SCOTT A. RITCHESON
University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas –
cum laude, 1981, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas – cum laude,
J.D. degree, 1984
Ritcheson, Lauffer & Vincent, P.C.
2005 – Present
Ritcheson & Lauffer, P.C.
1998 – 2004
Hardy, Atherton, Dollahite & Ritcheson, P.C.
1992 – 1998
Potter, Guinn, Minton, Roberts & Davis, P.C.
1984 to 1992
Admissions to Practice
All Courts in the State of Texas
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
Eastern District of Texas Bankruptcy Local Rules Committee (Chairperson 2007 to 2011)
State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Law Section Council (Member 2010)
Texas Bar Association (Business Law and Bankruptcy Law Sections)
Smith County Bar Association
Fellow – Texas Bar Foundation
Fellow – Smith County Bar Association
Member of Texas Association of Bank Counsel
Member East Texas Bankruptcy Bar Association
Past Director of Smith County Pro Bono Project
Past Director and Officer of Smith County Bar Association
Law Related Publications, Speaking Engagements and Honors
Speaker, University of Texas 6th Annual Consumer Bankruptcy Practice Conference, “Mortgage Issues” – 2010
Speaker/Author, Bankruptcy Law Section Bench/Bar Conference, “The Discovery Channel for Consumer Bankruptcies: From Dirty Jobs to the Deadliest Catch – 2009
Speaker/Author for Bankruptcy Section, Texas Bar Association Annual Meeting on “Issues and Trends in Equitable Subordination” – 2008.
Speaker/Author for Smith County Bar Association, on “Never Sniff a Gift Fish (Or, Recognizing Bankruptcy Issues Before They Spoil)” – 2003
Speaker for the State Bar of Texas Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Law Course, on “Volume Creditors’ Practices” – 2001
Speaker/Author for the Tyler Area Chapter of Credit Unions – 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003
Speaker/Author for Farm Credit System Institutions, National and State Banks on Creditors’ Rights, Bankruptcy, Foreclosures and Article Nine – 1995 to 2012
Smith County Bar Association Young Lawyer of the Year, 1993
Author/Speaker for Henderson County Bar Association, on “The ‘B’ Word: Bankruptcy Basics” – 1992
Author Ellis v. Jansing: Intent and the Mistaken or Inadvertent Possession, 34 Baylor Law Review (Fall, 1982)