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MEMBER PROFILE: William A. Ratliff

Alabama mediator William Ratliff
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William A. Ratliff
Wallace Jordan Ratliff & Brandt
P.O. Box 530910
Birmingham, AL 35253

Tel: (205) 874-0306
Fax: (205) 874-3260
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William A. Ratliff has experience in the following areas of Civil Law:
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Biographical Notes:

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Bill Ratliff's law practice has been principally in the area of commercial litigation and insurance defense. He now focuses exclusively on alternative dispute resolution, both as a mediator and an arbitrator.

Bill was one of the first attorneys in the state of Alabama to be approved for appellate mediation appointments. Bill is a certified mediator with the American Arbitration Association, and he is on the roster for the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution. He serves as a federal court neutral.

A wide variety of trial experience serves Bill well as a mediator and arbitrator. He has represented individuals, financial institutions, automobile dealerships, manufacturers, construction companies, insurance companies, and other types of corporate clients, as both plaintiffs and defendants, in both state and federal court. He also has extensive experience representing creditors in workouts and in bankruptcy proceedings under Chapters 7 and 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.


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  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, AL, J.D., 1981
  • The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, B.S, Corporate Finance, 1978


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Memberships & Affiliations:

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  • Adjunct Professor of Mediation; University of Alabama School of Law
  • Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution
  • Alabama State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Federal Court Neutral


  • American Arbitration Association
  • EEOC
  • National Arbitration Forum
  • National Health Lawyers Association


Rates: $350 per hour
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