Joe Ritch

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Well-known throughout the region for his high profile work with the North Alabama Base Realignment and Closing Commission and its efforts on behalf of Redstone Arsenal, Joe has an equally active career as an attorney in Sirote's Huntsville office, where he co-chairs the Privacy & Data Security and Government Contracting Practice Groups.

Awards & Accreditations

  • BV-Distinguished, Martindale- Hubbell® Peer Review Rating


  • BV-Distinguished, Martindale- Hubbell® Peer Review Rating
  • Committee to Redraft Alabama Limited Partnership Act, 1980-82
  • Committee on Alabama Tax Clinic, 1981-83
  • Huntsville-Madison County, Alabama State and American Bar Associations 
  • National Associations of Bond Attorneys
  • Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), board of directors
  • Tennessee Valley BRAC Committee, chair

Thought Leadership

  • Co-chair, Privacy & Data Security Practice Group
  • Handles all aspects of government contracting, including supply, service, and construction contracts and subcontracts in industries such as telecommunications, electronics, aerospace and missiles, shipbuilding, automated data processing (ADP), construction, surety, professional, architect-engineer, and technical services, heavy equipment, and high-technology and research and development contracting
  • Knowledge in the Multiple Award Schedule Contract (MASC) program
  • Represents clients in developing and negotiating contracts in the real estate area, including commercial real estate transactions
  • Handles real estate foreclosure for lenders, involving residential and commercial real estate

New York University School of Law

LLM in Taxation, 1976

Cumberland School of Law

JD, cum laude, 1975

  • Cumberland Law Review, Editor-in-Chief

University of Alabama in Huntsville

BA, 1972

  • University of Alabama Board of Trustees
  • Former Member
  • Alabama Space and Rocket Center Foundation
  • Chair
  • Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors
  • University of Alabama at Huntsville Eminent Scholars Foundation
  • President 
  • UAB Regional Medical Center Valley Foundation
  • Board of Trustees, 2005-2011
  • North Alabama Business Hall of Fame
  • Inductee, 2011
  • National Space Club's von Braun Memorial Community Service Award
  • Recipient, 2011
  • Redstone Arsenal's "Good Neighbor Award"
  • Recipient, 2010
  • Decatur/Morgan County Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Award
  • Recipient, 2007
  • Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award
  • Recipient, 2003
  • Department of the US Army Commander's Award for Public Service
  • Recipient
  • Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame
  • Member
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) Sports Hall of Fame
  • Member
  • Speaker, "BRAC update," 6th annual Huntsville Commercial Market Symposium
  • Speaker, "Tax Law", Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County, October 2012
  • Author, Sirote's Privacy & Data Security Blog

Sirote & Permutt Presents Alabama Society of CPA Seminar Series - 7/14/2015 Read More
TVA and Sirote’s Joe Ritch Help Secure $600M Google Data Center in Alabama - 6/29/2015 Read More
Joe Ritch Named One of the Most Influential People in Huntsville Area - 12/10/2014 Read More
Sirote's Joe Ritch Speaks About Economic Development - 6/2/2014 Read More
Joe Ritch is Chairman of TVA Board of Directors - 5/19/2014 Read More
Sirote & Permutt's Joe Ritch Named Chair of Tennessee Valley Board of Directors - 2/13/2014 Read More
Sirote Attorneys Pool Their Expertise To Help Clients Defend Crucial Data - 3/22/2013 Read More
Sirote & Permutt Launches New Privacy & Data Security Group - 3/20/2013 Read More
Sirote's Joe Ritch Recruits Mike McConnell to Warn Huntsville Chamber Members of the Growing Threats to Cyber Security - 2/8/2013 Read More
Sirote Attorney Joe Ritch Sworn in as Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Board Member - 1/22/2013 Read More
Sirote Attorney Joe Ritch Receives Senate Confirmation for Key Administration Post - 1/3/2013 Read More
Joe Ritch Discusses the “Fiscal Cliff” and Alabama’s Economy - 12/4/2012 Read More
Huntsville Recognized as "Best Place for Veterans" - 11/12/2012 Read More
Sirote Attorney Joe Ritch Receives Presidential Nomination To Key Administration Post - 10/18/2012 Read More
Joe Ritch Receives von Braun Memorial Community Service Award - 11/11/2011 Read More
Joe Ritch Named a Redstone Arsenal 'Good Neighbor' - 9/17/2010 Read More
Joe Ritch Featured in The Huntsville Times - 1/12/2007 Read More

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