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Joshua Ritter | Partner


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.


Loyola Law School | J.D. - 2007

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

In The News
  • January 29, 2020 - Los Angeles Times
    Joshua Ritter secures $18 million in damages for his client who was a victim of a hit-and-run accident that killed her mother. Read More
  • January 29, 2020 - KTLA
    A jury ordered a Malibu woman pay $18 million and serve a year in prison after committing a hit-a-run that injured Joshua Ritter's client and killed her mother. Read More
  • August 27, 2019 - The New York Times
    Lori Loughlin Appeared in Court as Admissions Scandal Looms Over New School Year. Read More
  • July 16, 2019 - Los Angeles Times
    Following the college admissions scandal, USC has interviewed 33 students about whether they knowingly lied on their applications. Some of the students have hired attorneys to be present during the hearings. Joshua Ritter is representing one such student. Read More
  • December 26, 2018 - Los Angeles Times
    As a former L.A. County prosecutor, Joshua Ritter was asked to comment about the rise in fatal street racing incidents in Los Angeles. "On both sides, you've got families that have been torn apart." Read More
Awards &

Honors and Awards

  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • 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
Bar Admissions
  • California State – 2008
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California – 2015