After receiving his B.A. and his M.S. from Villanova University, Attorney De Ritis did doctoral work in statistics and psychometrics at the University of Pennsylvania before taking his J.D. from the Dickinson Law School, where he was research editor of the Dickinson Law Review and a member of the Trial Moot Court Board. He received his LL.M. in trial advocacy from the Temple Law School. Attorney De Ritis was a staff attorney in the Office of the Public Defender of Monroe County, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, serving as Juvenile Advocate, in charge of all phases of juvenile delinquency litigation and defending cases from the initial detention hearings through the trials, dispositions (sentencing) and appeals. He then joined the prestigious litigation firm of Wiesmeth and Hardy, P.C., in Stroudsburg. More recently, he served as a staff attorney in the Office of the Public Defender of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, defending cases in both the juvenile and the adult criminal courts from the preliminary hearing through the trial and sentencing phases. Attorney De Ritis has been in private practice for fourteen years and has taught courses in criminal law, criminal procedure, administrative law, juvenile law, civil litigation and wills and trusts. He has litigated actions in the the criminal courts, the Orphan’s Court (divorce, custody and support), as well as the civil and surrogate (probate) courts and has served as an arbitrator in the Courts of Common Pleas of Philadelphia and Delaware Counties.
- 2001, Pennsylvania
2005, United Supreme Court
Law School Attended
- Temple Law School, Class of 2005, LL.M.
- Dickinson School of Law, Class of 2001, J.D.
- Villanova University, Class of 1982, M.S.
- Villanova University, Class of 1981, B.A.