Mr. Ritter provides the Firm and its clients with a significant background and depth of expertise in commercial litigation. For over three decades, Mr. Ritter’s practice has focused on complex business disputes, intellectual property, and entertainment litigation. He has handled arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association and has tried a diverse array of litigation matters in both state and federal courts.
Mr. Ritter has represented clients ranging from individuals and partnerships to Fortune 500 companies in a wide range of industries including banks and financial institutions, airlines, national retailers and manufacturers, as well as movie and television production companies.
Mr. Ritter was previously a partner at the Los Angeles litigation firm of Haight, Brown & Bonesteel and Chair of the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property Practice Group. Following his tenure at the Haight firm Mr. Ritter practiced complex commercial litigation with the Los Angeles litigation firm Glaser, Weil, Fink, Jacobs & Shapiro.
Mr. Ritter obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola Marymount University (cum laude), which included a stint at the University of Salzburg, Austria, and obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. In addition to the California State Bar, Mr. Ritter is admitted to the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and the United States District Courts for the Central, Southern, Northern and Eastern Districts of California. He is also a member of California’s Association of Business Trial Lawyers. Mr. Ritter has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© each year since 2018 for Intellectual Property Litigation and Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures and Television.
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