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Peter M. Ritchie

230 S. Second Street

P.O. Box 22680

Yakima, WA 98907


Tel: (509) 575-8500                        Fax: (509) 575-4676                            

Mr. Ritchie earned a Masters degree in international politics in 2008 and his juris doctor from Regent University in Virginia the same year. During law school, he served on the Regent Journal of Law & Public Policy, served on the Regent University Law Review, and worked as a law clerk for the American Center for Law & Justice.  He also has a Bachelor's Degree in French. 


Mr. Ritchie is admitted to practice in Virginia, Washington, and Oregon.  


Mr. Ritchie is a member of several professional organizations including:

  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers

  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel

  • Washington State Bar Association

  • Yakima County Bar Association

  • Virginia Bar Association

  • Multnomah Bar Association

  • James Kent Inn of Court

Mr. Ritchie has previously served as President on the Board of Trustees, President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer of the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers.  


Mr. Ritchie has been consistently recognized in Washington Super Lawyers Magazine as a Rising Star from 2014-2018, and as a Super Lawyer in 2019-2023.  Each year no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive the honor of Rising Star and no more than 5 percent are selected as Super Lawyers.  The Rising Star honor is reserved for lawyers 40 years and younger, or who have been in practice for 10 years or less.

About Mr. Ritchie
Appellate Advocacy
Washington Supreme Court

  • Cornu-Labat v. Hospital Dist. No. 2 Grant County, 177 Wn.2d 221 (2013) 

  • Fast v. Kennewick General Hospital, 188 Wn. App. 43 (2015)

  • Henne v. City of Yakima, 182 Wn.2d 447, 341, P.3d (2015), as corrected (Apr. 7, 2015)

Washington Court of Appeals

  • Franklund v. Olson, 168 Wn. App. 1046 (2012)

  • OB-1, LLC v. Pinson, 161 Wn. App. 1044 (2011)

  • Wilson v. Sunnyside Community Hospital, 162 Wn. App. 731 (2011)

  • Blum v. Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital at Pasco, WL 4676036 (2013)

  • Geffe v. Providence Yakima Medical Center, (Division III, Washington Court of Appeals Cause No.  283071-III), 2009, court granted Motion for Discretionary Review, case settled

  • Diaz v. Sunnyside Community Hospital, (Division I, Court of Appeals, Cause No. 64894-2-I) Motion  for Discretionary Review (2010)

  • Anderson v. Central Washington Hospital, et al., (Division I, Court of Appeals, Cause No. 69170-8-I) Motion for Discretionary Review (2013)


  • Bechard v. Dalrymple, 189 Wn. App. 1044 (2015)​


  • In re: the Adoption of Infant G.-C., 185 Wn. App. 1053 (2015)

  • Lennox v. Lourdes Health Network, 195 Wn. App. 1003 (2016)

  • Summit Leasing, Inc. v. Chhatrala Edes, 196 Wn. App. 1030 (2016)

  • Burksfield v. Sali, 194 Wn. App. 1052 (2016)

  • Stadelman v. Voorhies, 35165-3-III, 2018 WL 3359659 (Wash. Ct. App. July 10, 2018)


Areas of Practice


Medical Malpractice

​Commercial Litigation

​Products Liability

​Premises liability

​​Employment Law

Appellate Practice

Civil Litigation

Unlawful Detainer (Landlord)


Regent University - International Politics, M.A. 2008

Regent University, J.D. 2008

  • ​Regent Journal of Law & Public Policy - Associate Editor

  • Regent Law Review - Associate Editor

  • American Center of Law & Justice - Law Clerk


Admitted to Practice

State Courts

  • Washington

  • Virginia

  • Oregon

Federal Trial Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington

  • U.S. District Court, Oregon


2010 - present

2010 - present

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