Derek Ritchie

Top rated family law attorney in San Antonio, Texas

Law Office of Derek S. Ritchie, PLLC
Derek Ritchie
Law Office of Derek S. Ritchie, PLLC

Practice Areas: Family law, Criminal defense, DUI-DWI; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 2019

Education: The University of Texas School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2023
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Law Office of Derek S. Ritchie, PLLC

310 S St Mary's St
Suite 2100
San Antonio, TX 78205 Visit website


At his eponymous law firm in San Antonio, Texas, Derek Ritchie serves his clients with an enthusiastic zeal, ensuring that they get effective representation when dealing with legal matters pertaining to:

  • Family law – Child protective services, child support, divorce and high net worth divorce, uncontested divorce, enforcement, guardianship and modifications.
  • Criminal law – Assault and burglary, domestic violence, drug crimes, DWI, expunction, felony charges, firearm offenses, intoxication, manslaughter, misdemeanors, murder, pretrial and probation violations, sex crimes and theft.
  • Real estate law ­– Probate and wills.

After completing his Bachelor of Law program in London, England, from BPP Law School in 2013, Mr. Ritchie attended The University of Texas at Austin School of Law and received his Juris Doctor in 2016. Founding The Law Office of Derek S. Ritchie in 2019, he has become a premier family law and criminal law attorney that Texans can always rely on. He handles tense negotiations and fights hard for his clients inside and outside the courtroom.

Prior to moving to the United States, Mr. Ritchie practiced criminal law in the United Kingdom, defending individuals against gang-related crimes, sex crimes, violent crimes and more. During his time in law school in the United States, he worked with the Williamson County District Attorney’s Office and received valuable insights into the prosecutors’ preparations while conducting investigations. He worked for a well-respected law firm in San Antonio and handled a variety of criminal and family law cases.

Practice areas

Family law, Criminal defense, Criminal defense: DUI/DWI

Focus areas

Child support, Custody & visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic violence, Name change, Paternity, Prenuptial agreements, Marital property, Mediation & collaborative law, Assault & battery, Criminal law, Drug & alcohol violations, Expungement, Failure to pay child support, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor vehicle offenses, Murder, Sex offenses, Theft, Criminal domestic violence, DUI/DWI

  • 80% Family law
  • 10% Criminal defense
  • 10% Criminal defense: DUI/DWI

First Admitted: 2019, Texas

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Office location for Derek Ritchie

310 S St Mary's St
Suite 2100
San Antonio, TX 78205

Phone: 210-762-5359


1 Year Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2023

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