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    Though I'm originally from North Carolina, I made the decision to move to Tennessee while attending East Tennessee State University.  I graduated ETSU in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with a minor in Legal Studies, and went on to attend law school at Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia.

    I was admitted to the Tennessee Bar Association in November, 2009, and have been practicing in Washington County ever since.  I began my practice by accepting appointments to dependency and neglect cases in juvenile court.  Through my work in all areas of the juvenile system, as a Guardian Ad Litem advocating for dependent and neglected children, as a parent's attorney working to reunite families, and as counsel for juveniles charged with delinquent offenses, I developed a passion for helping families. 

    Over the years, my practice has grown to include all areas of family law, from growing families through the process of adoption, to drafting wills that help people provide for their families for the future.  I'm also there to help when families are going through difficult situations, such as divorce or child custody issues. 

  If it's important to your family, it's important to me. 


Rachel Ratliff Attorney
Rachel Ratliff Attorney
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