The Forensics Files, LLC (a/k/a TFF and sometimes FF) was originally established as a partnership in 2004 by Richard Colling and Michael Ritter. Ever since, TFF has provided easy-to-use topic briefs and classroom resources for new teachers and tenured coaches throughout the U.S. and the world to help lead their students to victory. Consider TFF, make your student a champion, and compete prepared. 

Richard Colling coaches debate at Stony Point High School in Round Rock, TX. He received his B.A. in Communications from the University of Houston, Victoria. He's coached students from the novice level to the TOC level. Richard has numerous publications on speech & debate and has coached at debate camps for years. 


Despite Richard's successes, he often loses arguments to his best friend and business partner (depicted below) who has the privilege of managing and editing the content on this website. Richard is a runner, avid Spurs fan, and frequent trivia champion. For Invoicing, Questions About Prior Orders, or our LD Briefs, Richard can be emailed at

Michael J. Ritter is a lawyer who works in San Antonio, Texas. He competed in CX at Round Rock High School and at Trinity University, where he received his B.A. in Speech Communication. He received his law degree with honors from the University of Texas, and has assisted in coaching debate at various high schools in Central Texas. Michael has published numerous articles on domestic and international law.

Michael enjoys making fun of his business partner and talking about himself in the third person. He spends his free time with his family, watching Netflix Original Series, and volunteering in his community. For Website Issues, Poster Orders, and questions about our CX & PFD Briefs, Michael can be emailed at

What's up with the green ribbons?

In the photos above, we're wearing green ribbons, and you might be wondering why. The green ribbons ("Greene Ribbons") are in memory of a longtime friend and supporter, Sandra Greene, who passed away this year. Sandra dedicated a good part of her life to promoting student involvement in speech and debate, particularly extemporaneous speaking. A memorial scholarship has been set up in her name, and if you're in the giving mood, we encourage you to make a donation!

A Life Well Lived - Sandra Greene Memorial Scholarship

Texas Interscholastic League Foundation (TILF)
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