Devan Rittler

Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP

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Grand Boulevard 2555
Kansas City 64108 MO US

Devan C. Rittler’s practice is focused on representing clients nationally in commercial disputes and employment matters. Her work primarily includes defending companies in litigation involving business contracts, business torts and consumer credit disputes. She handles all phases of pretrial work, including motion practice, discovery, providing legal analyses and settlement preparation.

Before law school, Devan worked as a legal assistant for Kempster, Corcoran, Quiceno & Lenz-Calvo, a Chicago immigration firm, where she worked on employment-based applications for permanent residency.

Her experience developed her understanding of employers’ needs and the importance of compliance with governmental regulations and standards. Devan also served as a judicial extern for The Hon. Jon Stuart Scoles, Chief Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, and was a summer associate with Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. in Minneapolis.


  • J.D., with high distinction, The University of Iowa College of Law, 2017
    • Order of the Coif
    • College of Law Faculty Nomination, Hancher-Finkbine Medallion
    • Distinguished Leader Certificate
    • Journal of Gender, Race & Justice, Editor-in-Chief
    • Iowa Legal Aid, Student Articles Editor
    • University of Iowa Clinical Law Program – Immigration and Employment Law Clinics
    • Dean’s Awards (Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Professional Responsibility, Clinical Law Program)
    • Faculty Award (Evidence)
    • Boyd Service Award – Highest Honors
    • Van Oosterhout-Baskerville Domestic Moot Court Competition, Top Brief
    • Organization for Women Law Students & Staff
    • Phi Alpha Delta – Society of Scholars
    • Equal Justice Foundation, Auction Co-Chair
    • Pro Bono Society
  • B.A., with distinction, The University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012 (Journalism and Mass Communications)
    • Dean’s List
    • Journalism Honors Program
    • Order of Omega Greek Honor Society
    • Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
    • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
    • Irwin Simms Scholarship
    • UNICEF, Secretary and Treasurer

Bar Admissions:

  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

Community Involvement:

  • Iowa State Public Defender Wrongful Conviction Unit, Volunteer
  • North Liberty Community Pantry, Volunteer
  • Johnson County Crisis Center, Volunteer
  • Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation Young Activist Council, Volunteer
  • Community Justice, Inc., Volunteer Law Clerk
  • Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership, Volunteer


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