Sandra earned her B.A. in Political Science and Communications from Texas A&I University and her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. As a law student, she gained excellent trial experience as a student attorney for the Juvenile Public Defender’s office and then for the Federal Public Defender’s office, where she discovered her passion for criminal defense. Upon being licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas in 1995, Ms. Ritz joined the Law Office of Joseph A. Turner, trying cases in both federal and state courts. Ms. Ritz's dedication to practicing criminal defense led her to open her own law office in 2001. Ms. Ritz is a member of the Travis County Women’s Lawyer Association, National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and Hispanic Bar Association of Austin. Ms. Ritz spends time raising funds for Crime Stoppers, and mentoring students at the University of Texas School of Law. She is also the proud mother of Savannah and Jackson Ritz. Profiled in the Austin Lawyer and Austin Woman's Monthly Magazines and the Austin American Statesman, Sandra Ritz has earned great success and continues to enjoy a rewarding career as a criminal defense attorney.