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Joseph E. Ritch

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in New Orleans, LA

Elliott & Ritch LLP
1100 Poydras St., Suite 1475
New Orleans, LA 70163
Phone: 361-861-2809
Fax: 877-221-5532
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2017
Licensed in Louisiana Since: 2013
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (80%), Environmental Litigation (10%), Tax: Consumer (10%)
Attorney Profile

Joseph E. Ritch is a partner at Elliott & Ritch LLP. The firm has offices in Corpus Christi, Texas, and New Orleans, Louisiana, and he is admitted to practice before all state courts in both of those jurisdictions. Mr. Ritch is also admitted to practice in Georgia and before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, and Southern Districts of Texas, and he has appeared pro hac vice in other state and federal courts throughout the country.

Mr. Ritch focuses his practice primarily on complex personal injury and wrongful death litigation, and as such, he represents people who have incurred significant losses due to the negligence of other parties. The types of cases that he has worked on have stemmed from oil field well site explosions, workplace accidents, defective products such as air bags and seat belts, and truck and other types of motor vehicle crashes. Mr. Ritch has also handled environmental litigation, including claims stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that resulted from an explosion on that oil rig. Throughout his career, he has obtained millions of dollars in compensation for his clients through jury awards at the end of protracted trials as well as settlements he has been able to negotiate with defendants and their insurance company providers.

Mr. Ritch is a graduate of Georgia Southern University, where he majored in history and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1999. He then enrolled at the University of Tulsa College of Law, and he served on the Tulsa Journal of Comparative and International Law before graduating with honors in 2002. Mr. Ritch also holds an LL.M. in taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 10%Environmental Litigation
  • 10%Tax: Consumer
Focus Areas

Tax Law


2 Years Super Lawyers
8 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2010 - 2017

About Joseph E. Ritch

First Admitted: 2002, Texas

Professional Webpage:


  • , Top Texas Lawyer, Texas Monthly, 2010 - 2014

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • University of Tulsa College of Law, International Law Journal, 2002

Bar/Professional Activity

  • I am licensed in both Georgia and Louisiana 

Educational Background

  • L.L.M. in Taxation - University of Florida
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Office Location for Joseph E. Ritch

1100 Poydras St.
Suite 1475
New Orleans, LA 70163

Phone: 361-861-2809

Fax: 877-221-5532

Last Updated: 5/21/2021

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