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John J. "Bud" Ritenour Jr.


Criminal Defense and Appellate Lawyer
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The Ritenour Law Firm, P.C.
San Antonio, TX

About John J. "Bud" Ritenour Jr.

Attorney 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.


Practice Areas

 
Sex Crimes (12%)
 
Federal Crimes (11%)
 
Domestic Violence (11%)
 
DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving (10%)
 
Criminal Appellate Law (10%)
 
Criminal Defense (7%)
 
Theft Crimes (6%)
 
Drug Crimes (5%)
 
Marijuana Defense (5%)
 
Probation Violations (5%)
 
Appellate Law (5%)
 
Seal or Expunge Criminal Record (5%)
 
Firearm and Weapon Charges (4%)
 
White Collar Crime (4%)
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Résumé - John J. "Bud" Ritenour Jr.

Bar Licenses

Texas State Bar
Texas
Member in Good Standing
1995

Work Experience

The Ritenour Law Firm, P.C.
Criminal Defense lawyer
1995

United States Air Force, 2nd Lieutenant - Colonel
19651992

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Education

St. Mary's University School of Law
St. Mary's University School of Law
Juris Doctor
1995

Texas A&M University
M.C.S.
1969

The Ohio State University
B.S.
1965

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Specialty Certifications

Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Board Certified Specialist
Criminal Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
2004

Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
1995

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
1995

San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association
Member,
Past President
San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association

Texas Bar College
Member
Texas Bar College

Fellow Member
College of the State Bar of Texas
1995

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Awards & Recognitions

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
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

Scene SA Magazine
2013

Scene SA Magazine
2012

Scene SA Magazine
2011

Scene SA Magazine
2010

Scene SA Magazine
2009

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Federal Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court - Western District of Texas

United States Supreme Court

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Contact John J. "Bud" Ritenour Jr.

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

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Bar Membership Information

Texas Bar Membership -

John J. "Bud" Ritenour Jr. - Membership information with The State Bar of Texas - Find more information about John J. "Bud" Ritenour Jr. on The State Bar of Texas website including status and disciplinary history.


Specialty Certifications

Specialty Certification Information -

John J. "Bud" Ritenour Jr. - Profile with the Texas Board of Legal Specialization - Find more information about John J. "Bud" Ritenour Jr.'s board certification on the TBLS website.


Nonprofit Organizations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association -

TCDLA has a proud history of supporting and educating criminal defense lawyers in the the state while advocating for the rights of the accused. Many of the top criminal defense attorneys in Texas are active within this organization.



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