David K. Ratcliff

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Location:

Chickasha, OK

Phone:

Fax:

405-224-1190

Email:

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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
  • Probate / Will and Estate Contests
  • Property / Real Estate / Title Options and Litigation
  • Adoptions and Guardianships
  • General Practice

Bar Admissions

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

Education

  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma
    • J.D. - 1990
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Honors: Order of Barristers
    • Honors: Phi Delta Phi
  • Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma
    • B.S. - 1986
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Phi Kappa Phi
    • Honors: Outstanding Senior, 1986
    • Major: Radio - T.V. - Film (Sales & Management)

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

Representative Cases

  • In re: A.N.K., 2000 OK CIV APP 94, 55 P.3d 1093, 2000, Okla. Court of Appeals
  • In the Matters of the Estates of Perry, 2001 OK CIV APP, 40 P. 3d 492, 2001, Okla. Court of Appeals
  • In the Matters of C.T., 2003 Ok CIV APP 107, 82 P.3d 123, 2003, Okla. Court of Appeals
  • In re Estate of Davis, 2006 OK CIV APP 31, 132 P.3d 609, 2006, OK Ct. Of Appeals

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.
  • Cedar Built USA
  • C&R Print Shop

References

  • David Snell, Arvest Bank
  • Lonnie Paxton, Farm Bureau Insurance company
  • Pat Brooks, First National Bank & Trust
  • Greg Elliott, Standley's Systems

Classes/Seminars

  • End of Life Issues, Anadarko Hospital Staff, 2003 to 2003
  • Basic Estate Planning, Grady County Extension Office, 2005 to 2005
  • Issues Surrounding Adoption and ICWA, Grady County Bar Association, 2010
  • Basic Estate Planning, Grady County Extension Homemakers, 2005

Honors and Awards

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

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • ABA Student Division Board of Gov's at OU, Board Member, 1989 to 1990
  • Grady County Bar Association, Board President, 1996 to 1996
  • Grady County Family YMCA, Board Member, 1991 to 1995
  • New Life Christian, Chickasha, OK, Elder, 2002 to 2002
  • Oklahoma 4-H Key Club (Alumni Assoc.), State President, 1988 to 1990
  • Grady County Crimestoppers, Board Member, 1992 to 2002
  • Pregnancy Testings & Guidance Center, Board President/Treas., 1997 to 2007
  • Chickasha Chamber of Commerce, Board Member, 1994 to 1997
  • Chickasha Public School Foundation, Board Member, 2000 to 2002
  • City of Minco, Municipal Judge, 2001
  • City Council of Chickasha, Oklahoma, Council Member, 2003 to 2007
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Member, Present
  • Oklahoma Municipal Judges Association, Member, Present

Past Employment Positions

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

Pro Bono Activities

  • Court appointments in Grady County Juvenile matters
  • Case by Case Basis
  • Family Law Matters, 1992 to Present
  • Victims in Protective Order Actions

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Phi Delta Phi

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