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Charles M. Rittgers

Charles M. Rittgers

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  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Personal Injury
  • Ohio
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Summary

Charles M. Rittgers is a trial lawyer with a record of success in criminal defense, DUI, and injury cases. Charlie's record includes not guilty jury verdicts in numerous cases in which no plea bargain was offered by the prosecutor, including murder, DUI, and domestic violence. In injury cases, Charlie is willing to take cases to trial that most lawyers would settle. For example, despite having a $1,000,000 offer from an insurance company to settle a motorcycle crash case, Charlie and his client refused the offer, took the case to a summary jury trial, and received a verdict of $9,000,000. Charlie is a certified member of the Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. He was selected to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list by his peers who were asked to select the best attorneys under 40 years old. As a result of his experience, Charlie has appeared on national and local television shows and radio broadcasts. He has also served as moderator for local political debates, guest speaker to college graduate students, and featured speaker in educational webcasts for attorneys across the nation. Charlie was named to the Top 40 Under 40 by the American Trial Lawyers Association. Charlie graduated from Lebanon High School and continued his education at Dartmouth College where he was a starting quarterback in the Ivy League. Following college, he worked in the high paced environment of investment banking in New York City at Bank of America before returning home to attend law school at the University of Cincinnati. During law school Charlie worked for the Honorable Michael R. Barrett at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. He was also on law review.

Education
University of Cincinnati College of Law
J.D. (2010)
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Activities: Law Review. Ohio Justice and Policy Center.
Dartmouth College
B.A. / History (2006)
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Activities: Starting QB for football team.
Professional Experience
Partner
Rittgers & Rittgers
- Current
Investment Banker
Bank of America
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Worked in New York as an investment banker at Bank of America prior to law school.
Publications
Articles & Publications
The Constitutionality of Ohio's Death Penalty
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Magazine
Ohio Motorcycle Accidents
PDF white paper
A Guide To Regaining Your Driver's License After An OVI
PDF white paper
Speaking Engagements
Local Political Debate Moderator, Lebanon City Council, Lebanon, Ohio
Lebanon Chamber of Commerce
Moderator for Lebanon City Council debate.
University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1L Students, Cincinnati, Ohio
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Spoke to 1L student body at University of Cincinnati College of Law regarding criminal defense and personal injury practice in Ohio.
National Webinar, Social Media and the Law: Fish Where the Fish are, Webinar
Find Law
Speaker for a national webinar for lawyers.
Certifications
Trained and Certified in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
NHTSA
Awards
Rising Stars
Super Lawyers
Rising Stars
Super Lawyers
Rising Stars
Super Lawyers
Top 40 Under 40
American Trial Lawyers Association
Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
Million Dollar Advocate Forum
Members required to have achieved a multi-million dollar verdict or settlement prior to being qualified to apply for membership.
Million Dollar Advocate
Million Dollar Advocate Forum
One of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.
Rising Stars
Super Lawyers
Top 40 Under 40
American Trial Lawyers Association
Membership is extended to a select few lawyers who have established results for clients.
Rising Stars
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Law Review Alumni Advisor Board
Board Member
Current
Warren County Bar Associations
Member
- Current
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Board Member
- Current
Activities: Corroborate and meet with top criminal defense lawyers across the state of Ohio and United States.
Ohio Association of Justice
Member
- Current
Activities: Meet with top injury attorneys across the state of Ohio to leverage experts and new techniques in injury law.
Ohio State Bar
Member
- Current
University of Cincinnati College of Law Law Review
Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Ohio
Federal Court, Southern District of Ohio, United States District Court
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Flat fees for criminal cases. Contingency fees for injury cases.
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Personal Injury
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Rittgers & Rittgers
Blog
Rittgers & Rittgers Blog
Contact & Map
Rittgers & Rittgers, Attorneys at Law
312 Walnut St. #1600
Cincinnati, OH 45202
USA
Telephone: (513) 932-7375
Rittgers & Rittgers, Attorneys at Law
12 East Warren Street
Lebanon, OH 45036
USA
Telephone: (513) 932-2115
Fax: (513) 934-2201