Chris Riehlmann joined RSI in January 2022 as the Eviction Mediation Program Manager. In this role, he has helped implement eviction mediation programs in courts in Illinois’ Kane, Winnebago and Kankakee counties and continues to do so for Kane County.
Chris received his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2014. Following law school, he focused on civil rights litigation and advocacy with the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center, the Orleans Parish Public Defenders Office, and private civil rights attorneys in the Chicago area. He continued his interest in housing issues by working with Open Communities, a fair housing organization in Evanston, IL, to lead a program that responded to allegations of housing discrimination, conducted investigations, and provided educational programs. Chris was a part of local and national enforcement actions that protected the civil rights of protected classes throughout the Chicago area.
Licensed to practice law in both Illinois and Louisiana, Chris has a significant understanding of the litigation process and courtroom mechanisms. Chris is excited to apply this knowledge to expand court-based mediation services to the residents of northern Illinois.