2019 National Conference for Lawyer Assistance Programs

Chris Ritter


Chris Ritter graduated magna cum laude from Baylor Universityin 1994 with a B.A. Political Science and Philosophy.  After law school at the University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 1998), hewas a trial lawyer in West Texas for over 15 years until he joined TLAP in 2014.  

Most recently, Chris obtained a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lamar University (M.Ed., 2018).  He has been recognized by his peers for his legal accomplishments, including being named a Texas Monthly Super Lawyers’ Rising Star three times.  

During his career, his law practice has included being a solo practitioner, an Assistant Criminal District Attorney, and a partner in prominent law firms.  In his work at TLAP and in pursuit of his master’s degree, he has gained significant knowledge and experience pertaining to mental health and substance use disorders and their treatment.