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HFM Attorneys Rachel Moffitt and Jamie Ritterbeck Named to “40 Under 40” List

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SAN DIEGO (September 24, 2019): Higgs Fletcher & Mack (HFM) attorneys Rachel Moffitt and Jamie Ritterbeck were named to San Diego Metro Magazine’s 2019 list of “40 Under 40.” They will be recognized at an event hosted by the publication on October 1.

Moffitt handles appellate matters in both State and Federal court, with her first argument before the California Supreme Court in October, 2019. Her pro bono work includes representing immigrants in challenging asylum cases and assisting transgender individuals seeking name or gender marker changes. Ritterbeck primarily represents transportation companies and manufacturers in catastrophic loss claims. Her dedicated transportation practice includes a 24-hour rapid response protocol that ensures availability to transportation clients for immediate response to accidents and catastrophic loss scenes. Her service to the community includes handling matters on behalf of service members who have been deployed through the county bar association’s Service Members Civil Relief Act program.

Together, Moffitt and Ritterbeck recently teamed up to represent a 15-year-old boy from Guatemala who fled his country due to years of violence by members of the internationally-connected MS-13 gang.  After more than a year, the boy was granted political asylum.

“Rachel Moffitt and Jamie Ritterbeck each have remarkable practices, and yet make time to serve the community through their volunteerism and pro bono work,” said Steve Cologne, HFM’s Managing Partner.  “Both attorneys are truly making a difference in the lives of others, and we are very proud that they are a part of our Firm.

Every year, San Diego Metro Magazine recognizes 40 of San Diego’s young business leaders.  The entire 2019 “40 Under 40” feature can be found at

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HFM is a full-service law Firm that serves diverse individuals and industries. For 80 years, the Firm has worked tirelessly with companies and people that need legal counsel and representation in and out of the courtroom. HFM’s nearly 80 attorneys have experience in multiple fields of law, and its internal network of legal professionals frequently coordinate in practice area groups that have multi-disciplinary dimensions, helping clients make a more informed decision. The Firm is actively recruiting partner-level talent in complimentary practice areas to provide legal expertise in the San Diego region and beyond.