Justin Ritch, a Senior Attorney at MDK based in Cleveland, Ohio, specializes in foreclosure litigation, where his expertise shines brightly. "I attend hearings and mediations daily in Cuyahoga and surrounding counties," he affirms, underlining his commitment to hands-on legal practice. Managing his caseload meticulously, Justin ensures insightful client communication guided by data-driven milestones.
With a blend of legal expertise and approachable demeanor, Justin highlights, "My greatest strength as an attorney is my personable nature together with an intimate knowledge of the law." Since joining MDK in 2012, collaboration has become a cornerstone of his experience. Justin thrives on the coordinated efforts and shared successes achieved alongside his colleagues. "I communicate regularly with colleagues in all departments at MDK, leading with kindness and supporting MDK’s vision," he adds, emphasizing his commitment to fostering a positive and supportive work environment.
Justin's journey into law was driven by a deep-seated interest in the legal process and its intricacies. "I always had a fascination with the legal process, how the laws were applied, and the theory and logic of how they were interpreted," he reflects. This innate curiosity fuels his continuous growth and expertise in the field, evident in his recognition as a Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2019 to 2023. Justin's dedication to legal excellence serves as a cornerstone of his professional endeavors, shaping his commitment to both his clients and the legal community.
Aligning with MDK's mission and values, Justin emphasizes collaboration, kindness, and community engagement. Reflecting on MDK’s mission statement, he shares, “to me, it means that together, we can find a way to build and refine our practice to continue to be a great place to work, and to make an impact while doing so." This commitment to fostering a positive and inclusive workplace aligns seamlessly with MDK's core values.
Outside of work, Justin embraces various interests and passions, including cooking, working out, and running. He cherishes quality time spent with his wife and three children, engaging in activities that foster family bonds. Justin finds fulfillment beyond the courtroom through coaching CYO youth sports. Additionally, Justin expresses a heartfelt desire to involve his children in meaningful community volunteer opportunities.
Justin aims for a legacy that extends beyond legal accomplishments. "I would love to be known as a great attorney and a better human," he states, reflecting his commitment to both professional excellence and personal growth. Through his dedication to excellence and compassion, Justin leaves a lasting impact on those he interacts with, both professionally and personally.