Mr. Ritchie joined Sheehan and Sheehan in May of 2017 after serving in the office of Governor Susana Martinez for more than five years. During that time he gained broad experience with the many legal issues that face decision makers and the unique considerations of representing elected officials and governmental entities.
While working in the capitol he represented the governor in state and federal court, negotiated tribal gaming compacts on behalf of the state, and provided counsel on administrative law and rulemaking, procurement, contracts, employment and labor disputes, tribal law, gaming, and litigation involving state agencies.
Mr. Ritchie also assisted in the selection and oversight of outside counsel on a wide range of issues affecting the state’s interests, where he gained an appreciation for effective legal representation through the eyes of the client.
Mr. Ritchie began his legal career in an Albuquerque civil litigation firm where he gained experience primarily in the areas of construction defect, medical malpractice, personal injury, and worker’s compensation.
Mr. Ritchie graduated from the J. Reuben Clark School of Law at Brigham Young University in 2010, where he was selected as president of the Moot Court Board of Advocates and Note and Comment Editor for the Education and Law Journal. He received his bachelor’s degree from the Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico.
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico