Dustin Davies

Hasty Pope, LLP
529 Green Street
Gainesville, GA 30501
(678) 267-7120

Criminal attorney and Los Angeles native Joshua Ritter worked as a prosecutor with the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office for close to a decade and was awarded the 2015 Outstanding Prosecutor of the Year by the Association of Deputy District Attorneys. During his career as a prosecutor Joshua specialized in complex and high profile cases culminating in more than 40 cases brought to verdict with a felony conviction rate over 90%.

Upon joining the firm, Joshua has continued to devote his talents to the tenacious and zealous defense of his clients. With a proven track record of resolving issues quickly and to the great satisfaction of his clients in no small part because of the continued strong relationship Joshua has with the District Attorney’s office. Specializing in matters of the utmost seriousness and complexity that often times garner significant media attention, Joshua is well equipped to manage whatever concerns his clients might be confronted with.

Joshua received his Bachelor of Arts (with Honors) from UCLA in 2001 and his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in 2007.

January 29, 2020 - Los Angeles Times
Joshua Ritter secures $18 million in damages for his client who was a victim of a hit-and-run accident that killed her mother. Read More
January 29, 2020 - KTLA
A jury ordered a Malibu woman pay $18 million and serve a year in prison after committing a hit-a-run that injured Joshua Ritter's client and killed her mother. Read More
August 27, 2019 - The New York Times
Lori Loughlin Appeared in Court as Admissions Scandal Looms Over New School Year. Read More
July 16, 2019 - Los Angeles Times
Following the college admissions scandal, USC has interviewed 33 students about whether they knowingly lied on their applications. Some of the students have hired attorneys to be present during the hearings. Joshua Ritter is representing one such student. Read More
December 26, 2018 - Los Angeles Times
As a former L.A. County prosecutor, Joshua Ritter was asked to comment about the rise in fatal street racing incidents in Los Angeles. "On both sides, you've got families that have been torn apart." Read More

Honors and Awards

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
Outstanding Prosecutor of the Year, 2015
Association of Deputy District Attorneys
Professional Associations and Memberships
American Bar Association
State Bar of California, Criminal Law Section
Los Angeles County Bar Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

California State – 2008
U.S. District Court Central District of California – 2015