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Born and raised in Manchester, NH, Ms. Ritchey graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She attended the University of Miami School of Law where she was conferred her J.D. and she received an M.B.A. with a dual concentration in Finance and Management from the University of Miami School of Business.

While in law school, Ms, Szopa was a member of the Moot Court Board and was an Article and Comments Editor for the University of Miami Business Law Review. Ms. Ritchey was a recipient of the "Best Brief" award in the Advanced Moot Court Competition and the Dean's Certificate of Achievement (highest grade in the class) in both her Legal Research and Writing class and Globalization and the Law Seminar.

Her legal experience includes a wide range of general liability litigation, including but not limited to medical malpractice, hospital liability, premise liability, mold, wrongful death, and insurance coverage. Ms. Ritchey has clerked at the Office of the New Hampshire Attorney General. In addition, she has handled litigation involving various issues on appeal to Florida's Third District Court of Appeals.


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Practice areas

  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Slip and Fall: 20%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 15%
  4. Wrongful Death: 10%
  5. Car Accident: 5%



Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Olesia Yevgenyevna Belchenko

    Alia Szopa is an exceptionally intelligent and professional attorney, who is also a great person - a rare combination.


    Olesia Belchenko Litigation Attorney
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  • Blake Hartley Fiery

    Alia is an exceptional attorney. She has a powerful presence in court and always goes the extra mile to negotiate for her clients. I endorse this lawyer.


    Blake Fiery Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Wolpe & Leibowitz, LLP
28 W Flagler St # 1100
Miami, FL, 331301806


DCInactive 200607/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Member ofOmicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honorary Society2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateWolpe & Leibowitz, LLP2005 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Miami-Dade Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sorondo, Rafael v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, et al.Jury verdict in Plaintiff's favor.
Quesada v. Mercy Hospital, Inc., 41 So. 3d 930 (Fla. 3d DCA 2010)Hospital had no apparent agency.
Manzini & Associates, P.A. v. Clark, 971 So. 2d 882 (Fla. 3d DCA 2007)No valid charging lien.
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Publication nameTitleDate
University of Miami Business Law ReviewHoarding History: A Survey of Antiquity Looting and Black Market Trade2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawFinance and ManagementM.B.A.2005
University of Miami School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorJD - Juris Doctor2005
Vanderbilt University Law SchoolCommunications Studies and Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Risk Management Conference- Wachovia Bank, N.A.Premise Liability2008
Association Board Meeting- Loft DowntownPremise Liability2007