Cari Rincker is the principal attorney at Rincker Law, PLLC, a national law firm concentrating in food and agriculture law. Cari is licensed to practice law in the State of New York, State of New Jersey, State of Connecticut and the District of Columbia. Cari grew up on a Simmental farm in Shelbyville, Illinois showing cattle through 4-H and FFA and is still involved in her family’s beef cattle operation. Cari enjoys judging county and state fair livestock shows in her free time.
Cari is a Distinguished Alumni from Lake Land College in Mattoon, Illinois where she obtained her Associate in Science in Agriculture. She went on to receive her Bachelors in Science in Animal Science from Texas A & M University where she also become a member of the All-American Livestock Judging Team. In 2012, Cari received an Outstanding Early Career Award from Texas A & M University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Under the supervision of Dr. Larry Berger, Cari received her Masters of Science in Ruminant Nutrition from the University of Illinois where her thesis research was focused in the area of beef feedlot nutrition and genetics. Cari obtained her Juris Doctor with Certificates in Environmental Law and International Law from Pace University, School of Law in White Plains, New York.
Before starting Rincker Law, PLLC, Cari was an associate with Budd-Falen Law Offices, LLC in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a consultant with the Food & Agriculture Organization (“FAO”) of the United Nations (“UN”) in Rome, Italy, and a junior delegate with the Permanent Mission of the Marshall Islands to the UN in New York, New York. Cari is currently the Chair of the American Bar Association (“ABA”) General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division’s Agriculture Law Committee and is a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Agriculture & Rural Issues Committee. She was elected as the “Best Agriculture Lawyer” in the 2011 and 2012 Best of Barns Competition and is the Founding Member of New York Agri-Women.