Spencer Ritchie

Spencer Ritchie

Associate

Jackson

601-960-3172

601-960-8613


Education

  • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D.
  • Texas Tech University, B.A., History

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2012

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Rhesa H. Barksdale, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Richard A. Schell, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Spencer Ritchie has one goal: to help his clients navigate their way through the legal system in an efficient manner and get them back to doing what they do best. In working toward this goal Spencer uses his desire for excellence and his strong attention to detail to come up with creative solutions for each of his clients, while also being able to scale back and see the big picture of the case. With a love for reading and writing, Spencer offers his clients quality, personalized work, backed up by over six years of federal and state political experience, two federal judicial clerkships, and as an associate at a major regional law firm. Spencer ultimately decided to become a lawyer because he desired to be a part of a profession with the capacity to help improve society, therefore clients will find in Spencer not only a love for books, sports, politics, and the law, but compassion for his clients’ business and livelihoods.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

  • Mid-South Rising Star – Labor & Employment, Super Lawyers
  • Capitol Area Bar Association Pro Bono Award, 2015

 

Organizations/Committee Membership

  • United States Election Assistance Commission, Board of Advisors
  • Mississippi Secretary of State Election Law Reform Study Group
  • Downtown Jackson Partners, Advisory Council

Previous Experience

  • Associate Attorney at a major regional law firm
  • Legal Writing Instructor, Mississippi College School of Law
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Rhesa H. Barksdale, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Richard A. Schell, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • Executive Director, Mississippi Republican Party
  • Director of Legislative Affairs, Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Legislative Assistant, U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Bad Faith Watch List,” Defense Research Institute, Life, Health, Disability, and ERISA Seminar, 2013, Boston, Massachusetts
  • “The Many Ways Social Media Can Land Employers in Court,” Human Resource Management local chapters, 2015

Publications

  • “The Journal’s Journey: a History of the Mississippi Law Journal,” 81 Miss. L.J. 1527 (2012).

Law School Honors & Awards

  • Mississippi Law Journal, Notes & Comments Editor
  • Moot Court Board
  • Finalist, 2009 National First Amendment Moot Court Competition, Vanderbilt University
  • 2010 ABA National Appellate Competition, Washington D.C.
  • Inductee, The Order of Barristers
  • American Jurisprudence Award

Pro Bono & Community Service

  • Habeas Corpus Petitions and Counsel
  • Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Deacon