.
– Anonymous

We had a great experience with Cari! We needed a quick turnaround on getting our family paperwork complete that included wills, power of attorney, and power of health. She made the process effortless and ensured we had everything that was important to us covered.
– Kristin
I hired Cari as my lawyer for a complicated divorce, I live here and my ex in Brazil; Cari did an amazing job, she was thorough and fast and anytime I called or e-mailed she got right back to me. It was a pleasure working with her, I couldn’t recommend her more.
– Affonso
Cari was friendly yet professional, clear, coherent and concise. She made it clear at each step what was required, how to avoid unnecessary expense by doing things between sessions and the like. On the whole, she made a challenging scenario as easy as it could be. Since I don’t have a lot experience with lawyers, it was hard to know how she rated, but my ex & I both immediately felt comfortable with her mediating. On court day, when compared to the other lawyers handling cases that day, Cari clearly had her stuff together, and works in the top tier of family law, she is highly recommended.
– Jeremy
Cari helped me so much with trademark law for my small business. I had no idea where to begin and what needed to be trademarked and she helped explain everything thoroughly and clearly and was very easy to communicate with. She is always accessible by email.
– Marnie
I recently needed to get my Pre-nup looked over by a lawyer. I initially was working with a lawyer that I got from the NYC index, He charged me the same as Cari did and was of no help. I lost my patience with him because I felt he was charging me without doing any real work or help and my deadline was approaching. I went on Avvo and found Cari. Because of previous reviews I decided to get counsel from her. She was quick to respond and gave me real help. I felt like she was taking care of me as she walked me through the document told me what changes she would make. She did not waste my time or money. I would 100% use her again.
– Veronica
I hired Cari in a hurry! I needed a last minute pre-nup and she really stepped up and took care of everything. She managed to still explain everything to me, recommended an attorney for my partner, and made herself available at all times even from the airport!! I was expecting a pre-nup attorney to be pessimistic but she was such a joy to work with and immediately put us at ease!! highly recommended!!!
– Anonymous

After discovering unauthorized use of our farm logo on social media by an out-of-state individual with the same farm name as ours. Cari was highly recommended within the cattle industry as to whom I should contact for legal advice & hire. She resolved the logo infringement and also gave great advice on how to protect our farm logo moving forward in advertising, our website, and social media. She’s absolutely wonderful to work with! I highly would recommend her to anyone seeking Agriculture legal advice.
– Anonymous
I needed a good divorce lawyer to help me with my divorce and after meeting Cari the first time, I already felt like I had a true advocate who really cared about me and getting me out of my awful situation. She was always available to meet with me or take my calls, and answered my emails promptly whenever I had questions. At times Cari was more on top of my divorce than I was, asking me where I was in the process of getting things finalized or signed! Cari is a truly lovely person who gave me professional, realistic, and dependable advice that I could really count on.
– Tonnie
Friend of a friend recommended Cari as one of the best divorce lawyers in NYC. I hired Cari and I could not have been more happy with the way she performed her duties. She was confident, dedicated and whats most important she was honest. She helped me to come to terms and finalize my divorce in a very short period of time.
– Victor
Finding a lawyer to rep me for a pre-nup agreement, I went through about five options before hiring Cari. She was responsive and optimistic, and right away understood my particular situation (basically: not NYC millionaires, low on personal baggage, but still getting a prenup) better than anyone else I spoke with. No negative energy, no wasted time. Great experience overall.
– Anonymous
Cari was well informed and very helpful in answering any of my questions and concerns. The process went smoothly and I would definitely recommend Cari’s services.
– Christine
Kudos to Cari for her authorship, compilation and editing of Onward and Upward: Guide for Getting Through New York Divorce and Family Law Issues. Onward and Upward is designed to answer all of your questions in a language you can understand, take you through the entire process – including rebuilding your life, and do so in a manner that is most beneficial for you.
– Bonnie
I initially met with Cari to discuss how to proceed with a premarital contract. Not only did she efficiently explain the process but she provided me with an outline of exactly what me and my partner would want to address. She reviewed my personal situation in an unbias manner but also made me feel like I had a strong representation for any legal proceedings to follow. There are so many things a person who is not actively involved in law can forget to think about prior to marriage and with a well-educated, experienced and thorough laywer such as Cari, I felt I was well-prepared to move forward with my partner (unrushed) and we were both happy with the result.
– Yvonne
Having never met Cari, but a friend of a relative, we needed [agriculture law] advice and professional assistance on a contract. I was confident of her knowledge of the type of business we are in, and after first draft of offered contract to us, I knew that Ms. Rincker was working for us and provided the needed documents that worked on our behalf and we were able to negotiate a contract that was for the benefit for our Company. I was very pleased with her knowledge, professionalism and end product.
– J.W.
I walked into Cari’s office filled with trepidation about divorce and planning a life after divorce. Cari was very friendly and welcoming. She eased my concerns by explaining options such as mediation, separation agreement and divorce. After reviewing my options, I was confident Cari was the right attorney to have in my corner. She was detailed and supportive throughout a seamless divorce process, staying on top and ahead of the adversarial attorney and filing procedures; ensuring our demands were met and a judgment secured in my favor. I highly recommend Cari’s services!
– Anonymous
I hired Cari to help me draft and execute a prenup agreement. She is so good about simplifying legal jargon and we got it all done in record time! Her team is prompt with their responses and great at assisting with whatever you need. Most importantly, I felt safe and taken care of by Cari. I highly recommend her!
– Nadia
I stumbled upon Cari by searching for a lawyer who might have experience with handling pet cases. It was an odd and very emotional situation and Cari was truly my savior throughout it. She was always responsive, explained all my options and oversaw the entire settlement. Most important to me, she was really understanding and nice. I would recommend her in a heartbeat.
– Anonymous
It was great working with Cari. She was very responsive to all my questions, e-mails, requested changes, etc. Cari got back to me usually within 24 hours. Her responses were detailed and clear and when changes were requested, the updated documents were turned around in day or 2. Cari is very organized and kept the project moving along. We completed the will, living will, health care proxy, and POA quickly. I would definitely recommend Cari.
– Theresa

I needed help with a contract and Cari did absolutely amazing job. She took notice of all the small details and had great ideas of how to make everything clear and to the point. She was very quick to respond and super clear. Highly recommended.
– R.S.
In May 2014, negotiations between my medical consulting group and a hospital quickly went astray during the 11th hour. I contacted Cari and she expedited a review and revision of this new contract. With Cari’s help, my group was able to reach a common ground with the hospital. I found Cari to be knowledgeable, timely, courteous, and professional. I highly recommend her services.
– Nik

Despite my very busy schedule, Cari managed to keep me on track to obtain all the necessary information to establish/create my last will, living will, health care proxy and power of attorney. She made the process effortless and efficient.

The entire team was very helpful, knowledgeable and professional. She’s THE great lawyer for busy professionals who want to have all their important documents ready.
– Corinne

If you want an attorney who you can trust, be attentive and who is not incentivized by quick resolution for the sake of getting a paycheck, then certainly choose Cari Rincker. Her passion and commitment to her clients know no bounds and her integrity is iron clad. Cari defies the perception and sometimes reality that lawyers are sleazy. Her dogged focus on my contentious two year divorce took some weight off my shoulders and allowed me time to focus on the welfare of my children. She is fair and fierce.
– Anonymous
Cari has helped our company with several matters including navigating state and local produce regulations as well as a commercial dispute. I highly recommend her as she is both thorough and highly professional. We value her insight and judgment.
– Javier
Cari was referred to me as a loyal , highly detailed and experienced professional. Through couple of years of helping me with my complex case, I admired her quick response, attention to details, legal knowledge and support 24/7. I have found Cari’s integrity, professionalism and expertise to be exceptional.
– Dana
Cari was extremely helpful, explained everything to me and what was necessary to make my divorce legal in USA. She is honorable , and a real professional. She made communication in writing email and a follow up call. I would recommend her services.
– Anonymous
I spoke with many divorce lawyers before settling on Cari, and I thought she struck a great balance between respecting the way that I wanted to go through my divorce and also advocating for my best interests. I spoke with other lawyers who told me I was an idiot or didn’t know the NY legal system, but Cari was excellent. She kept me informed throughout the process and was extremely responsive to my needs – both in incorporating all of my requests into the divorce agreement and during the waiting game we played with the courts. I would highly recommend Cari if you are going through a divorce – she helped make a potentially traumatic experience into one that was as smooth as possible.
– Kat
Cari helped me create a simple pre-nup and did a great job. I especially appreciate her responsiveness by email – that was quite valuable to me. She listened to what we wanted to accomplish with this contract and provided guidance on areas we had not considered.
– Alex
I was dealing with a really tricky divorce, made even more difficult because I was living overseas, and Cari was great. I got the sense that Cari wanted this process to be as smooth as possible for me and my well-being, and I consistently felt like she was doing all she could for me. I had millions of questions and Cari was patient and clear with her responses. I hate that I had to go through this situation, but am so grateful that I hired Cari to do the work for me. She is smart, clear, and trustworthy.
– Barbara
I have known Ms. Rincker for several years now. She has represented me on cases also. Her work and dedication were extraordinary. She takes her job and client very serious as this is shown in the excellent job she has performed. Ms. Rincker is an exception lawyer who is very intelligent and dedicated. She has my recommendation.
– Anonymous
I have used Ms Rincker’s services a number of times over the past several years. She has helped my company with numerous contracts, trademarks, employment issues and international legal issues. I have found her to be very knowledgeable,resourceful, and resposive to our needs. I highly recommend Cari Rincker and the services of Rincker Law, PLLC.
– Anonymous
I’ve known Cari Rincker for the past few years and continue to be impressed by her professionalism, breadth of knowledge and experience, dedication and generosity of spirit. Many people are also drawn to Cari because of her warmth, relatedness and genuine interest in helping however she can. No doubt, anyone who engages Cari as an attorney would have an experienced advocate they could count on to give her all. And those parties who might use her services as a mediator would have the benefit of a very skilled third-party neutral. Cari’s extraordinary and I would recommend her without hesitation.
– Mallory

Cari Rincker is an exceptional attorney. She really listens to you and your needs and helps her clients find the resolution that best fits their problem and which will bring them an outcome that has you feeling you’ve won.

She leaves no stone unturned and brings focused practice methodologies to every situation to create the best outcome available. If you are in conflict speak with Cari Rincker and find someone who will help you find the path of least resistance to your best outcome.
– Debra

My divorce was going on almost two years of monthly hearings in New York City, with no real progress. I didn’t know what was going on with my case and the attorney I hired was steering me in the wrong direction. Out of desperation to get my divorce, I started Pro Se consulting with Cari. After our initial call, she sent me a complimentary edition of her book “Onward and Upward”. Her book is without a doubt, the bible for anyone brave enough to tackle the New York State divorce system. From Cari, I acquired more informational tools to add to my divorce arsenal than I ever got from the attorney I hired to represent me through the course of 2 years! After only a few Skype calls with Cari, I fired my attorney and within a month negotiated a successful divorce on my own at court! If you need solid advice on how to negotiate a successful divorce on your own, you must call Cari. I wish I had met her 2 years earlier!
– Tricia
I have used Cari as my lawyer for 7 years for a variety of personal legal matters ranging from wills, estate planning and financial planning consultation. I also have used her for my business legal needs including employment law, contracts, copyright and trademark, and collections. Our business is a million dollar business with 15 employees. I have probably worked with Cari on more than 35 various matters. Each time I have been completely satisfied. She is completely trustworthy, very attentive and very knowledgeable on her subject matter. Usually she responds within hours if not minutes from my initial contact and I don’t think I have ever had to wait more than one business day to hear a response from her. I am a relatively young business owner and my company has experienced tremendous growth over the past few years. I consider Cari an integral part of my business resource arsenal and her trusted counsel has been vital to my company’s success.
– Anonymous

I had a bad experience with another lawyer and when I had to start over I was very skeptical with the whole process. I met Cari and she explained all the steps for a pre-nup, pros and cons and how to manage it. She gave me so much hope and I felt well represented right away. After trying to get my pre-nup and dealing with it for more than 4 months, Cari helped me and did it in about a week. Me and my partner were extremely happy to have found her.

Cari was very professional and always on time, always available to answer whatever questions I had. Also very reasonable rate.

I ABSOLUTELY recommend her and I have not doubt that if I need a lawyer in the future (Hopefully not for a divorce ;) I will choose her again. Thanks so much!!!!!
– Sandra

I hired Cari as my attorney in a long drawn out case, after previously working with 3 other attorneys. It was apparent immediately that Cari was by far, the most professional of all them. The consultation was thorough yet concise. She was empathetic and listened attentively to all my concerns. She was never bashful of my child’s mother, which was something very important to me, as some of my other attorneys used that “tactic” to create more drama and negativity thereby prolonging the case and padding their pockets in the process.

Overall, my case was resolved in an amicable manner. I fortunately didn’t have the experience of going to trial, but I could tell she was knowledgeable and skilled, and probably would have excelled had we gone down that road.
As I realized quickly, the family court system can be very daunting emotionally and financially. If you want an attorney whose goal is to resolve your case in a timely manner but to protect all your interests and children’s (if applicable) interest, then Cari is the attorney for you.
– Anonymous

Cari is an excellent attorney and I recommend her without hesitation. I have known her for several years through her active involvement in legal committees and I have personally witnessed her knowledge and zealous advocacy as I was her opposing counsel on a contested NY matter. She is a skilled negotiator and litigator who goes above and beyond to meet her clients’ needs.
– Anonymous
“I was named the Executor of my mother’s estate. My mother died in Illinois and I live in Arizona. I researched lawyers near where my mother lived and found Cari Rincker.
She was able to get everything signed electronically and done through email so that I didn’t have to fly back to Illinois.
Cari was great at responding to questions and if she was not available she had a great staff to take care of anything I needed.
I will definitely refer friends and family to Cari.”
– Cecile
Cari has been the “opposing counsel” in several matters I have handled. She is hard working, knowledgeable and pragmatic. She goes the extra mile in advocating for her clients and does so in a productive way. I can unequivocally recommend Cari.
– Anonymous
Cari is a dynamic attorney to whom I have confidently referred my clients for legal assistance. She brings a knowledgeable, creative and compassionate approach to personal, family, and business matters and disputes. I recommend Cari wholeheartedly.
– Anonymous
Cari helped me so much with trademark law for my small business. I had no idea where to begin and what needed to be trademarked and she helped explain everything thoroughly and clearly and was very easy to communicate with. She is always accessible by email.
– Anonymous

Cari Rincker stands out as an attorney who is dedicated to the highest professional standard, compassion for clients and respect for other legal professionals. Her New York office was located a few doors from my office for many years. I got to see her amazing dedication to clients and zeal to set the bar for exemplary legal services very high. Her clients may know of her success and zealous advocacy in the court room. What they may not know is the long working days she put into achieving success for them. I got the opportunity to see her work way into the dark on week days and the countless hours she dedicated on weekends, including Sundays, to achieving the best outcome for her clients. She is meticulous with her preparation and great at spotting and resolving legal issues.

On occasions when she faced fierce challenges in court, Cari returned to the office with determination jostling tiredness and dejection to the corner. Even with her rising prominence, Cari is humble and respectful at all times. She never hesitates to seek advice from or discuss a legal issue with other attorneys when there is an intersection of various legal disciplines. She also seems to be in an endless search for ways to improve her delivery of high quality legal services and products.

As an attorney, Cari Rincker is an inspiration for the seeming ease with which she creates a work/life balance. She prepares for and completes a marathon without a stumble or fuss in her legal practice and if you didn’t follow her on social media you would see her around the court or office without a clue that she had just completed a marathon. I am sure clients as well as fellow attorneys have refreshing and memorable experiences with Cari. Her trademark “Jumpstagram” captures her personality and trajectory so aptly.
– Vivian

Having spent weeks on end trying to find an NYC lawyer, I was pleasantly surprised after my skype consultation with Cari. Why had it taken me weeks to find a lawyer? Not because there was a legal drought in the city, but because there appeared to be a drought in respectful, considerate lawyers who actually sound like they care about your case. Most were rude, arrogant and I found myself nervous I would have to force myself to just hire someone to get the search done with. Thankfully, Cari’s informative blog on her website had a very interesting article that caught my attention and showed me she had the right experience and background for my case.

Within what felt like minutes, Cari told me right off the bat what my next move should be. With limited documents and explanation, she was able to use her knowledge and experience to give me a logical, knowledgeable advice- and this was just the consultation. She is extremely patient and was more than happy to explain anything I did not understand. The opposing attorney was just an awful human being, but despite having to deal with him on numerous occasions, Cari maintained her professionalism and managed to make me feel calm when things got rough. I definitely need to take some classes in anger management from her.
– Anonymous

Cari was my attorney in a divorce that took forever. The opposition chose to make life hell for me, and, Cari explained to me what was real and what was fake. She did amazingly well getting things done quickly and efficiently. My ex’s costs were close to twice mine. (After the divorce we became friends).

I have had dealings with other attorneys in business and most of them made things as complicated and expensive as possible. Cari does the opposite. I recommend Cari to those people unfortunate enough to need a divorce attorney. Her preference is mediation which is quicker, fairer, and much less expensive than a trial. One cannot ask for better than that.
On a scale of 1 to 10, Cari is truly an 11.
– Frank

Friendly, professional, clear, coherent, concise. She made requirements clear at each step, shared how to avoid unnecessary expense etc. On the whole, made a challenging scenario as easy as it could be. My ex and I both immediately felt comfortable with her mediating (which you will save a bundle going this way).

On court day, when compared to the other lawyers handling cases that day, Cari had her stuff together, and clearly works in the top tier of family law, she is highly recommended.
– Jeremy