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Meet Our Principal Attorney

Derek S. Ritchie

With a diverse background in the law and a genuine passion for helping others, Attorney Derek Ritchie is the person you’ll want on your side when faced with a legal challenge. Derek offers all the qualities you want in a lawyer: compassionate yet aggressive, trustworthy and results-driven, and adaptable to all kinds of people and situations. He understands how much is at stake for his clients whether they are fighting to maintain custody of their children in a divorce or their freedom when charged with a crime.

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San Antonio Attorneys

Helping People in Family Law & Criminal Defense

Whether you are filing for divorce, child support, or fighting criminal charges, the legal representation you retain can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. In your time of need, arm yourself with a trusted advocate and an experienced professional by choosing The Law Office of Derek S. Ritchie, PLLC. Our San Antonio attorney focuses his practice on family law and criminal defense to help people navigating some of life’s greatest challenges.

When you choose The Law Office of Derek S. Ritchie, PLLC, you won’t be passed off to a paralegal or an inexperienced associate. Instead, you’ll be working one-on-one with Attorney Derek Ritchie, an accomplished legal professional with a sincere desire to see you succeed. No matter the type of case you bring us, our firm fights to win. We take a client-focused approach and strive to resolve your case effectively while making sure you feel understood and empowered every step of the way.

Contact our firm to learn more! Call (210) 702-2203.

Practice Areas How We Can Help You

Tailored to Meet and Exceed Your Needs

An Award-Winning Firm

  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Scene in SA - Top Family Lawyer - 2023
  • Best San Antonio Lawyer 2022
  • Top Criminal Defense Lawyer 2022
  • Top Family Lawyer 2022
  • Best San Antonio Lawyer 2021
  • Top Criminal Defense Lawyer 2021
  • Top Family Lawyer 2021

What Sets Us Apart?

Results-Focused Tenacity
  • Work Directly With Your Attorneys

    Derek and his team 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.

  • 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.

Personalized Attention.

Fearless Dedication.

As soon as you step foot in our office or speak with Derek on the phone, you will understand what sets our firm apart from the rest. With the resources and determination of large multi-partner firms but the personalized representation of a small boutique firm, The Law Office of Derek S. Ritchie, PLLC delivers results without ever losing sight of what is most important: the client.

Our clients routinely report how comfortable they felt working with Derek. We are dedicated to creating and maintaining a safe and welcoming environment where clients feel confident putting their trust in our San Antonio attorney.

    "All-Around Amazing!"

    They are so excellent and treat you like family. Very professional, efficient, listen to you and they take it from there. Just all-around amazing!

    - Jenna B.
    "Absolutely Hands Down My Best Experience with an Attorney!"

    This is a life-changing experience for me and I want to thank Sidney, Megan, Mr. Ritchie, and the entire team for all the help!

    - Bryan F.
    "I Couldn't Have Asked for Better Representation"

    The whole firm was very caring and empathetic towards the situation and I couldn’t have asked for better legal representation!

    - Former Client
    "Knowledgable and Sympathetic"

    Derek was very knowledgeable and sympathetic to my situation. He answered all my questions and I feel much better about the journey I have ahead of me.

    - Taylor M.
    "Lovely to Have Them in my Corner"

    If I had to choose just one word to describe my experience with Mr. Ritchie it would be, marvelous. It was a very lovely experience to have had him in my corner.

    - Traci M.
    "Everyone Was Compassionate"

    My experience was a great one, from the moment I picked up that phone to having a next-day free consultation!. They were so helpful, respectful, and professional throughout the whole thing!

    - Ashley C.
    "Amazing People!"

    Amazing people! Made my very stressful situation super easy. Always there when I need something and I love that they’re only a phone call away.

    - Yomira Q.
    "Considerate and Knowledgeable"

    I was super pleased with Mr. Ritchie’s services. He was extremely considerate and very knowledgeable. He made a difficult situation for me easier to manage.

    - Karl J.

Legal Counsel You Can Rely On

Attorney Derek S. Ritchie has experience helping clients navigate:

  • Divorces – Divorce is a legally and emotionally challenging process. Whether you want to pursue a more amicable resolution through an uncontested divorce or wish to litigate your divorce in court, having an attorney you can rely on is vital. Our divorce lawyer will usher you through the process of dissolving your marriage, fighting for your best interests in and out of the courtroom.
  • Family Law Cases – When familial relationships and assets are on the line, you need legal counsel you can trust. Our family law attorney has helped Texans resolve child support, CPS, order enforcement, modifications, protection order, and divorce cases. We offer client-focused, effective representation you can rely on to shoulder the legal burden of your case.
  • Criminal Defense – Whether you’re charged with a misdemeanor, felony, or some other type of crime, being convicted of a criminal offense could have serious ramifications on your life and well-being. Attorney Derek S. Ritchie understands how much is on the line in criminal defense disputes. We’ll aggressively fight for your rights and help you navigate your case.

If you find yourself embroiled in a legal dispute, you deserve an attorney who understands the ins and outs of the Texas court system and can help you pursue an ideal outcome. We offer experienced, empathetic legal representation you can count on.

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