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Kathleen Ardell Rittner, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1980, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1980, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1981, Pennsylvania 1982, United States District Court (middle district) Pennsylvania 1983, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1983, Indiana 1987, United States District Court (northern district) Indiana 1987, United States District Court Maryland 1988.


Rittner, Kathleen Ardell was born on January 20, 1949 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of William Frederick and Frances Marie (Zlogar) Rittner.


Bachelor, Pennsylvania State University, 1969. Master of Education, Pennsylvania State University, 1972. Juris Doctor with honors, DePaul University, 1980.


Associate Coffield, Ungaretti, Harris & Slavin, Chicago, 1980-1982. Deputy attorney general organized crime public corruption section State of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, 1982-1984, deputy attorney general, assistant to director criminal law division, 1984-1985, deputy attorney general executive office, 1985-1986, deputy attorney general, director bureau consumer protection, 1986-1987. Associate Barnes and Thornburg, since 1987.


Coordinator outside activities Greater Harrisburg Arts Festival 1986, 1985-1986. Press spokesperson, state volunteer information coordinator committee to re-elect attorney general Zimmerman, Pennsylvania, 1984. Member American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association (co-chairman law day clinics 1981-1982), Women's Bar Association (conference co-chairman women in law conference 1980-1981), Allen County Bar Association, Harrisburg Area Women Lawyers Association (chairman constitution by laws committee 1983-1984, member executive board 1985-1987, treasurer 1985-1987), Pennsylvania State University Alumni Association (board directors liberal arts since 1983, alumni council since 1986), Kappa Alpha Theta (advisory board Harrisburg Alumni chapter 1982-1986, secretary 1984-1985, vice president 1985-1986, president 1986-1987).

Clubs: Pennsylvania State (Chicago) (president). Pennsylvania State (Harrisburg).


  • Other Interests

    Gourmet cooking, travel, reading, skiing, golf.