Professional Details

J. Michael Ritty, J.C.L., Ph.D.
Practitioner MediatorPractitioner Mediator

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29 Lower Copeland Hill Rd.
Feura Bush, NY 12067

Description of Practice

Canon Law Professionals brings a canonical perspective and an understanding of the unique concerns and conflict issues of the Catholic Church. We can assist in those disputes in which others may be able to be equally successful, but we are able to bring the Catholic perspective and understanding to bear upon the process which can assist in healing wounds caused by the conflict.

Professional Background

J. Michael Ritty, J.C.L., Ph.D. has experience in the field of Education, Canon Law and Mediation. Dr. Ritty was the Director of a Tribunal for six years, and supervised all aspects of the tribunal’s work. He has represented religious communities in disputes and has offered advice on canonical questions.


Experience has included pastor-parish disputes, various civil disputes, divorce mediation, and separation from a religious community.


Fees are determined at the time services are requested and are structured to provide fairness and equity. All fees may be reduced in order to meet the restrictions of the client.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil (general)
  • Congregational
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Facilitator