Northern California

2261 Lava Ridge Court
Roseville, CA 95661
916.780.9050 Fax

Central Coast

200 Sky Park Drive
Monterey, CA 93940
916.780.9050 Fax

Southern California


3401 Centrelake Drive, Suite 670
Ontario, CA 91761
909.937.2034 Fax

David G. Ritchie

David Ritchie is an attorney in the Roseville office of Cota Cole & Huber LLP. He joined the firm in 2014 with more than twelve years of experience in Public Sector Labor and Employment involving Cities, Counties and Special Districts in California and Federal Agencies. His expertise includes collective bargaining, employee discipline proceedings, and regulatory compliance; and appeals; both at arbitration and before administrative law agencies including issues involving peace officers and firefighters.

Mr. Ritchie has successfully handled Labor cases before the Public Employment Relations Board, the Federal Labor Relations Authority and the Federal Services Impasses Panel; and is experienced in leading negotiations and meet and confer pursuant to the Meyers-Milias-Brown, Federal Labor Relations, and Trial Court Employment Protection and Governance Acts. In employment matters, Mr. Ritchie handles workplace investigations, employee discipline appeals through arbitrations and in hearings before the State Personnel Board, Office of Administrative Hearings, and the Federal Merit Systems Protection Board.

In addition to his client representation work, Mr. Ritchie conducts training for public agencies on a variety of topics including Public Sector Negotiations, the Peace Officer/Firefighter Bill of Rights Acts, Public Sector Retirement Systems, and the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Mr. Ritchie earned his LL.M. from Santa Clara University, his Juris Doctorate from the University of Manitoba Law School, and his Bachelor’s Degree from Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, QC Canada.

He is bilingual, fluent in both English and French; and is a member of both the Sacramento and Monterey Bar Associations.

Bar Admissions:

California Bar (2012)
United States District Court, Eastern District of California


David G. Ritchie

916.780.9009 Office
916.780.9050 Fax

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