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Kara Adelle Ritter Cole


(619) 544-7219
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San Diego
101 W. Broadway
Suite 2000
San Diego, CA 92101

Los Angeles
633 West Fifth Street
52nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

5 Park Plaza
Suite 1100
Irvine, CA 92614


J.D., magna cum laude, California Western School of Law, 2015

  • Kennedy Scholar
  • Editor-in-Chief, California Western Law Review
  • Extern to U.S. District Court Judge, Hon. Michael M. Anello

B.A., Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles, 2007

Ms. Ritter is a Partner in the Southern California offices of Gordon & Rees, and is part of the employment litigation practice group.  Her practice generally involves employment related counseling for employers as well as litigation defense of public and private entities against employees’ claims of wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, breach of contract, and other derivative or related claims as well as ADA accessibility claims.  Ms. Ritter has worked closely with trial partners on trials in Los Angeles and Orange County Superior Courts resulting in complete defense verdicts on behalf of clients.  She also has experience defending employers against individual, class, and PAGA claims involving wage and hour issues.


U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California