After currently being honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant, Ritter enrolled at Grinnell University and gained a bachelor’s degree in political science. He went on to University of Iowa Legislation School.
By means of an internship with the U.S. Attorney’s Office environment, Ritter prosecuted federal crimes in the Southern District of Iowa. He also interned with the regulation company of Elwood, O’Donohue, Braun and White in West Union.
When Ritter graduated from U of I in 2013, the organization employed him as a entire-time legal professional. 3 several years later, Ritter grew to become a husband or wife.
In 2017, Ritter opened Ritter Legislation P.C. in West Union. The subsequent yr, he was named Fayetteville County assistant lawyer.
“It was very the leap,” he recollects. “A lawful assistant came with me, which aided a ton.”
Though his county lawyer obligations have been to be a element-time appointment, Ritter managed 1 of northeastern Iowa’s major felony caseloads, notes nominator Cory Stephens of Waverly.
Today, Ritter’s comprehensive-time notice is devoted to his firm, which features estate scheduling, legal protection, civil litigation and elder and spouse and children law.
“He proudly but quietly accepts a number of professional-bono conditions a 12 months,” says Stephens.
Just one case in point is legal help Ritter supplies to the West Union Chamber of Commerce. He donates his services to progress neighborhood initiatives and in places in which his help can have a wide effect, he states.