Glenn S. Ritter

Glenn is an experienced trial lawyer with a concentration on medical malpractice defense, nursing home litigation, business litigation, insurance defense and trucking litigation.


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 various healthcare providers, including doctors, hospitals, nurses, CRNAs, clinics, nursing homes, home health and assisted living facilities, in their malpractice, negligence and general liability lawsuits. Ritter also serves as a trial attorney in business and contractual matters. Ritter handles a variety of business lawsuits, involving breach of contract, defamation, tortious interference with business expectancies, theft of trade secrets and non-compete contracts. Ritter also assists his clients in drafting and revising various contracts. Ritter serves as trial counsel in a variety of insurance defense cases, defending businesses in various negligence-type lawsuits and general liability matters.  In addition, Ritter’s practice includes trucking and transportation defense.

Ritter provides his clients with aggressive and comprehensive discovery and deposition tactics, thorough client and expert witness preparation, tailored lawsuit 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 $3.5 million judgment, restraining order, and defendant was jailed for 10 days.
  • Contractual drafting and analysis for clients involving employment agreements, which included non-compete covenants and confidentiality agreements.
  • Trial counsel for medical malpractice cases involving bariatric surgery, stroke, retained foreign object, pressure sores, anesthesia, shoulder dystocia, birth trauma and brain damage, infectious disease, gastroenterology, radiology, ER medicine, ophthalmology and a variety of other medical issues.
  • Trial counsel for background reporting company in wrongful death lawsuit following apartment tenant allegedly murdering visitor.
  • Trial counsel for local vendor in breach of contract lawsuit.
  • Trial counsel for nursing homes in lawsuits alleging negligence, medical malpractice, negligence against administrator, violations of the Protection of Long-Term Care Facility Residents Act, low staffing, and punitive damages.

Professional Affiliations

Ritter is a member of the Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel, the Defense Research Institute (comprehensive trade industry group for medical malpractice, nursing home litigation and other practice areas), and the Long Term Care Risk Forum. He is a member of the Benton and Washington County Bar Associations. Ritter is 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?”

About

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 on the leadership committee for the Men’s Golf Fellowship NWA chapter and chairs the Fellowship Groups. He participates on the men’s tennis team at Pinnacle Country Club.


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