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 practice is built on 5 main pillars.

1. Experience

Experience matters. When you are in need of legal assistance, there is no substitute for an experienced and steady hand to guide you through the case from start to successful resolution. With over 35 years as a successful and respected trial lawyer in Virginia, the District of Columbia and Maryland, Stephen H. Ratliff utilizes all of his experience to accomplish each client’s goals.

2. Integrity

Integrity matters. It’s the foundation of building trust and a reputation for fairness. We work very hard to provide excellent and effective representation for all of our clients. But, more importantly, we don’t cut corners or take ethical shortcuts to do it.

3. Knowledge

Finding a lawyer to represent you is easy. Finding one who is thoroughly knowledgeable in the areas of the law that you need help in may not be. Our knowledge comes from years of experience, staying on top of changing laws through continuing legal education courses and memberships in professional associations. It is no wonder that other lawyers and clients alike turn to us for knowledgeable and reliable legal advice.

4. Accessibility

We know that being involved in the legal process can be difficult and stressful for clients. That’s why we are always available to answer questions and provide information to keep our clients informed and up to date. Our clients know that personal legal assistance is always just a phone call or email click away.

5. Fair Billing

Legal fees are a concern for everyone. Our clients find that our attorney fees are fair and reasonable for our deep experience, knowledge and skill. We work hard to get you the maximum results while minimizing your costs and expenses. Our billing transparency allows you to make important financial decisions and manage your legal bills without surprises.



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