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Trial attorney Dwight Ritter runs a small and personal law practice, where people never get lost in the shuffle when they come to him for help obtaining justice.

“I do not represent insurance companies, government entities or large corporations. In fact, I sue them, and have for more than 32 years on behalf of mothers, fathers, children and families who have been tragically injured,” says Dwight Ritter.

He holds degrees from Indiana University Law School and the prestigious London School of Economics, plus licenses in three states and on the high seas, as an expert on maritime law. His San Diego-based firm handles cases nationwide.

Dwight Ritter practices the kind of law that offers hope and a real chance at vindication for people burdened by often-unthinkable wrongs. What distinguishes his practice is that he has the experience and the expertise to back up his high ideals.

Here’s Dwight Ritter philosophy: “In receiving the Trial Lawyer of the Year awards, I often talk about my clients as uncommon heroes in their daily lives. In every instance, they have unexpectedly thrust upon them physical and mental disabilities that require daily effort to simply survive. To me, they are heroes. They deserve to be honored and respected for the burdens they carry. In every instance, they make me proud to observe their courage and fortitude in overcoming the unfortunate circumstances that have befallen their lives.”

He built his reputation on personal attention to detail, and he does not pass off clients to assistants like many big-city law firms. “When you hire me, you’re going to get me, all the way through,” he says.

He’s successfully handled hundreds of cases and jury trials including: Personal injury, wrongful death, sexual harassment, product defects, asbestos and asbestosis claims, automobiles and auto accidents, attacks, assaults, beatings, negligent shootings, civil rights claims including police misconduct, false arrest, false imprisonment, elder abuse and child abuse, air crashes and air disaster claims. His maritime law and Admiralty cases include Jones Act and unseaworthiness claims.

It’s not just about winning to his firm. They settle every case that can be reasonably settled, but they are always prepared to go as far as they need to go, up to and including a jury trial to reach a just result.

One of the unspoken secrets of personal injury law is that settling a case is typically not very difficult. Trying a case by jury requires hard work and intense concentration – not all firms are prepared to go all the way. But Dwight Ritter and Associates are always prepared to fight for you completely through to a jury trial. That is their specialization.

His breadth as an attorney has earned him an international reputation. Ritter is a graduate of the prestigious Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, a non-profit trial practice college run by one of the America’s foremost trial attorneys. Only a select group of the most skilled and experienced lawyers in the nation are invited to the annual program. In addition, Ritter has earned the title of Master Trial Lawyer from American Inns of Court (Welsh Chapter), an elite association of professionals dedicated to fostering excellence in ethics, professionalism and civility in the legal profession. He is certified to practice law in California, Arizona, Indiana and the Island of Guam.

How Can We Help You?

The attorneys of Ritter & Associates are dedicated to fighting for your rights. If you’re ready to speak with a San Diego personal injury attorney about your legal options, please don’t hesitate to contact our offices at 619-296-0123 to schedule a free confidential case evaluation.


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