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Christian James Root

Christian James Root

  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence
  • New York
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Reviewed by Michael W. June 29, 2021
The most irresponsible lawyer I have ever dealt with
The man didn’t speak to me for the entire duration of the custody proceedings for my children and caused me to loose custody of my children. And charged top dollar. Not only this but on the day before my court case I went to the office to pay nearly $500. He refused to see me and he told his receptionist that I was scary and intimidating. When I was just there to see him to find out what was going on with my court case and pay. I was wearing shorts and flip flops, no sunglasses and only carrying my keys phone and wallet.
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Christian J. Root is a Partner in Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Binghamton office, where he focuses his practice in Family and Matrimonial Law.

Prior to joining Tully Rinckey, Christian was the longtime First Assistant County Attorney for Tioga County in Owego, N.Y., where he was in charge of the Department of Social Services Division (DSS). In that role, he represented the DSS in all legal proceedings, including the prosecution of child abuse and neglect cases, persons-in-need-of-supervision cases, juvenile delinquency proceedings, adult protective proceedings, child support proceedings and other legal proceedings. Christian also provided counsel and advice to the Commissioner and department heads and served on various committees within the County as directed by the County Attorney, provided legal assistance to other County Departments and represented the County, as necessary, in any legal proceedings.

Practice Areas
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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Professional Experience
First Assistant County Attorney
Tioga County Law Department
Attorney in the DSS division, handling abuse, neglect, juvenile, and child support cases.
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Vermont Law School
J.D. (1991)
Honors: Cum Laude
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Professional Associations
New York State Bar  # 2460079
- Current
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Tully Rinckey, |PLLC
4100 Vestal Rd
Suite 104
Vestal, NY 13850
Toll-Free: (888) 529-4543
Telephone: (607) 203-5505
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