Asher M.B. Ritmiller is an associate with Glade Voogt Lord & Smith. His practice focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis on disputes related to commercial, real estate, environmental, and construction matters. Asher is an experienced trial attorney who has tried numerous cases to juries and judges. Asher’s cases cover a wide range of issues including but not limited to foreclosure, replevin, business dissolution, construction contracts, residential construction defects, water rights, freedom of speech, de facto debarment, conservation easements, landlord-tenant rights, government procurement ordinances, adverse possession, mechanic’s liens, and insurance coverage. He represents both individuals and businesses in cases ranging from county court evictions to complex federal class actions.
In addition to trial work, Asher is also a skilled negotiator and has helped his clients reach favorable settlements through informal negotiation, mediation, and formal arbitration. He participated in a complex mediation with dozens of parties to reach a multi-million dollar settlement for his clients.
Asher’s appellate practice has created new law in Colorado. As a result of Asher’s efforts, the Colorado Department of Revenue’s time to review certain tax issues has been limited so that landowners throughout the state are able to benefit from their donation of conservation easement land. Asher’s work has also helped to define the Colorado Wrongful Death statute so that victims of harm in multiple counties are not at a disadvantage from technicalities in Colorado’s rules of procedure. Asher handles all phases of appellate cases from research, analysis, and drafting to oral argument. He has represented his clients in Colorado Court of Appeals, Colorado Supreme Court, and Federal Court of Appeals matters.
Prior to joining the firm, Asher worked for a large law firm in Arizona investigating asbestos issues for a mining company. He also volunteered as a pro bono lawyer for the Metro Volunteer Lawyers and for Greater Boston Legal Services.
Primary Practice Areas
- Construction Law Practice
- Criminal Defense & White Collar Practice
- Litigation, Class Action & Appeals Practice
- Personal Injury & Professional Liability Practice
- Real Estate Law Practice
- O’Connor Roofing Co. v. Nielsen, No. 15CA0935, 2016 WL 4720021 (Colo. App. Sept. 8, 2016)
- Markus v. Brohl, Exec. Dir., Colo Dep’t of Revenue, 2014 COA 146 No. 13CA1656
- Hernandez v. Downing (In re Hernandez), 154 P.3d 1068 (Colo. 2007)
Bar & Court Admissions
State Bar Admissions
Federal Court Admissions
- District of Colorado
- Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
- J. D., Boston University School of Law, 2005
- B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder, 2000
- Fiction writing
- Tennis (with a great deal of passion, but very little skill)
- Spending most of his free time with his new baby boy