Rittgers & Rittgers has earned the highest professional and ethical rating under Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system. Martindale-Hubbell is the nation's leading attorney rating service. Ninety percent of our clients are referred to us by other lawyers and former clients. We receive more calls than we can accept, but we listen and review every potential case carefully.
Rittgers & Rittgers was founded by Charles H. Rittgers and Ellen B. Rittgers and consists of six attorneys. Charles H. Rittgers is Past President of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, a Founding Member of the National DUI College, Past President of the Warren County Bar Association and was selected again as one of Ohio's Super Lawyers. Mr. Rittgers was named Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, groups limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Mr. Rittgers was selected in 2012 Ohio Super Lawyers to the Cincinnati Top 50.
Ellen Rittgers practices exclusively in the area of divorce and custody and is Past President of the Warren County Bar Association, member of the Cincinnati Association of Collaborative Professionals, and a Member of the Warren County Domestic Relations Committee which is responsible for drafting the original Warren County Standard Order. Ellen is a former board member for the former Clinton Memorial Hospital. She has also been selected numerous times to the Ohio Super Lawyer's list.
We divide our legal practice into DUI/criminal defense, divorce and custody, personal injury, and civil trial work.
Our firm's client list includes numerous CEOs, judges, attorneys and professional athletes. In our criminal defense practice, our typical client is a person facing significant career and professional implications as a result of arrest or indictment.
Our typical family law client is someone who fears significant financial, professional, and personal loss as a result of a divorce.
Our personal injury clients are people facing economic catastrophe, physical pain and suffering, and emotional distress as the result of serious injuries.
Our attorneys are accustomed to handling high profile, high exposure cases which garner local, regional and national attention.
Local ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX television affiliates as well as hosts of national media programs such as The O'Reilly Factor, 20-20, CNN and Inside Edition have requested interviews with our attorneys over the past decade.
Our lawyers and our cases have been featured in the New York Times, New York Post, USA Today, and ESPN, as well as every major Ohio newspaper. More importantly, we are accustomed to using all means necessary to minimize or avoid publicity and exposure in highly sensitive matters.
With over 75 years of combined legal experience representing clients in thousands of contested hearings and trials, the Ohio law firm of Rittgers & Rittgers has developed a strong reputation for success throughout southwest Ohio.
In our years of practice, we have developed a professional relationship with the best and most qualified experts related to the cases we handle. Contact us through email or call 513-282-3362 for a consultation.
Dedicated Ohio Lawyers
From divorce to criminal defense, we feel that strong legal representation starts with attention to detail. We are aggressive litigators and skilled negotiators with the knowledge, experience and resources to assess the merits of each case. Our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys take the time to get to know you and your case. By understanding your needs, we will develop a case that is designed to maximize your options and opportunities for success.
Personal care is just one of the strengths the law firm of Rittgers & Rittgers will put to use building a strong case on your behalf. The other key ingredients of a successful case are experience and knowledge. With over 75 years of combined legal experience, we develop a solid grasp of the law and facts necessary to move any case in the direction of success. Our experience in leading state and local bar associations and our membership in the bar associations that help our clients, attest to our experience and knowledge that we will use to help you.
One or more of us belong to the following:
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
American Association for Justice
Warren County Bar Association
Greater Cincinnati Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
The DUI Group
Cincinnati Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Listed in Ohio SuperLawyers
Top Attorneys in the Nation
We have held the following leadership positions:
Past President, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Past President, Warren County Bar Association
Founding Member, National DUI College
Vice President, Warren County Bar Association
Treasurer, Warren County Bar Association
Board Member (past and present), Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Warren County Bar Association, Greater Cincinnati Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
From all levels of state court to federal court, our attorneys have built a reputation for success. Our legal strategies in Ohio Supreme Court cases have led to the creation of OVI/DUI/DWI laws that impact people not just in Cincinnati and Lebanon, but throughout Ohio.
Our experienced criminal defense attorneys handle cases involving felonies and misdemeanors, including OVI/DUI, traffic violations, white collar crimes, sex offenses, and internet crimes.
Our approachable family law attorneys take cases involving divorce, property division, child custody and support, child visitation, spousal support, and collaborative law.
Our dedicated personal injury lawyers handle cases such as wrongful death, premises liability, motor vehicle accidents, and product liability.
Our attorneys also accept cases related to business litigation, and probate and estate administration.
Contact us at 513-282-3362 for an initial consultation.