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Theodore Henry Ritter

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Practice Areas:

  • Plaintiff Personal Injury
  • Insurance Defense
  • Land Use
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Transactions

Biography

Theodore H. Ritter Managing Partner - has practiced law in Bridgeton since 1973. In 1978, he began the firm and continues to oversee our office's operations. Over the years, he has been honored with numerous awards for his distinguished record of leadership, professional accomplishment and community service. He is one of the few attorneys certified as a trial attorney by both the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Supreme Court of New Jersey. He has consistently been named a "New Jersey Super Lawyer" by New Jersey Magazine, based upon annual canvassing of New Jersey lawyers and judges.

Education

  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia
    • J.D. - 1973
  • Marietta College
    • B.A. - 1970

Bar Admission

  • New Jersey, 1973
  • Federal District Court of New Jersey, 1973
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980

Honors

  • Recipient, Trial Attorneys of New Jersey Trial Bar Award
  • Awarded the New Jersey Professional Lawyer of the Year by the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism

Past Positions

  • Cumberland County, Assistant Prosecutor, 1979 to 1984
  • Cumberland County, Regional Deputy Public Defender, 1984 to 1987
  • City of Bridgeton, Prosecutor, 1974 to 1976
  • Bridgeton Housing Authority, Solicitor, 1984 to 1985
  • Hopewell Township Zoning Board of Adjustment, Solicitor, 1976 to 2005

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity

Professional Associations

  • Cumberland County Bar Association, President, 1983 to 1984
  • Cumberland County Bar Association, Trustee, 1978 to 1985
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member, General Council, 1978 to 1979
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Trial Attorneys of New Jersey
  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey, Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Southern New Jersey Chapter), Treasurer, 2007
  • Supreme Court Board on Attorney Certifications, Board Member, 1988 to 1997
  • Supreme Court Board on Attorney Certification, Chairman, 1992 to 1996
  • Supreme Court Board on Attorney Certification, Vice Chairman, 1991 to 1992
  • New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys, Member, 2005
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member, General Council, 1984 to 1986
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member, General Council, 1994 to 1995

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Attorney, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Civil Trial Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey, Board on Attorney Certification

Current Employment Position

  • Managing Partner