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Ratcliff, David Keith Information

Ratcliff, David Keith
308 West Choctaw Ave Chickasha, OK
Phone: (405) 224-1181
Fax: (405) 224-1190
Website: http://www.ivyratcliffchasteen.com

SUMMARY

Current Employment Position(s)

Partner

Lawyer Overview

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury -- Defense
  • Estate Planning
  • Criminal Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Construction Law
  • Collection Law
  • Torts
  • Business Organizations
50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Representative Clients

  • First National Bank & Trust Company of Chickasha, OK
  • Patco Electrical Services, Inc.
  • Ace Investments, Inc.
  • Chickasha Sod & Grass Farm, Inc.
  • Chickasha Industrial & Welding Supply, Inc.
  • Tuttle Opera House Production, L.L.C.
  • Paxton Properties, L.L.C.
  • Bingham Rentals/BCP, L.L.C.

Representative Cases

West Practice Categories

Mortgages & Foreclosures, Collections, Foreclosures, Garnishment, Commercial Leasing, Business Successions, Closely Held Businesses, Formation & Business Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Construction Contracts, Construction Liens, Housing & Construction Defects, Criminal Fraud, DUI/DWI, Drug Violations, Felonies, Juvenile Crimes, Misdemeanor, Parole & Probation, Sex Offenses, Traffic Violations, Victims' Rights, White Collar Crimes, Elder Law, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney and Appointment, Trusts, Wills, Ethics, Professional Responsibility, Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Childrens' Rights, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence & Neglect, Juvenile Law, Collaborative Law, Paternity, Title Insurance, State Appellate Practice, State Trial Practice, Assault & Battery -- Defense, Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Defense, Premises Liability -- Defense, Property Damage -- Defense, Slip and Fall -- Defense, Animal Bites -- Plaintiff, Assault & Battery -- Plaintiff, Premises Liability -- Plaintiff, Property Damage -- Plaintiff, Slip and Fall -- Plaintiff, Wrongful Death -- Plaintiff, Estate Administration, Alcoholic Beverages, Medical Products & Devices, Pharmaceutical Products, Medical Malpractice, Commercial Real Estate, Landlord/Tenant, Residential Real Estate

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma, 1990
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1990

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • ABA Student Division Board of Gov's at OU, 1989 - 1990 (Board Member)
  • Grady County Bar Association, 1996 (Board President)
  • Grady County Family YMCA, 1991 - 1995 (Board Member)
  • New Life Christian Chruch, Chickasha, OK, 2002 - Present (Elder)
  • Oklahoma 4-H Key Club (Alumni Assoc.), 1988 - 1990 (State President)
  • Grady County Crimestoppers, 1992 - 2002 (Board Member)
  • Pregnancy Testings & Guidance Center, 1997 - Present (Board President/Treas.)
  • Chickasha Chamber of Commerce, 1994 - 1997 (Board Member)
  • Chichkasha Public School Foundation, 2000 - 2002 (Board Member)
  • City of Minco, 2001 - Present (Municipal Judge)
  • City Council of Chickasha, Oklahoma, 2003 - Present (Council Member)

Honors and Awards

  • Richard Ports Internship - The White House, Advance Ofc, Washington, D.C., 1985
  • American Jurisprucdence Award at OU - Crim Proc., 1988
  • ABA Client Counseling Competition, OU Team Member, Reginal Champion National Runner-up, 1989
  • Sr. Professional Responsibility Award at OU (As selected by fellow classmates), 1990

Classes and Seminars

  • End of Life Issues, Anadarko Hospital Staff, 2003
  • Basic Estate Planning, Grady County Extension Office, 2005

Pro Bono Activities

  • Court appointments in Grady County Juvenile matters
  • Case by Case Basis

Past Employment Positions

  • Huckaby, Fleming, Frailey, Chaffin et al., Associate Attorney, 1990 - 1995
  • Buzin Law Office, Associate Attorney, 1995 - 1996

Education

  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma, 1990
    J.D.
    Honors: With Distinction
    Honors: Order of Barristers
    Honors: Phi Delta Phi

    Law Review: Oklahoma Law Review, 1998 - 1990
  • Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, 1986
    B.S.
    Honors: Dean's List
    Honors: Phi Kappa Phi
    Honors: Outstanding Senior, 1986
    Major: Radio - T.V. - Film (Sales & Management)

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Alpha Tau Omega
Articles

Published Works

  • Guinn v. Collinsville Church of Christ: Balancing an Individual's Rights to Tort Compensation and the First Amendments Religion Clauses, Oklahoma Law Review, 42:4, 1989
References

References

  • David Snell, Vice - President, First National Bank & Trust Co.
  • Lonnie Paxton, Farm Bureau Insurance company