Glenn S. Ritter

Glenn is an experienced litigator with a concentration in the areas of healthcare and business.

Ritter was included in the inaugural edition of the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for his work in Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants. Mid-South Super Lawyers has also named Ritter a “Rising Star” in medical malpractice defense.

“Mr. Ritter provided excellent counsel in successfully defending my medical malpractice lawsuit. He was exceptionally well prepared for the plaintiff’s deposition where he aggressively, but professionally, proceeded to discredit her and expose the flaws in her claims. Mr. Ritter’s thorough research and understanding of the medical aspects of this surgical case also allowed him to pick apart the plaintiff’s expert, completely discrediting him and his opinions. His detailed and passionate hard work resulted in a dismissal of the case.  I truly appreciate Mr. Ritter going the extra mile and making the personal investment in me and my case.”
– Dr. Jeffrey Herrold, Arkansas Institute for Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery
“I had the privilege of co-counseling a complex federal court jury trial with Glenn in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. If there is one word that I would use to describe him, it would be exceptional. Glenn is as comfortable, confident, and skilled in a courtroom as anyone I’ve ever seen.”
– Justin C. Carlin, Esq. of Carlin Law Firm

Professional Experience

Glenn Ritter represents healthcare providers, including doctors, hospitals, nurses, CRNAs, clinics, nursing homes, home health and assisted living facilities. He represents clients in malpractice lawsuits and provides consultation services in a variety of healthcare law areas including compliance, Stark Law, anti-kickback, false claims, HIPAA, telemedicine, employment agreements, and reimbursement and contractual issues.

Ritter also serves as a trial attorney in business matters and is consulted for his expertise in jurisdictions outside of Arkansas. Ritter provides his clients with aggressive and comprehensive discovery and deposition tactics, thorough client and expert witness preparation, tailored defense strategies and liability assessment. He also counsels on risk management issues to avoid negligence.

Ritter’s recent experience includes:

  • Trial counsel for a child therapy company in a lawsuit involving defamation, misappropriation of trade secrets and interference with business expectancies; successfully obtained a restraining order.
  • Contractual drafting and negotiations for anesthesia provider involving anti-kickback issues.
  • Trial counsel for medical malpractice cases involving shoulder dystocia, infectious disease, gastroenterology, ophthalmology and a variety of other medical specialties.
  • Contractual analysis and investigation of non-compete and provisions in an operating agreement of an ambulatory surgery center.
  • Local counsel for a retail vendor in breach of contract case.

Professional Affiliations

Ritter is a member of the American Health Lawyer’s Association, the Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel and the Defense Research Institute, as well as the Benton and Washington County Bar Associations. Ritter is also a graduate of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) National Trial College held at Harvard Law School in Boston, MA.

Legal Education

Ritter graduated with high honors in the top ten of his class from the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville. He was a member of the Arkansas Law Review and published his comment, “Economic Loss Rule in Arkansas: Everyone Else Has It, Why Don’t We?”


Ritter was born and raised in Jonesboro, Arkansas. In high school, he ran track and was Arkansas’ 800-meter champion. While earning his degree in Business Management with a minor in Mathematics at Lyon College, Ritter served as President of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Chairman for the Interfraternity Council and captain of the cross country team.  Ritter enjoys golfing, playing tennis, cycling, mountain biking and volunteering in his free time.

Community Involvement

Ritter serves as a member of the board of directors and is also the treasurer for the Cobblestone Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing fresh produce to the hungry in Northwest Arkansas. Ritter also serves on the leadership committee for the Men’s Golf Fellowship NWA chapter and chairs the Fellowship Groups.

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