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  1. Criminal Defense: 55%
    18 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    18 years
  3. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 20%
    18 years
  4. Juvenile: 5%
    18 years


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  • Regina M. Taylor

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  • Sean F. McIlveen

    I have known Brent professionally for 15 years. I refer clients to Brent consistently because I know that they will be well represented and well cared for. Brent is an excellent, quality attorney, honest, and genuinely concerned about his client's well-being.


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Brent D. Ratchford

223 W. Main Avenue, Suite B
Gastonia, NC, 28052-4104


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best of Gaston - AttorneyGaston Gazette2014
Best of Gaston - AttorneyGaston Gazette2013
Best of Gaston - AttorneyhGaston Gazette2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerBrent D. Ratchford, Attorney at Law1996 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Gaston County Bar AssociationPresidentN/A
Gaston County Bar AssociationTreasurerN/A
North Carolina Academy of Trial LawyersMemberN/A
Gaston County Bar AssociationSecretaryN/A
North Carolina Bar AssociationMemberN/A
North Carolina Academy of Trial LawyersMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of North CarolinaN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1992