Benjamin L. Ritz
Phone: (713) 333-5886
Fax: (713) 337-8850
Office Location: Houston
Benjamin Ritz is an associate at McDowell Hetherington LLP, where he handles administrative appeals and complex commercial and insurance litigation, including actuarial disputes relating to cost of insurance provisions in life insurance policies. Benjamin’s law review article is written in an approachable FAQ-style on the subject of electronic discovery to help clients and attorneys navigate the complex issues involved in the collection and processing of electronically stored information.
Benjamin has extensive experience with appellate and trial chambers, including the Supreme Court of Texas, the Supreme Court of Ireland, two appellate courts, and two trial courts. Also, while studying abroad in Prague, he had the opportunity to take a class on U.S. Supreme Court history with Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. Prior to joining the firm, Benjamin served as a law clerk at the Southern District of Texas and as a briefing attorney at the First Court of Appeals in Houston, Texas, where he assisted judges in the screening of cases and the drafting of opinions and judgments.
Benjamin completed his undergraduate at Colby College and graduated second in his class from South Texas College of Law. He is an Eagle Scout.
Outside the office, Benjamin enjoys spending time with his son, attending conventions with his author wife, playing board games, attending and participating in theater, trying new restaurants, and traveling. Benjamin is an active member of the Houston Young Lawyer’s Leadership Academy. And as a member of the Garland Walker Inn of Court, he has enjoyed creating theatrical interactive CLE presentations for attorneys, from the Legal Legacy of World War I to Star Laws: The Final Legal Frontier.
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