Robert W. Ritchie
Robert W. Ritchie (1938-2006) was the founding partner of the firm and provided an example of excellence. Mr. Ritchie, a 1962 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law, served his country, his profession and his clients with professional ability that earned him national recognition and honor.
He was regularly named as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” and routinely received the highest rating awarded by the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory.
Mr. Ritchie was a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), and a member of the fellowship in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He served as president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (TACDL), and the Knoxville Bar Association. A renowned attorney, teacher and lecturer, Mr. Ritchie brought a higher level of awareness and appreciation of the justice system to everyone with whom he came in contact.
Robert Ritchie’s devotion to the law and dedication to his clients were legendary, and they are the professional legacy he left for us. We honor his memory, and our principles are guided by the foundation he laid for our firm.