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Charles Henry Rittgers

Charles Henry Rittgers

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury, Domestic Violence… more 

Charles Rittgers

About Me

Charlie Rittgers is an Ohio Native.  He and his wife, Ellen, settled in southern Ohio after attending the University of Cincinnati Law School. Charlie and his wife raised two children and currently practice together.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1978

  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
    37 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
    19 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
    37 years
  4. Car Accidents: 10%
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Contingent (30-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Ellen Biscotti Rittgers

    I endorse this lawyer's work.


    Ellen Rittgers Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Family member

  • Jon Joseph Saia

    Mr. Rittgers is an outstanding lawyer with a reputation for being tough in his defense of criminal matters while being compassionate towards his clients needs. He is passionate about his profession and serves his clients well. I highly endorse Mr. Rittgers.


    Jon Saia DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Rittgers & Rittgers

12 East Warren Street
Lebanon, OH, 45036

Rittgers & Rittgers

9075 Centre Pointe Drive
Suite 450
West Chester, OH, 45069

Rittgers & Rittgers

312 Walnut Street, Suite 1600
Cincinnati, OH, 45202




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
ListedOhio Super Lawyers2013
Listed Top 100 in OhioOhio Super Lawyers2013
Listed Top 50 in CincinnatiOhio Super Lawyers2013
ListedOhio Super Lawyers2012
ListedOhio Super Lawyers2011
Ohio Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2010
Ohio Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2009
Ohio Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2008
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Rittgers & Rittgers1980 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Warren County Bar AssociationPresident2005 - 2006
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident2003 - 2004
National College of DUI DefenseFounding Member1995 - 1995
Ohio Academy of Trial LawyersMemberN/A
The DUI GroupMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Greater Cincinnati Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationBoard MemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. ShindlerThe Ohio Supreme Court unanomously ruled in favor

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Publication NameTitleDate
The VindicatorPresident's Message2004

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Cincinnati College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Warren County Bar AssociationDUI DefenseN/A
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersModerator for Defending DUI ClientsN/A
Annual Mason Police Officer BanquetPolice Testimony in Criminal CasesN/A
Annual Conference for Ohio Civil Trial LawyersAlcohol Consumption and DrivingN/A
Annual Conference for Ohio Civil Trial LawyersAlcohol Consumption and DrivingN/A