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About

Criminal attorney and Los Angeles native Joshua Ritter worked as a prosecutor with the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office for close to a decade and was awarded the 2015 Outstanding Prosecutor of the Year by the Association of Deputy District Attorneys. During his career as a prosecutor Joshua specialized in complex and high profile cases culminating in more than 40 cases brought to verdict with a felony conviction rate over 90%.

Upon joining the firm, Joshua has continued to devote his talents to the tenacious and zealous defense of his clients. With a proven track record of resolving issues quickly and to the great satisfaction of his clients in no small part because of the continued strong relationship Joshua has with the District Attorney’s office. Specializing in matters of the utmost seriousness and complexity that often times garner significant media attention, Joshua is well equipped to manage whatever concerns his clients might be confronted with.

Joshua received his Bachelor of Arts (with Honors) from UCLA in 2001 and his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in 2007.

Education

Loyola Law School | J.D. - 2007

University of California, Los Angeles B.A. - 2001

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Awards &
Memberships

Honors and Awards

  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • American Institute of Trial Lawyers
  • Outstanding Prosecutor of the Year, 2015
  • Association of Deputy District Attorneys

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of California, Criminal Law Section
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Criminal Courts Bar Association
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Bar Admissions
  • California State – 2008
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California – 2015