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Daniel R. Ritter


"In helping navigate complex legal questions and disputes, I work to learn each employer’s business and recommend the best practices to avoid conflict and achieve their goals."



  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois


J.D., Washington University School of Law, Washington University Journal of Law & Policy, 2016

B.S., Political Science, Truman State University, magna cum laude, 2012


Dan Ritter counsels and defends businesses and organizations on employment and labor law matters of all types, providing assistance in litigation and disputes as well as day-to-day counsel. He has represented employers in a number of industries, including manufacturing, health care and energy. He handles issues related to state and federal discrimination laws, employee agreements and policies, human resources training and other areas key to employers of all sizes. 

In addition to his employment law practice, Dan has litigation experience in product liability, insurance, and commercial actions. He has assisted clients in a variety of practice groups and in all phases of the litigation process, including arbitration, mediation, trial and appeals. Working for clients in a variety of practice groups allows Dan to consider the mix of legal and business issues different clients face.

Dan is an adjunct professor at Washington University School of Law, where he teaches Introduction to U.S. Law & Methods. He has worked for several government agencies as an analyst and legal intern, including the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Agriculture, and the Department of Defense, giving him a strong background understanding of regulatory agencies.

Professional Affiliations

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Federal Bar Association, Eighth Circuit Representative, Younger Lawyers Division

Community/Civic Activities

  • Migrant & Immigrant Community Action (MICA) Project, pro bono attorney

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • Illinois State Bar Association Lincoln Award Legal Writing Contest, 2018
  • Wiley Rutledge Moot Court Competition: Golden Quill (Best Brief) & Semi-Finalist
  • Scholar in Law Award
  • CALI in Business Negotiation Theory & Practice
  • Don Sommers Award in Professional Responsibility

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Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • "Cannabis & Brownies: Another Human Resources and Records Challenge"
    St. Louis Chapter of ARMA International, February 20, 2020

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