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John J. Ritenour Jr.

John J. Ritenour Jr.

also known as Bud Ritenour

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense

About Me

I am Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. I help people with a criminal law problem in the trial court, on appeal, in parole release and revocation, and in post conviction habeas corpus work, in Texas and Federal Courts. 


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    19 years



Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Shannon Salmon-Haas

    It's pretty much generally acknowledged that Mr. Ritenour is the gold standard when it comes to criminal defense. He is a valuable asset and addition to the criminal defense community. In short, he knows his stuff.


    Shannon Salmon-Haas Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

115 E Travis St
Milam Bldg, Suite 1716
San Antonio, TX, 78205-1779


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199505/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 30 Criminal Defense Lawyers in San AntonioScene in SA Magazine2014
Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers as chosen by their peersScene in SA Magazine2013
Co-Recipent, Kim Young Lawyer of The Year AwardSan Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2013
Co-Recipient, Percy Foreman Lawyer of The Year AwardTexas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2013
Top Lawyer as chosed by their PeersScene in SA Magazine2012
Top Lawyer as chosed by their PeersScene in SA Magazine2011
Top Lawyer as chosen by their peersScene in SA Magazine2010
Top Lawyer as chosen by their peersScene in SA Magazine2009

Association NamePosition NameDuration
San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationPresident2009 - 2010
San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationVice President2008 - 2009
San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationSecretary2007 - 2008
San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationTreasurer2006 - 2007
San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember1999 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember1995 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1995 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasFellow1995 - Present

Publication NameTitleDate
The Defender Magazine (San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)Obtaining Defense Team Resources for Indigent Defendants2011
The Defender Magazine (San Antonio Crimiinal Defense Lawyers Association)Representing a Client in a Parole Revocation Hearing in Bexar County2004

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
St. Mary's UniversityDoctor Of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A1995
Texas A&M UniversityComputer ScienceMCS1969
The Ohio State UniversityMathematicsBS1965

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Advanced Trial/Pretrial Trial Tactics in Criminal CasesPretrial Motions Practice2009
SACDLA Luncheon SeminarParole Revocation in Bexar County2008
Defending Family Violence and Sexual Assault OffensesCase Law Update - Sexual Assault and Family Violence Cases2006
42nd Annual Criminal Law InstituteError Preservation in Criminal Cases2005