Rittgers & Rittgers, Attorneys at Law

Top Ranked Injury Attorney - No Fee Unless We Recover,A Good Divorce is Better Than A Bad Marriage,Top Ranked Ohio Law Firm — DUI & Criminal Defense

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Firm Overview

My wife, Ellen, and I began practicing together in 1991. The attorneys at Rittgers & Rittgers focus in the areas of criminal defense, personal injury, and family law. To learn more about my firm's injury law practice, please visit us at www.rittgersinjurylaw.com. To learn more about my firm's criminal law and divorce practice, please visit www.rittgers.com.

Example cases

I have handled a wide variety of cases since I began practicing law in 1978. To view a list of some of my example cases, please go to http://www.rittgers.com/CM/Custom/Criminal-Representative-Cases.asp or http://www.rittgers.com/CM/Custom/Family-Law-Representative-Cases.asp.

Main Office

12 East Warren Street
Lebanon  OH  45036

  • (513) 932-2115


Free Initial Consultation?


Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

In criminal defense and family law, each case is fact specific. We evaluate the case and price our fees in a fair way depending upon each individual and situation.

Hourly Rates

In family law and criminal law we typically have flat fee or retainers.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Office Manager

Kathy Edwards.

Emergency After Hours


Languages Spoken

Translators can be retained for any language.

Other Offices

  • Cincinnati Office - Phone number: 513-932-7375
    312 Walnut Street, Suite 1600
    Cincinnati,  OH  45202
  • West Chester Office
    9277 Centre Pointe Drive
    Suite 350
    West Chester,  OH  45069
  • Hyde Park Cincinnati Law Office
    3805 Edwards Rd.
    Suite 550
    Cincinnati,  OH  45209
  • Blue Ash Cincinnati Law Office
    4555 Lake Forest Dr.
    Suite 650
    Cincinnati,  OH  45242

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I wanted to help people. Specifically, I want to protect individuals from oppression against the State and big business.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

In most cases I believe clients need legal representation.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Any document you intend to introduce in court should be reviewed by a lawyer.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?


Charles Rittgers

I began my career as a Warren County Prosecutor and have been in private practice representing individuals every since.

I have been practicing law for over 30 years. Having a family (a wife and two children) enables me to empathize with my client's situations, whether it be losing a family member or struggling with an injury.

I am a trial lawyer. I have a good working relationship with other attorneys and am often able to settle a case without putting my client through the experience of a trial. However, when a good settlement cannot be reached for my client, I use my trial skills and network of national experts to try each case.

Personal interests:

When I am not at my office, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Ellen, and our two children. Even when I'm away from the office, I spend most of my time thinking about my clients and case strategies. I like to watch local sports teams and I enjoy reading about new developments in the law.

  • Bar Number: 0003020
    Ohio , 1978
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1978
    Cincinnati, OH
  • Miami University
    Bachelor of Arts , 1973
    Oxford, OH
  • Xavier University
    Master of Science , 1978
    Cincinnati, OH

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