James C. Ritland, Attorney at Law

Firm Overview

I am an honest and hard-working attorney interested in helping people. After I was the District Attorney for Jackson County, Wisconsin, I opened my own office in 1983. I have worked here as a solo practitioner since then.

Example cases

I have settled car accident cases even when my client was issued a citation. Also, I have conducted about 100 jury trials.

Main Office
320 Main Street
Black River Falls  WI  54615
  • (715) 284-4474
  • (715) 284-5806


Free Initial Consultation?
Yes, 10 minutes.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
My fee depends on the type of case, the complexity, and the time involved.
Hourly Rates

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Office Manager
Kim German
Emergency After Hours

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

I enjoy helping injured people.

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

It is a good idea for clients to read about their legal issues. However, clients should seek the advice of an attorney who has experience working with their type of matter.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I am willing to review all documents to help my clients. I find that often, I end up drafting the correct documents from scratch.

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

I am reluctant to coach clients who need to appear in court unless it is regarding small claims or other minor matters.

James C. Ritland

I worked for a small firm for a few years before I was elected as District Attorney.

I have worked in a chicken factory, food factory and restaurants. I had a large paper route in junior high and high school.

I am friendly and persuasive.

Personal interests:

Fishing and photography.

  • Bar Number: 10109191
    Wisconsin , 1978
  • Washington University
    Juris Doctor , 1978
    St. Louis, MO
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison
    B.A. , 1975
    Madison, WI
  • Waldorf College
    A.A. , 1973
    Forest City, IA

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