Markus Risinger 2019-05-23T11:03:13-07:00

Markus W. Risinger

Attorney

Markus graduated cum laude from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. While in law school, he joined the Woodnick team as a law clerk.

Markus has successfully argued before the Arizona Supreme Court and the Arizona Court of Appeals. He prevailed against the State of Arizona in the landmark “shaken baby syndrome” decision, Crosby-Garbotz v. Fell, in 2019.  Crosby-Garbotz v. Fell in & for Cty. of Pima, 434 P.3d 143, 144 (Ariz. 2019). Markus also drafted the Arizona Family Law Practitioners’ Amicus Brief in McLaughlin v. Jones, 243 Ariz, 29, 401 P.3d 492 (2017) , a cornerstone case in Arizona same-sex marriage and parenting rights law.  Markus has also argued cases resulting in several published decisions in the Arizona Court of Appeals, including Doty-Perez I and II (adoption and visitation rights) and Chapman v. Hopkins (third-party child custody).  In addition to appellate litigation, Markus is also a trial lawyer with experience in family law, juvenile law, criminal law, and administrative proceedings at both the municipal and state levels.

Regarding the practice of law, Markus enjoys helping people understand the legal process so they can make informed decisions, actively participate in the outcomes of their cases, and improve their lives.

Markus, his wife, and their two daughters enjoy training sheepdogs and competing in sheepdog trials in their free time

Selected Academic Publications

The Sexual Exploitation of Girls in the United States: The Role of Female Pimps, D.E. Roe-Sepowitz, J. Gallagher, K. Hickle, M. Risinger, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, November 11, 2014.


Direct Shareholder Liability for Use of Coerced Labor via Corporate Veil Piercing. Accord: A Legal Journal for Practitioners
, Vol. 5, No. 1, Spring 2016. Arizona Summit Law School.

Education

JD,  Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University

Bachelor of Science, Sociology, Arizona State University

Memberships

Markus W. Risinger

Attorney

Markus graduated cum laude from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. While in law school, he joined the Woodnick team as a law clerk.

Markus has successfully argued before the Arizona Supreme Court and the Arizona Court of Appeals. He prevailed against the State of Arizona in the landmark “shaken baby syndrome” decision, Crosby-Garbotz v. Fell, in 2019.  Crosby-Garbotz v. Fell in & for Cty. of Pima, 434 P.3d 143, 144 (Ariz. 2019). Markus also drafted the Arizona Family Law Practitioners’ Amicus Brief in McLaughlin v. Jones, 243 Ariz, 29, 401 P.3d 492 (2017) , a cornerstone case in Arizona same-sex marriage and parenting rights law.  Markus has also argued cases resulting in several published decisions in the Arizona Court of Appeals, including Doty-Perez I and II (adoption and visitation rights) and Chapman v. Hopkins (third-party child custody).  In addition to appellate litigation, Markus is also a trial lawyer with experience in family law, juvenile law, criminal law, and administrative proceedings at both the municipal and state levels.

Regarding the practice of law, Markus enjoys helping people understand the legal process so they can make informed decisions, actively participate in the outcomes of their cases, and improve their lives.

Markus, his wife, and their two daughters enjoy training sheepdogs and competing in sheepdog trials in their free time

Education

JD, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University

Bachelor of Science, Sociology, Arizona State University

Teaching

  • Super Lawyers’ Rising Star, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • State Bar of Arizona Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year, 2011
  • MCBA Young Lawyer Division, Member of the Year, 2009
  • ASU College of Law Pro Bono Distinction, Class of 2006, 2011
  • Professional associations and memberships
  • Ronald McDonald House, Red Shoe Society Member, 2013 to 2014
  • State Bar of Arizona, Family Law Practice and Procedure Committee, Member, 2013 – 2016
  • Maricopa County Bar Foundation, Board Member, 2013
  • MCBA Young Lawyers Division, Chair, 2012, Board Member, 2008 – 2013
  • MCBA Family Law Section, Chair, 2011, Director, 2008 – 2012
  • Executive and Community Committees – Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk

Memberships