Family Law & Criminal Defense Attorney
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Derek S. Ritchie

Founder, Attorney

Fighting to Win

Attorney Derek Ritchie is the founder and managing attorney of The Law Office of Derek S. Ritchie, PLLC, exclusively practicing family law and criminal defense.

Derek earned his law degree in London, United Kingdom, where he practiced criminal law, primarily defending those charged with gang-related crimes, assaults and battery cases, sex crimes, and violent crimes involving knives and weapons. Derek left the UK to earn his Master of Law Degree (LLM) from The University of Texas School of Law. During this time, Derek worked with the Williamson County District Attorney’s Office, gaining valuable experience on how prosecutors prepare and conduct their investigations for their case.

After law school, Derek worked for a highly respected criminal law firm in San Antonio, where he primarily handled DWIs, intoxication manslaughter cases, murders, and sex crimes. Wanting to expand his legal knowledge, Derek went on to work for a high-volume family law practice where he gained a wealth of knowledge in all areas of family law including divorce and separation, child custody, adoption, CPS-related caseschild support, and enforcement.

The two primary elements of his representation are his passion and determination – whether in the courtroom, at mediation, or with the opposing attorney. He fights for what his clients deserve and pushes back every time he can. When agreements come to a halt, Derek is the one to thinks outside the box to craft and negotiate the deal in his client’s favor. He always strives to fight for the best result possible for his client in the quickest amount of time.

Clients know Derek is dedicated to them and to meeting their needs. He is available to them every day, including weekends. When his clients need to talk to him most, Derek is ready and available to give advice.

Contact The Law Office of Derek S. Ritchie, PLLC today!

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    What Differentiates Us

    Results-Focused Tenacity

    Complimentary Consultations
    We strive to create an environment where you feel safe and protected. We recommend starting with a complimentary consultation to review your case together. Evening and weekend consultations are available by appointment only.
    Work Directly With Your Attorney
    Derek will work directly with you through every step of your case. It’s important to us that your case receives highly personalized attention. You instilled your trust in us and we will work to meet and exceed your expectations.
    We Fight to Win
    We’re competitive by nature and have a versatile legal style. We always seek an amicable outcome among different parties. We’re also prepared and ready to take your case to trial.