Markus Risinger 2018-01-08T14:28:35+00:00

Markus Risinger


Markus joined Woodnick Law as a law clerk in 2012. Markus graduated cum laude from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

Markus’s approach to the practice of law begins with a level head no matter the intensity of the client’s crisis. He embodies the firm’s holistic approach to helping clients, which includes not only resolving their current legal issues, but giving them the knowledge and confidence they need to move forward with their lives after the dust has settled.  Above all, he enjoys helping people understand the legal process so that they can make informed decisions, actively participate in the outcomes of their cases, and improve their lives.

Markus is a skilled litigator who understands both trial and appellate issues.

During law school, Markus took special interest in sex trafficking and domestic violence issues. He is credited with work on several research projects with the Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research at Arizona State University and in partnership with Shared Hope International. His research is published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence and Accord: A Legal Journal for Practitioners (Spring 2016).

When he is not at the office, Markus and his wife and daughter train and trial sheepdogs.

Of his work, both in law and on the sheepdog trial field, he says:

“The key is to become comfortable with being uncomfortable. Nothing worth accomplishing can be done without patience, hard work, and a willingness to leave your safety net behind.”

Awards & Honors

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards: Constitutional Law; Legal Advocacy; Natural Resource Law; Domestic Violence & the Law; Human Trafficking
  • Pedrick Scholar


  • 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.