Ms. Ritz earned her B.A. in Political Science and Communications from Texas A&I University and her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. As a law student, she gained excellent trial experience as a student attorney for the Juvenile Public Defender’s office and then for the Federal Public Defender’s office, where she discovered her passion for criminal defense. Upon being licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas in 1995, Ms. Ritz joined the Law Office of Joseph A. Turner, trying cases in both federal and state courts. Ms. Ritz's dedication to practicing criminal defense led her to open her own law office in 2001. The Law Office of Sandra C. Ritz, located at 902 Rio Grande, Austin, Texas, is a thriving law office due to Ms. Ritz’ steadfast tenacity and determination as she defends clients charged with misdemeanors and felonies. Ms. Ritz is a member of the Travis County Women’s Lawyer Association, National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and Hispanic Bar Association of Austin. Ms. Ritz spends time volunteering for Girl Scouts of America, raising funds for Crime Stoppers, and mentoring students at the University of Texas School of Law. She is also the proud mother of Savannah and Jackson Ritz. Profiled in both the Austin Woman's Monthly Magazine and the Austin American Statesman, Sandra Ritz has earned great success and continues to enjoy a rewarding career as a criminal defense attorney.