Chanel A. R. Rizk


  • Office Contact Info
  • Biography

    Chanel Rizk is an Associate in the Phoenix office of GRSM and is a member of the Commercial Litigation, Insurance, Employment Law, and White Collar Criminal Defense practice groups.

    Before joining GRSM, Chanel was an Associate District Attorney at the Office of the District Attorney in the 34th Judicial District of Texas. While representing the State of Texas in the prosecution of adult felonies and misdemeanor cases, Chanel tried over 60 jury trials and successfully achieved guilty verdicts that resulted in sentences of 10-54 years and life in prison. The various felony cases she has tried include: Sexual Assault of a Child, Intoxication Manslaughter, Arson, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Aggravated Robbery, Assault of a Public Servant, Burglary, Assault Family Violence, Tampering With Evidence. Driving While Intoxicated (3rd or More), Possession/Manufacturing/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Evading Arrest With A Vehicle, and Theft.

    Outside the office, Chanel enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.


    • Arizona
    • Texas
    • United States District Court, District of Arizona


    • State Bar of Arizona
    • Maricopa County Bar Association
    • State Bar of Texas
    • Texas Young Lawyers Association
    • El Paso Bar Association

    Community Involvement

    • Center Against Sexual and Family Violence
    • Mothers Against Drunk Driving
    • Texas High School Mock Trial Competition
    • Junior League
    • Gigi’s Playhouse
  • Practice Areas
  • Representative Experience
    • State of Texas vs. Armando Cortez – Life in Prison
    • State of Texas vs. Ommar Galvan – 54 years in Prison
    • State of Texas vs. Ruben Rodriguez – 50 years in Prison
    • State of Texas vs. Ruben Fernandez, Jr. – 40 years in Prison
    • State of Texas vs. Sholomo David – 30 years in Prison
    • State of Texas vs. Ruben Fernandez, Jr. – 20 years in Prison
    • State of Texas vs. Rafael Morales – 10 years in Prison
  • Publications & Presentations

    Featured, The Law of Self Defense, Office of the District Attorney, 34th Judicial District of Texas, El Paso, Texas, 2017

  • Education


    J.D., Arizona Summit Law School, 2013

    B.B.A., Marketing, Southern Methodist University, 2010