R. Peter Rittling

San Francisco

TEL: 415.543.4111


FAX: 415.543.4384


Peter Rittling is Of Counsel in the San Francisco office and is a member of the Labor, Employment and Personnel (LEAP) Practice Group. His practice includes arbitrations and administrative litigation, collective bargaining, workplace investigations, and advice and counsel on labor relations, contract interpretation, and discipline matters.

Peter has extensive experience representing public and private sector clients in a wide range of legal matters and forums with a focus on employment litigation and traditional labor law. Prior to joining DWK, Peter represented the Federal government in labor and employment litigation in Federal courts, arbitrations, and before administrative tribunals throughout the Western United States and the District of Columbia. He also worked for the Department of the Treasury, Office of the General Counsel, where he assisted with House, Senate and independent counsel investigations, in addition to providing legal support on administrative law and employment matters.  Most recently, Peter worked for the Office of Labor Relations at U.C. Berkeley where he represented the campus in arbitrations and contract negotiations.

In his free time, Peter volunteers with the Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco, providing pro bono legal services to the community.


Tulane University Law School (J.D.)
National Institute for Trial Advocacy (Western Regional Trial Program)
State University of New York College at Buffalo (B.A.)


State Bar of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California

Practice Areas Labor, Employment and Personnel



Philanthropic Activities

Volunteer Attorney, San Francisco Bar Association, Justice & Diversity Center, Legal Advice and Referral Clinic, 2007 to present