Mr. Charles H. Rittgers



Mr. Rittgers has handled numerous high publicity cases over his 30 years of practicing law. Mr. Rittgers started his career at the Warren County Prosecutor's Office where he successfully prosecuted two Aggravated Murder trials and eight other felony trials in his first year of practicing law. After one year as a county prosecutor, Mr. Rittgers accepted a job offer from a local firm and has successfully concentrated his practice in DUI/Criminal defense, personal injury, and civil trial practice. Mr. Rittgers has been invited to appear on a number of media programs, some of which include the O'Reilly show, Inside Edition, and CNN. Mr. Rittgers and many of his cases have been a source for stories on all of the local ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX affiliates as well as every major Ohio newspaper and the New York Times, New York Post, USA Today, ESPN, and other news sources. Because of his experience and background he has also been asked to teach at a major university. Mr. Rittgers is very proactive in representing his clients. Mr. Rittgers has always placed a premium on maintaining the trust and integrity of the Bench and Bar. Ninety percent of his clients are referred by other lawyers and former clients. Certified in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and a founding member of the National College for DUI Defense.

Ohio State Bar Foundation Fellow.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Criminal
  • Personal Injury
  • Driving While Intoxicated

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
513-932-2115  Phone
513-934-2201  Fax
University Attended:
Miami University, BA
Law School Attended:
Cincinnati, University of, JD, 1978
Year of First Admission:
1978, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio; 1978, Ohio
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Past President); National College of DUI Defense (Founding Member); Warren County Bar Association (Past President); Ohio State Bar Association; Greater Cincinnati Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Former Board Member); American Association for Justice; Ohio Association for Justice; Million Dollar Advocates Forum; Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Birth Information:
Hempstead, New York, February 26, 1951
Reported Cases:
State v. Hochhausler, et al., 76 Ohio St. 3d 455 (1996); State v. Shindler, 70 Ohio St. 3d 54 (1994); State v. Harper, 70 Ohio St. 3d 398, 639 N.E.2d 66 (1994); Nationwide Insurance Co. v. Tobler, 80 Ohio App. 3d 560, 609 N.E.2d 1318 (1992); Waynesville v. Combs, 60 Ohio App. 3d 292, 584 N.E.2d 9 (1990); Bercaw v. Bercaw, 45 Ohio St. 3d 160, 543 N.E.2d 1197 (1989); State, ex rel. Doe v. Tracy, 51 Ohio App. 3d 198, 555 N.E.2d 674 (1988); State v. Carter, 28 Ohio App. 3d 61, 501 N.E.2d 1219 (1985).
Hobbies & interests:
When Mr. Rittgers is not at his office, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Ellen, and his two children. Even when he is away from the office, he spends most of my time thinking about his clients and case strategies. He likes to watch local sports teams and enjoys reading about new developments in the law.
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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West Chester, Ohio

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