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Bradley Claude Ratliff

Wills and living wills Attorney at Cedar Bluff, VA

4.8   25 reviews

also known as Brad Ratliff, THE RATLIFF LAW FIRM

  • Licensed for 16 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Bradley

Learn Bradley’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Wills and living wills
    Wills, Powers of Attorney, Medical Directives, Elder Law matters and Medicare/Medicaid Planning. All matters concerning estates, preparation of revocable trust instruments, and more.

    16 years

  2. Workers compensation
    Virginia Workers' Compensation practice before the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission, representing injured workers in all types of claims with excellent results.

    16 years

  3. Car accident
    Automobile accidents and personal injury claims require expertise and our firm has the experience to recover.

    16 years

  4. Contracts and agreements
    Business law, contract development, negotiation, interpretation and implementation; preparation of leases, etc.

    16 years

  5. Personal injury

    16 years

  6. Real estate
    Real estate closings, preparation of documents, real estate sales contracts, leases, lease to own agreements, property disputes, boundary matters, easement disputes, litigation.

    16 years

  7. Speeding and traffic ticket
    Speeding representation including, but not limited to, speeding, reckless driving, DUI, and any other type of traffic violation.

    16 years

  8. Uncontested divorce
    Uncontested divorces and collaborative divorce including preparation of separation agreements, negotiation, dispute resolution, final divorce filing.

    16 years

  9. Wrongful death
    Handling wrongful death cases and personal injury matters including catastrophic injuries (Traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, etc.)

    16 years

  10. Social Security & Disability
    Social Security claims including preparation of claims, consulting, development of medical evidence, appearances before administrative law judges in administrative law hearings, appeals.

    16 years

  11. Adoption
    Parental placement adoptions, Agency placement adoptions (Virginia Department of Social Services - DSS)

    16 years

Bradley C. Ratliff, Esq., is a Virginia licensed attorney with significant background and experience in personal injury cases, Virginia workers' compensation, estates, elder law matters, real estate,  and civil practice. 


In addition to his membership in the Virginia State Bar, Mr. Ratliff is admitted to Federal Courts in the Western District of Virginia, and United States Bankruptcy Court.  Mr. Ratliff holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Bluefield, College and a Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia. He obtained his Juris Doctorate from the Appalachian School of Law.  


Mr. Ratliff is a lifelong resident of Southwest Virginia.  He regularly appears in the state courts in the counties of Tazewell, Buchanan, Russell, Washington, Bristol, and Bland and in Federal Courts in the Western District of Virginia.  Mr. Ratliff also serves as the Town Attorney for the Town of Richlands, Virginia.


The Ratliff Law Firm, founded in 2013, is a legal practice located in the beautiful mountains of Southwest Virginia with offices in historic Cedar Bluff, Virginia.  We focus on providing exceptional service with excellent communication and professionalism.


OUR MISSION: To provide excellent services to our clients with the highest possible level of communication and a goal of achieving the best possible legal outcomes.

We are committed to your success through provision of high quality legal services.  Based in Southwest Virginia, our values reflect the people we serve and the region we call home.  The Ratliff Law Firm's business model is designed for efficiency and cost effectiveness, utilizing a "Best Practices" approach that focuses on process, speed, communication, and reliability.  The firm prides itself on ethical, results oriented services and an effective professional staff with efficient systems meeting the needs of our clients.

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The Ratliff Law Firm
1053 Cedar Valley Drive
Cedar Bluff, VA, 24609
324 1/2 Center Avenue
Weston, WV, 26452
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4.8 / 5.0
  25 customer reviews
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Posted by Ed | August 19, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Goes the extra mile
Mr. Ratliff has always made himself available, either face-to-face or by email whenever I have needed his services and advice. The staff are helpful and I can't say enough good things about the firm as a whole. I would encourage anyone needing the services of an attorney to reach out to Mr. Ratliff and his staff!
Posted by Phyllis | July 2, 2015
Court Reporter Review
Mr. Ratliff is always professional, friendly and seems to have an excellent rapport with his clients. I would feel very comfortable retaining his services if I should find myself in need of good counsel.
Posted by Ginger | June 1, 2015
#1 Lawyer
Brad has helped out my husband and myself on numerous occassions. He was very polite, helpful and stayed on top of things and in contact with us. I would highly recommend him, the next time you needed a lawyer.
Posted by David | June 1, 2015
Excellent is all I can say. Brad is unlike any other attorney I've hired. He is truly genuine and cares about his clients. I am very impressed with amount of time Brad spends listening to me, offering options, and how he values my opinion and imput. His knowledge of real estate laws made all the difference in the direction of my case.
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Posted by Thomas | May 31, 2015
selling our house
Brad and his staff were extremely efficient and helpful with the writing a contract for selling our house. His legal advise was beneficial to providing us with alternatives to the process.
Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2015
Hassled by Credit Card Companies
Mr. Ratliff filed all necessary documentation that I had no knowledge of debt or P O Box in which statements were being sent to for the last eight years and wasn't responsible for debt. We didn't have to appear in court as scheduled due to the credit card company filing a non-suit.
Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2015
Helped Me With my Comp Case
In 2008 I was injured on the job, and I asked Mr. Ratliff for help in navigating the issue. With Mr. Ratliff's help, I was able to quickly get my claim settled.
Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2015
great lawyer
His firm handled our closing and provided fantastic support. Not only was he great but his whole staff really made us feel comfortable.
Posted by Jenny | May 28, 2015
Highly Recommend
I would highly recommend Mr. Ratliff as an attorney he did a wonderful job for me solving my problems and telling me the steps that I had to take. If I ever again came in need of an attorney I would go to Mr. Ratliff for his services.
Posted by Joyce | May 28, 2015
Ratliff Law Firm Review
Mr. Ratliff is an excellent lawyer. His staff treated me as a valued client. And he treated me as if he had known me all our lives! His knowledge was very helpful & respectful, and he was very patient with me and the situation. I dreaded dealing with a lawyer, but he put me at ease immediately. I plan to continue to use his expertise in the future, and I would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Tim | May 27, 2015
Ratliff Law Firm
Mr. Ratliff is a wonderful attorney. I spoke to about 3 attorneys before I met Mr. Ratliff, he was the first attorney I was excited about. Every time I stopped in he would talk with me, even if I was dropping off papers. Everyone in the office is nice and knowledgeable and even if they are busy they will take time to answer any questions.. I have had Mr. Ratliff help with a car wreck and it was taken care of in about 3 months. He is also handling a workers comp claim. I refer everyone I know to Ratliff Law Firm.
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Posted by Brian | May 27, 2015
Ratliff Law Firm:
I choose Ratliff law firm because i've only heard good things about them. With their warm welcoming enviroment, you couldn't ask for a better person to represent you than Brad. They are a home town down to earth just all around good people.
Posted by Healing Waters Counseling Center, LLC | May 27, 2015
Excellent attorney for small business owners
The Ratliff Law Firm has been instrumental to the success of my small business. I would recommend this firm to any business owner or client needing representation!
Posted by Richard | May 27, 2015
Solves Problems
Brad is an excellent attorney and has been great at solving my legal problems. He is good a land law and real estate matters. He has worked right-of-way problems that other attorneys were not will or able to fix. Brad is very good at listening and very personable. He will communicate is a highly professional manner and make sure he is working for you. Brad is also a good family man and blessing to our community. He is giving and supports our local community with his time and resources. I would recommend Brad Ratliff for any legal work and I believe you will find him the right guy. I have recently changed attorneys since Brad opened his own practice.
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Posted by Priscilla | May 27, 2015
Land Owner
Mr. Brad Ratliff, is a great Attorney. He helped me with a land purchase and he kept me informed of what he was doing and what I needed to do. He, along with his entire office is very professional. I have recommended him to my friends and I will continue to do so.
Posted by Rick Tipton | May 27, 2015
Mr. Ratliff and his team are awesome. They handled an adoption case for my wife and I. Very professional, very knowledgeable, and very reasonably priced. Our case became quite lengthy and we were kept informed throughout the entire process. Me, my wife, and our son will forever be grateful to Brad, Natasha, and the entire team of Ratliff Law Firm.
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Posted by Sharon | May 27, 2015
Estate planning
Very respectful to all my needs. Answered all questions in language that was easy for me to understand.I would absolutely not hesitate to call him for future matters. Great service.
Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2015
During difficult times, Mr. Ratliff protected my reputaion and future. The results were better than anticipated and would highly recommend Mr. Ratliff. He's my attorney for life.
Posted by Eric | May 27, 2015
Land Owner
Mr. Ratliff is by far the best lawyer in the business, I trust him in any situation that comes up. Brad has closed several real estate loans for me such as a new home purchase, land purchase, rental purchase. Brad is great with contract law, working with insurance companies. The Ratliff law firm as a whole are very professional and helpful. Brad has always been a great person even as a kid, teenager and young adult he has always had his mind on what he was doing and he had to do his best at all times, that was just Brad. You will not go wrong with Brad Ratliff !!!! Eric
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Posted by Michelle | May 27, 2015
I would highly recommend Mr. Ratliff as an attorney. He is a very Trustworthy and very knowledgeable attorney. He is well versed in his field. He always represents his clients with the superior representation. He is very prepared and well organized.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-250 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/President
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner/Attorney
  • Bolling-Hearl-Ratliff, PC
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Teresa M. Chafin
  • Tazewell County Circuit Court
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Regional Director
  • Career Support Systems, Inc.
  • 1999 - 2006
  • Rehabilitation Counselor/Vice President
  • Rehabilitation & Job Placement Services, Inc.
  • 1993 - 1999
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  • Appalachian School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (Medical College of Virginia)
  • Master of Science
  • 2002
  • Bluefield College
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • Workers' Compensation Settlement, Back Injury
  • Lump Sum Settlement: $150,000.00.
  • Partition Suit - Tazewell County, Virginia
  • Judgment for the client with reimbursement of all attorney's fees, costs, taxes paid, and equitable division of the proceeds of sale.
  • Workers' Compensation Shoulder Injury from Fall
  • Full and final settlement reached with the employer and carrier for and on behalf of the client in the amount of $145,000.00.


  • American Land Title Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar RESPA Certification
  • 2014 - Present
  • Virginia Local Government Attorney's Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Tazewell County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Willard Owens Award for Excellence in Community Service
  • Appalachian School of Law
  • 2006
  • Thomas F. Blackwell 3L Heart of ASL Award
  • Appalachian School of Law
  • 2006


  • Appalachian School of Law Journal of Law
  • The Second Amendment: An Analysis and Interpretation
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Cedar Bluff Methodist Women's Conference
  • Estates and Planning
  • 2014
  • Richlands High School Guidance Event
  • Legal Educational Directions
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (9)
Endorse Bradley
Family Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Goes out of his way to answer questions. Very knowledgeable and very personable."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Ratliff's online publications illustrate a complex and indepth knowledge of Estate Planning. He would be an excellent choice for Will and Trust preparation in Cedar Bluff and the surrounding areas."
General practice Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brad is diligent and gifted attorney. He is good choice for any legal situation you find yourself in."
Car accident Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Ratliff has proven to be a strong advocate for his clients; always well prepared and up for a challenge."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lawyers who donate time on sites like this have a passion for the law and a compassion for the people they serve. Kudos."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brad is an excellent lawyer. I refer cases to him when my office has a conflict."
General practice Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Brad is fair to the opposition and a zealous advocate for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse Brad with no hesitation, he is a very good lawyer with great work ethic and attention to detail. He listens to his clients and works hard to achieve the results they seek."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ratliff is a strong, prepared attorney who is at all times a zealous advocate for his clients, whether they be governmental, corporate, or private citizens. Having worked against Mr. Ratliff in both criminal and civil settings, I have much respect for his professional and personal conduct."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have know Brad for a long time and it reputation in VA is stellar. Always willing to work for you, he is one of the best!"
General practice Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I am a former client, classmate, and current friend. Bradley is a solid attorney with a stellar reputation in SW VA."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tough, talented and thorough litigator."
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Cedar Bluff Wills and living wills Lawyer Bradley Claude Ratliff
Bradley Claude Ratliff
Wills and living wills Attorney
Cedar Bluff, VA
Licensed for 16 years
Free Consultation