Charles H. Rittgers

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Lebanon, OH

Rittgers & Rittgers, Attorneys at Law
 | 12 East Warren Street, Lebanon, OH 45036
Phone: 513-932-2115
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (30%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

A partner of the law firm Rittgers & Rittgers, in Lebanon, Ohio, Charles H. Rittgers is an AV rated* attorney focused on criminal defense, personal injury and civil litigation. He has been selected for inclusion in the Ohio Super Lawyers list each year since 2008. He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum, groups limited to attorneys who have won million and multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements.

Mr. Rittgers' successes have gained him significant media attention. One of his cases was featured on NBC's Dateline. He has been asked to appear on such programs as NBC's Today show, The O'Reilly Factor, Inside Edition and CNN. His cases have often been a source for stories in local news affiliates of ABC, CBS, NBC, ESPN and FOX, as well as major Ohio newspapers, The New York Times, New York Post and USA Today.

Mr. Rittgers is the past president of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Warren County Bar Association, and a former board member of the Greater Cincinnati Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He is also a founding member of the National College of DUI Defense. He is currently a member of these organizations, the American Association for Justice and the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (30%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Overdrawn Bank Account, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (40%): DUI/DWI

Personal Injury - General (30%): Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Overdrawn Bank Account, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI: DUI/DWI

Personal Injury - General: Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2018

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About Charles Rittgers

Admitted: 1978, Ohio

Professional Webpage: http://www.rittgers.com/Charles-H-Rittgers-custom.shtml

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Federal Court, 1980
  • Ohio Bar Association, 1978
  • Former Board Member, Greater Cincinnati Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1984 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, 1983 - Present
  • Fellow, Ohio State Bar Foundation
  • Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member of the Ohio Association of Justice
  • Founding Member of the National College of DUI Defense
  • Member and Past President of the Warren County Bar Association
  • Board Member and Past President of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Numerous Multi-Million Dollar Settlements in wrongful death cases settled under confidentiality agreements. Other examples can be found at: http://www.rittgers.com/Firm-Overview/Case-Results-Overview/Personal-Injury-Representative-Cases.shtml  

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Mr. Rittgers and many of his cases have been a source for stories on all of the local ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX affiliates as well as every major Ohio newspaper and the New York Times, New York Post, USA Today, ESPN, and other news sources.
  • Mr. Rittgers has been invited to appear on a number of media programs, some of which include the O'Reilly show, Inside Edition, and CNN.

Educational Background:

  • Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, M.S., Master of Science, 1978
  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, B.A., Bachelor of Arts, 1973
Office Location for Charles H. Rittgers

12 East Warren Street
Lebanon, OH 45036

Phone: 513-932-2115

 

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Last Updated: 5/3/2017

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