Skip to main content


Not yet reviewed

About me

Mr. Scott Bratton is a Partner at Margaret Wong and Associates Co, LPA. His practice includes removal defense, political asylum, federal litigation, consular processing, criminal law, and assistance in business and family based visas.  Mr. Bratton is an experienced litigator who practices regularly in courts throughout the United States.

Mr. Bratton received his BA in Business Management from Ohio Northern University in 1993 and his JD from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1997. Prior to joining our firm, Mr. Bratton was a partner in the law firm of Bratton & Ratliff Co., LPA, where he practiced federal and state criminal law.

He has been named a Leading Lawyer by Inside Business Magazine on numerous occasions and an Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star by Cincinnati Magazine, which is an honor reserved for the top 2.5% of  lawyers under 40 in Ohio. Mr. Bratton has was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 in the fields of Immigration Law and Deportation.  He has practiced immigration law for almost fifteen years and has been the attorney of record on numerous precedent-setting cases, including Liao v. Rabbett, 398 F.3d 389 (6th Cir. 2005), Singh v. Gonzales, 451 F.3d 400 (6th Cir. 2006),  Madrigal v. Holder, 572 F.3d 239 (6th Cir. 2009), Wu v. Holder, 561 F.3d 467 (5th Cir. 2009),  and Iao v. Gonzales, 400 F.3d 530 (7th Cir. 2005), which has been discussed in numerous newspaper and law review articles.  He is also a frequent speaker at immigration conferences and has been quoted in several newspaper articles.


Photos and videos

456398 1417707086

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 48%
  2. Criminal Defense: 47%
  3. Asylum: 5%

Attorney endorsements

2 total 

Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Scott. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael Miladin Jolic

    Scott is widely recognized as an outstanding immigration attorney. His work in the area of removal defense is particularly noteworthy.


    Michael Jolic Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Margaret Wong & Associates Co LPA

3150 Chester Avenue
Cleveland, OH, 44114


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
ListedBest Lawyers in America2015
ListedBest Lawyer Immigration Law2014
ListedOhio Super Lawyer in Immigration Law2014
ListedBest Lawyers in America2014
ListedBest Lawyers in America2013
ListedBest Lawyers in America2012
ListedBest Lawyers in America2011
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2011
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2010
ListedBest Lawyers in America2010
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2009
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2008
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2007
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2006
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2005
Rising StarCincinnati MagazineN/A
N/AInside Business MagazineN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMargaret Wong & Associates Co LPA2000 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
EOIR (Immigration Court)Liaison Chair2007 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. YahyaSuccessful
See all legal cases 
Publication nameTitleDate
The Federal LawyerJudicial Profile: The Honorable Gary W. Smith, Assistant Chief Immigration Judge2007
Representing a Non Citizen in a Criminal CaseCleveland Bar Journal2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Cincinnati College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Ohio Northern University - Claude W. Pettit College of LawN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationPracticing Immigration Law in the Age of the Internet2014