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A Charlottesville, Virginia Law Practice
specializing in startup and lifestyle businesses
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Ritter Law PLLC provides outside general counsel representation for both established and startup companies. Ritter Law regularly connects clients and co-counsels with legal specialists in speciality areas (such as patent law, bankruptcy law and certain types of litigation) to ensure ideal representation.

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The Founder

Justin Ritter, Esq., Founder of Ritter Law, acts as outside general counsel for businesses throughout Virginia, both traditional companies and technology-centric startups. As outside general counsel, Justin provides transactional services, and collaborates with other specialist attorneys when ideal for the client.


Justin also regularly provides his clients with a wide-range of introductions to relevant and needed services providers and prospective investors.

Justin received a Bachelor of Arts degree at Salisbury University, Maryland, where among other activities Justin was a varsity letterman on the football team. He received his J.D. from the Pennsylvania State University, State College.

The Team

As of January 1, 2023, Ritter Law PLLC has a two person team in addition to the founder.


Christopher J. Sullivan, Esquire, started as an associate attorney at the firm in August of 2022 as a recent graduate of the University of Richmond School of Law, serving as the Editor in Chief of the school's Law Review prior to joining the firm. Chris specializes in intellectual propery matters, such as trademarks, copyrights and related technology licenses, and also assists with other outside general counsel matters for the firm's clients. 

Kat Dugan started at the firm as a paralegal in 2021, and assists both Justin and Chris in their respective contract drafting as well as governmental filing matters. 





Ritter Law PLLC

300 Preston Avenue, Suite 200

Charlottesville, VA 22902


Main Line: (434) 218-1172

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