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John J. "Bud" Ritenour Jr.

210-222-0125
John J Ritenour
The Ritenour Law Firm, P.C.
115 E. Travis Street Suite 746
San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: 210-222-0125
Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Texas Board of Legal Specialization

John J. "Bud" Ritenour Jr.

Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

John J. "Bud" Ritenour Jr.

Member

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

John J. "Bud" Ritenour Jr.

Member

Percy Foreman Lawyer of the Year Award
Percy Foreman Lawyer of the Year Award

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

John J. "Bud" Ritenour Jr.

2013 Co-Recipient -
Percy Foreman Lawyer of the Year Award

About John J. "Bud" Ritenour Jr.

I am a solo criminal defense lawyer. I represent persons accused of state (Texas) and federal felony and misdemeanor offenses in trial court, on appeal in state and federal appellate court, on state and federal post-conviction habeas corpus, in both state parole revocations and release proceedings, and federal supervised release revocations. I am licensed in all Texas courts, the United States Dis... read more »

Biography

I am a solo criminal defense lawyer. I represent persons accused of state (Texas) and federal felony and misdemeanor offenses in trial court, on appeal in state and federal appellate court, on state and federal post-conviction habeas corpus, in both state parole revocations and release proceedings, and federal supervised release revocations. I am licensed in all Texas courts, the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States. I am Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and a Fellow Member of the College of the State Bar of Texas. I am a Past President of the San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and as such am an active member of the SACDLA Board of Directors. I am the currect SACDLA webmaster and listserv administrator. I have been a presenter at Continuing Legal Education seminars on various topics.

I attended law school after completing 27 years on active duty with the United States Air Force. I was in the computer and communications career fields, leaving as a Colonel. Overseas assignments included Vietnam, Greece, Saudi Arabia, and England. In 27 years, my wife and I moved house 21 times.

Recent significant accomplishments include:
• Co-counsel for petitioner in Trevino v Thaler, decided favorably to Mr Trevino by the U.S. Supreme Court on May 28, 2013. This was an appeal of the deniaI of a Texas death penalty habeas corpus in federal court. I was the principal author of the Petition for Certiorari, and accompanied lead counsel during his oral argument before the Court. In 2013 I was co-recipient of the SACDLA Defender of the Year for 2013, and co-recipient of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Lawyer of the Year. I co-chair the San Antonio Bar Association's Criminal Law and Procedure Committee, and Chair the Bexar County Public Defender Oversight Board.

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Contact Information

John J. "Bud" Ritenour Jr. -
The Ritenour Law Firm, P.C.
115 E. Travis Street Suite 746
San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 210-222-0125
  • Fax: 210-222-2467

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
Criminal Defense11.00%
Federal Crimes11.00%
DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving9.00%
Drug Crimes9.00%
Marijuana Defense8.00%
Domestic Violence8.00%
Criminal Appellate Law8.00%
Firearm and Weapon Charges8.00%
Theft Crimes7.00%
White Collar Crime7.00%
Probation Violations7.00%
Sex Crimes7.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
Texas Member in Good Standing 1995

Work Experience

Position Duration
Criminal Defense lawyer 1995 – present
United States Air Force, 2nd Lieutenant - Colonel 19651992

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
St. Mary's University Juris Doctor 1995
Texas A&M University Computer Science M.C.S. 1969
The Ohio State University Mathematics B.S. 1965

Associations

Position Organization Duration
Fellow Member College of the State Bar of Texas 1995 – present
Member National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 1995 – present
Member Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 1995 – present
Member,
Past President
San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association present

Specialty Certifications

Certification Specialty Accredited Organization Year
Board Certified Specialist Criminal Law Texas Board of Legal Specialization 2004

Awards and Recognitions

Recognition Granting Organization Year
Co-Recipient -
Percy Foreman Lawyer of the Year Award
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 2013
Kim Young Lawyer of the Year Award San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 2013
Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers,
as chosen by their peers
Scene SA Magazine 2013
Top Lawyer,
as chosed by their Peers
Scene SA Magazine 2012
Top Lawyer,
as chosed by their Peers
Scene SA Magazine 2011
Top Lawyer,
as chosed by their Peers
Scene SA Magazine 2010
Top Lawyer,
as chosed by their Peers
Scene SA Magazine 2009

Speaking Engagements

Presentation Title Conference Year
Pretrial Motions Practice SACDLA - Advanced Trial/Pretrial Trial Tactics in Criminal Cases 2009
Parole Revocation in Bexar County SACDLA Luncheon Seminar 2008
Case Law Update - Sexual Assault and Family Violence Cases SACDLA; Defending Family Violence and Sexual Assault Offenses 2006
Error Preservation in Criminal Cases 42nd Annual Criminal Law Institute 2005

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Publications and Articles

Obtaining Defense Team Resources for Indigent Defendan

Published 2011

Publisher: The Defender Magazine, SACDLA

Representing a Client in a Parole Revocation Hearing in Bexar County

Published 2004

Publisher: The Defender Magazine, SACDLA