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Professor Larry Ritchie is a master teacher of Torts, Criminal Procedure, Advanced Criminal Procedure, and Evidence at RWU. While teaching at Georgetown Law School, he frequently served as court-appointed criminal defense or appellate counsel in the District of Columbia trial and appellate...



Professor Larry Ritchie

Professor Larry Ritchie's picture

Professor Larry Ritchie is a master teacher of Torts, Criminal Procedure, Advanced Criminal Procedure, and Evidence at RWU. While teaching at Georgetown Law School, he frequently served as court-appointed criminal defense or appellate counsel in the District of Columbia trial and appellate courts, U.S. Courts of Appeal for the D.C. and Fourth Circuits, and the U.S. Supreme Court. His U.S. Supreme court case U.S. v. Hale remains a staple in many criminal procedure textbooks.

Professor Ritchie spent many years in private practice both as a sole practitioner and as a member of the law firm Geltner & Ritichie in Washington, D.C. His practice covered a wide variety of litigation including products liability, professional malpractice, personal injury, and criminal defense. During the 1980’s, Professor Ritchie served as the Director of an asbestos litigation unit while at the law office of Peter G. Angelos in Baltimore, Md.

Additionally, he served as the managing editor for the Trial Practice Series of publications at the Bureau of National Affairs in Washington, D.C. He continues his professional involvement in the legal community through his work with the City of Providence Pension and Retirement Board and his work with the Advisory Committee on the Rhode Island Superior Court Rules of Criminal Procedure.

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