Chris Ritter is the director of the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program. He graduated magna cum laude from Baylor University in 1994 with a B.A. in political science and philosophy. After receiving his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1998, he was a trial lawyer in West Texas for more than 15 years. In 2014, Ritter joined the staff of the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program. Most recently, Ritter obtained a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Lamar University (M.Ed., 2018). During his career, Ritter’s law practice has included being a solo practitioner, an assistant criminal district attorney, and a partner in prominent law firms. In his work at TLAP and in pursuit of his master’s degree, Ritter has gained significant knowledge and experience pertaining to mental health and substance use disorders and their treatment.
Terry Bentley Hill and Chris Ritter share their passion for helping attorneys learn how to recognize depression and get help for those at risk for self-harm.