Kenneth Ratley is from Charlotte, North Carolina. Mr. Ratley practiced law in New York from 2010 to 2013, and he is currently licensed to practice law in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Mr. Ratley graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of North Carolina School of Law where he was a member of the First Amendment Law Review, Teen Court, and the Honor Court.
While practicing law in North Carolina, Mr. Ratley focused on the areas of criminal defense, business formation, employment and labor law policy, trademark, intellectual property and civil litigation. His ability to approach each situation from different perspectives in order to find the best solution helped him build a reputation as a trusted advisor for many. After relocating to New York, he worked as a contract attorney for Clifford Chance, LLP and Bank of America in complex civil business litigation cases. He helped advocate for victims of the BP Deep Horizon Oil Spill. When he moved to Augusta, Georgia Mr. Ratley worked for Mrs. Jeffords and then became an Assistant Solicitor General prosecuting misdemeanor cases and successfully trying DUI cases. Mr. Ratley was a member of the State Court Accountability Veteran and Drug Court Team in Richmond County which focused on helping veterans and young people with drug and alcohol issues. Mr. Ratley returned to the Law Offices of Tanya D. Jeffords as an associate in 2017. Mr. Ratley is experienced in trying both felony and misdemeanor cases, drafting criminal appeals, forfeiture actions and complex civil litigation.
Mr. Ratley is married to Dr. Nadirah Ratley and they have two children. He is passionate about giving back to the community and helping young men to focus on making positive choices. He has been a board member of Dream Builders of America’s Youth since 2013. He is a member of the Augusta Bar Association. His keys to success include his commitment to the value of hard work and his passion for his clients. Open-minded and positive, Mr. Ratley looks forward to helping each of his clients receive the representation that they deserve.
- North Carolina (2008)
- New York (2012 – 2015)
- Georgia (2014)
- South Carolina (2017)