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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


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



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

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

10 total 

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  • John Leo O'Shea

    Charlie Rittgers is someone to whom I refer clients and with whom I have worked as co-counsel. I have seen first-hand the excellent, tireless work he does for clients. Charlie is the only lawyer I consider when referring someone for representation in Warren County.


    John O'Shea Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

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


    Michael Waddington Military law 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



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
N/ARittgers & Rittgers1980 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
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
Warren County Bar AssociationPresident2005 - 2006
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident2003 - 2004
National College of DUI DefenseFounding Member1995 - 1995
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