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Chris Ritter

State Bar of Texas


Chris became director of the Texas Lawyers Assistance Program (TLAP) in 2018. Before joining the TLAP staff in 2014, he was an assistant district attorney as well as a partner in two prominent civil litigation law firms.

Chris has a passion for helping lawyers learn how to recognize depression and get help for those at risk for self-harm. The film, “Just Ask: How We Must Stop Minding Our Own Business in the Legal World,” was recently published by Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania and the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program as part of a national campaign to raise awareness about mental health issues within the legal profession. 

Ritter received his J.D. in 1998 at the University of Texas School of Law. He graduated magna cum laude from Baylor University in 1994 with a B.A. in political science and philosophy. He holds a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Lamar University (M.Ed., 2018).