Gross McGinley LLP

James A. Ritter heads up the firm’s Emmaus Office, concentrating his practice in the areas of estate planning and administration, small business planning, real estate law, and elder law.  In many cases, Jim has counseled his clients and their families for multiple generations, keeping them up-to-date on new estate laws and offering the comfort of knowing that they are prepared for the future.  Jim partners with his clients, using legal solutions to help them meet their long-term goals.

A native to the East Penn area, Jim is formerly of Ritter & Ritter Law Office established in 1938 by his late father, Ernest F. Ritter, has been practicing law in the Lehigh Valley since 1980.


Areas of Practice

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Education

  • Albany Law School, J.D., 1980
  • Lehigh University, B.S. in Business and Economics (Accounting), with honors, 1977

Professional Associations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (1980 to present)
  • Bar Association of Lehigh County (1980 to present)
  • Estate Planning Council of the Lehigh Valley (1995 to present)

Community Involvement

News

Wills, Trusts, & Estates

Practice Spotlight: Wills, Trusts, & Estates

Gross McGinley’s Wills and Estates Group lawyers provide a mix of legal services to protect your family and help you plan for a secure future. Our attorneys are skilled and knowledgeable in designing custo… Read More

Non-Profit

Industry Spotlight: Non-Profit

Nonprofit organizations frequently encounter unique situations given their tax-exempt status. Our attorneys have a thorough understanding of the unique legal matters that can arise within foundations, member… Read More

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