Mr. Ferris S. Ritchey, III

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Ferris Ritchey has over 35 years of experience in a wide range of legal matters with an emphasis on Domestic Relations, Mediation, Collaborative, Probate and Estate Planning. As a domestic relations attorney, Ferris attempts to resolve complicated divorce issues such as custody and property settlement in a manner to avoid litigation if possible. Although parties to a divorce will no longer be husband and wife they will still be Mom and Dad attending their child or children’s school functions, ball games, recitals, other extra-curricular activities, graduations, wedding and more. To posture a case in a way that destroys the family is a disservice that should be avoided. This philosophy bodes well in probate matters also. Ferris works closely with trained and experienced health professionals to assist his clients in navigating the perils of divorce and similar type cases.

Birmingham Bar Foundation (Past President).

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Divorce
  • Mediation
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Custody/Visitation
  • Family Law
  • Post Divorce Issues
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-396-3475  Phone
205.271.3111  Fax
University Attended:
University of Alabama, B.S., 1981
Law School Attended:
Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., 1984
Year of First Admission:
1984, Alabama

Alabama State Bar; Birmingham Bar Association; Shelby County Bar Association; Past President, Birmingham Bar Association Young Lawyers Section; Past President, Homewood Chamber of Commerce; Past Executive Committee - Family Law Section of the Alabama State Bar; Past Executive Committee - Birmingham Bar Association; Past Executive Committee - Birmingham Bar Foundation; Past President - Birmingham Bar Foundation; Fellow in the Inaugural Class of the Birmingham Bar Foundation; 2010 - 2011 Leadership Shelby County Class

Birth Information:
Birmingham, Alabama, February 3, 1959

Peer Reviews

Birmingham, Alabama

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