Experienced Professionals Dedicated
To Our Clients

Our philosophy is simple. We treat our clients the way we would want to be treated. Effective, meaningful communication. Thorough and aggressive pursuit of our clients’ interests without compromising integrity.

We are grateful and humbled that the vast majority of our clients are referred to us by past satisfied clients and by other attorneys who place their trust in our skill and experience.



Our firm will give every case highly personalized
service and attention to detail.

Civil Litigation


Personal Injury

Personal Injury

Business and Commercial

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Professional Liability

Professional Liability

Wills and Estate Litigation

Wills and Estate Litigation

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See what our clients have to say about their experiences with STEPHEN H. RATLIFF, Attorney at Law.

“I am a lawyer and a retired Senior Executive Special Agent of the FBI, I am extremely pleased to have found Stephen Ratliff’s name accidentally from an internet search after having had a less than satisfactory encounter with another attorney regarding a potential dental malpractice case. I could not have been more satisfied with Mr. Ratliff as an attorney or as the very fine person I now consider to be a good friend. Having had many contacts with lawyers and their staffs, over the years for various reasons, I believe Steve to be the best civil litigator with whom I’ve had the pleasure of meeting.

From the first day I met Stephen Ratliff he carefully reviewed my complaint of extremely poor dental care. He personally met frequently with my dentist who was undertaking a total reconstruction of my mouth. Over about 2 years he schooled himself on the specifics of my case and was completely prepared to go to trial when the other side asked for the opportunity to negotiate a settlement. Furthermore, the agreement I had with Steve was based on a very fair contingent fee, I could not have been happier.

Should I ever have a need for a lawyer for any matter, civil or criminal, Steve would be the first lawyer I’d contact for his advice on how to proceed. I have, on more than one occasion, recommended Steve to friends who may have a need for an attorney and will continue to do so as long as Steve is practicing law.”

“Mr. Ratliff and his team were extremely knowledgeable about my case, what Virginia law allows and how best to proceed. He and his team remained a calm and steady guiding force during a particularly trying physical recovery and subsequently long case. I would absolutely recommend Steve and his team to anyone seeking legal representation in personal injury.”

“As a law school graduate involved in criminal prosecutions for over 40 years, I was shocked to learn what I did not know about pursuing an automobile personal injury case. Mr. Ratliff has extensive knowledge, experience and expertise in dealing with such matters and he consistently demonstrated it to me. My case was complicated by the federal health care system, Medicare, etc. but Mr. Ratliff handled it with ease. One could not ask for more attention or better service; truly outstanding. It was a pleasure working with Attorney Stephen Ratliff and if I ever needed an attorney in the future, I would contact/hire him and will recommend him to anyone in need of excellent legal services.”

“We interviewed several attorneys and were glad we chose Steve to represent us in our auto accident claim. He is extremely knowledgeable about the entire process. We were pleased with his work in negotiating our settlement and keeping us apprised each step of the way. He is accessible and scheduled calls willingly to clarify and update as needed. His team is organized and very responsive. The further we got into the process, the more we appreciated working with him and were at ease knowing he was managing all aspects of our case. If something comes up in the future, we know who to turn to.”

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