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Comprehensive Legal Counsel
To the People of Alabama Since 1959

Insurance Defense, Probate & Estate Planning Attorneys in Birmingham, Alabama

Our premise is simple: provide our clients with the experienced knowledge of a big law firm and the personal service of a small law firm. You deserve our time and attention as we strive to provide you with high-quality legal guidance. We represent both corporate and individual entities seeking defense or to file a claim. We are located in Birmingham, Alabama, and proudly serve clients throughout the state. Whether you need advice on arbitration or an estate planning attorney, we are prepared to be by your side from start to finish.

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Gregory Ritchey

Gregory S. Ritchey


Gregory S. Ritchey received his B.S. from the University of Alabama in 1985 and his J.D. from the University of Alabama in 1988. He frequently represents clients in cases of insurance defense, products liability defense, personal injury and more. Gregory is also a member of the Birmingham Bar Association, where he previously served in multiple roles including past-president of the Young Lawyers' Section.

Ferris Ritchey

Ferris S. Ritchey III


Attorney Ferris S. Ritchey III has over 35 years of experience in the legal field. Througout his career, he has focused on a wide range of legal matters in the areas of domestic relations, probate and estate planning, collaborative law and mediation. Ferris is also a member of multiple organizations such as the Alabama State Bar, the Birmingham Bar Association and the Shelby County Bar Association.

Albert Ritchey

Albert E. Ritchey

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Since establishing Ritchey & Ritchey in 1959, Albert E. Ritchey has earned a reputation of trust throughout Alabama. His practice areas include commercial law, corporate law, real estate law and wills/trusts. He is a member of the Birmingham Bar Association and has received many awards and honors during his career, including being recognized as a Top Lawyer in multiple issues of B-Metro: The Magazine of Metro Birmingham Living.


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We Prioritize Efficiency.

At Ritchey & Ritchey, our success is dependent on our ability to achieve favorable results in the most efficient ways possible. We use paperless procedures to streamline case management and reduce the hours spent on each case. We also strategically assign staff based on each case’s needs in order to decrease unnecessary costs.

We Encourage Collaboration.

In each case we take on, we allow our clients to contribute to the proceedings. Your case deserves your investment as well as ours. We apply our extensive legal knowledge to each situation, taking time to personally invest in the best legal results. Whether we are providing litigation, defense or another service, we work to make sure you feel heard at every step.

Small Firm Attention. Large Firm Capabilities.

We have several decades of combined experience and knowledge and have a passion for applying it personally to every case. Our attorneys work to ensure each client, whether a business or an individual, receives high-quality legal representation. We are a strongly networked and well-respected firm. We are proud to have been recognized for our professional and ethical legal work, and we strive to maintain those standards during each case.

At Ritchey & Ritchey, our services span a wide range of areas. We have been representing amusement and entertainment businesses since the 1960s, and we also regularly take on personal injury claims and cases of premises liability. Our attorney Gregory Ritchey serves as outside coordinated counsel for trampoline park owners, CircusTrix, and represents several other trampoline park companies throughout Alabama.

We are also committed to helping families resolve their legal issues in their early stages in the hopes of avoiding litigation. We understand that long-drawn-out cases are a drain on resources and emotions, so we utilize mediation and collaboration to protect families' best interests. We use the same philosophy during probate and estate planning procedures. Our team is experienced with mediators, making your family’s problems our priority.

Since 1959, we have dedicated our time to providing high-quality legal representation, earning us the respect of both our clients and our peers. When you need skilled insurance defense, guidance on estate planning, or divorce representation, we'll be here. Contact us at Ritchey & Ritchey today to schedule a free consultation. From our office in Birmingham, Alabama, we proudly serve clients statewide.