P. Scott Ritchie

Shareholder

Location: Chicago, IL

Phone: 312.606.7706

Biography

Scott Ritchie has spent his entire career of 30 years as a trial attorney at Clausen Miller P.C. In those 30 years, Scott has taken cases to verdict in both jury and bench trials. More importantly, Scott has resolved the majority of his cases through successful pre-trial motion practice, judicially sponsored arbitration, privately conducted mediations or through direct settlement negotiations. Although Scott primarily works on matters dealing with construction, transportation claims and products liability defense, Scott has experience in litigating a variety of matters including claims involving wrongful death actions, premises liability, professional liability and business/commercial litigation. Scott is an AV rated lawyer, the highest rating as recognized by Martindale Hubbell and his peers. Scott has served as an arbitrator for the Cook County Mandatory Arbitration Program for over 20 years. Scott is a director of Clausen Miller and has been a shareholder in the firm for 20 years. Besides being licensed to practice in the State of Illinois, the United States District Courts of the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, Scott is also licensed to practice in the United States District Courts of the Northern District of Indiana and the Western District of Wisconsin. Scott has also been granted temporary admission status to practice in numerous state and federal courts including Indiana, Ohio, New York and Wisconsin.

Scott received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Management and Marketing from Purdue University. Upon graduation from Purdue University, Scott worked for Hallmark Marketing Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri. After several promotions and transfers, Scott returned to the Chicago area to attend law school. Scott began his legal career working as a law clerk as he attended DePaul University College of Law. While at DePaul, Scott was a member of the National Moot Court Team, a member of the Moot Court Board, and selected to the Order of Barristers. Upon graduation from DePaul, Scott joined Clausen Miller as an associate and since that time has regularly conducted seminars on construction litigation, transportation litigation, products liability, premises liability and wrongful death actions for the firm and its clients. Scott is a member of the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association, Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, DRI, and The Chicago Bar Association. Scott is also a member of the Glacier Mountaineering Society, the National Association of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Illinois Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and the Indiana Society of Chicago.

Education

  • J.D. DePaul University College of Law, 1989
  • B.S. Management and Marketing Purdue University, 1983

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois

Memberships

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association
  • Indiana Society of Chicago

Awards

  • Martindale Hubbell AV® rating
  • Leading Lawyers, 2020

Matters of Note

  • Wolski v. World Dryer Corporation,

    2013 IL App (1st) 120768-U, April 26, 2013

  • Henry v. Panasonic Factory Automation Co.,

    396 Ill. App. 3d 321, 917 N.E.2d 1086 (4th Dist. 2009)

  • West v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.,

    973 F. Supp. 385 (S.D.N.Y. 1997)

  • Sacramona v. The Budd Company and Bridgestone/Firestone,

    106 F.3d 444 (1st Cir. 1997)

  • Coyne v. Robert H. Anderson & Assoc.,

    215 Ill. App. 3d 104, 574 N.E.2d 863 (2d Dist. 1991)

  • Chicago

    Illinois 60603

    10 South LaSalle Street

    Chicago, Illinois 60603

    T: 312.855.1010 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Dennis D. Fitzpatrick

  • New York

    New York 10005

    28 Liberty Street 39th Floor

    New York, New York 10005

    T: 212.805.3900 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 212.805.3939 Office Managing Partner: Tyler Jay Lory

  • Irvine

    California 92614

    17901 Von Karman Avenue

    Suite 650

    Irvine, California 92614

    T: 949.260.3100 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 949.260.3190 Office Managing Partner: Ian R. Feldman

  • Florham Park

    New Jersey 07932

    100 Campus Drive

    Florham Park, New Jersey 07932

    T: 973.410.4130 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 973.410.4169 Office Managing Partner: Carl M. Perri

  • Michigan City

    Indiana 46360

    200 Commerce Square

    Michigan City, Indiana 46360

    T: 219.262.6106 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partners: Paige M. Neel, Kimbley A. Kearney

  • Appleton

    Wisconsin 54914

    4650 W. Spencer Street

    Appleton, Wisconsin 54914

    T: 920.560.4658 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 920.968.4650 Office Managing Partner: Patrick L. Breen

  • Stamford

    Connecticut 06902

    68 Southfield Avenue

    2 Stamford Landing Suite 100

    Stamford, Connecticut 06902

    T: 203.921.0303 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 212.805.3939 Office Managing Partner: Matthew J. Van Dusen

  • Tampa

    Florida 33609

    4830 West Kennedy Boulevard, One Urban Center

    Suite 600

    Tampa, Florida 33609

    T: 813.509.2578 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Anne E. Kevlin

  • San Francisco

    California 94111

    100 Pine Street

    Suite 1250

    San Francisco, California 94111

    T: 415.745.3598 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 949.260.3190 Office Managing Partner: Ian R. Feldman