Karissa Parker is an associate at Rutkin, Oldham & Griffin. She practices in all areas of family law, including divorce, alimony, child support, property division, child custody and post-judgment modifications and contempt. Karissa is actively engaged in many facets of client representation, including drafting motions and pleadings, preparing financial affidavits and discovery documents, and assisting with depositions and expert witness interviews.
She is admitted to practice in Connecticut. Karissa attended the intensive Guardian Ad Litem/Attorney for the Minor Child Training program sponsored by the Connecticut Judicial Branch and received a certificate of completion in 2012. She is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and its Young Lawyers, Women’s Law and Family Law sections.
Karissa received her B.A. from the University of Connecticut in 2011 and her J.D., magna cum laude, from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2014, where she received Excellence in Clinical Work and Oral Advocacy Awards and a Judge Edward Bassick III Endowed Scholarship.
During and following law school, Karissa worked as a law clerk at the Connecticut-based law firms of Welty Esposito & Wieler, LLC and the Law Offices of Christina D. Ghio, LLC. She also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Linda Pearce Prestley of the Hartford Family Court, and as a legal intern at The Children’s Law Center in Hartford, where she conducted intake interviews with children and parents and performed home visits to investigate children’s best interests.
- Connecticut, 2014
- J.D., Quinnipiac University School of Law, 2014
- magna cum laude
- B.A., University of Connecticut, 2011
Professional associations and memberships
- Connecticut Bar Association – Family Law Section, Young Lawyer’s Section, Women’s Law Section
- Fairfield County Bar Association