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David Maurice Ratchford, American Lawyer, partner ( law: pract. & administration)InsuranceFranchisingCivil litigation, federallawyer. Member Richland County Bar Association, South Carolina. Bar Association, South Carolina. Trial Lawyers Association, Christian Legal Society, PhiAlpha Delta.; Club: Sertoma (charter president 1974).


Ratchford, David Maurice was born on December 29, 1944 in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. Son of Clyde Banks and Rubye (Valentine) Ratchford.


1 child, Melissa McNair. Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Southern California, 1966, Juris Doctor, 1969.


Worked at Ratchford & Associates (Columbia, SC) specializing in State and Federal Practice, Business Litigation, Insurance Law, Corporate and Banking Collections, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Real Estate and Contract Law, Franchise Terminations, Wrongful Terminations, General Administrative Law, Military Courts-Martial, Criminal Law, Estate Planning and Probate Law, Adoptions. Admitted to the bar, 1969, South Carolina and United States. District Court for the District of South Carolina.

1976, United States. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit. 1983, United States. Supreme Court. Member: Richland County Bar Association.

South Carolina Bar; South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association. Christian Legal Society. Ratchford & Associates is a continuation of the sole practitioner firm established in 1970 by David M. Ratchford, a 1969 graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law.

The senior partner, David M. Ratchford and three associates with a qualified legal staff, provide counsel and representation in Civil and Criminal areas of law.


Commissioner, Irmo (South Carolina) Fire Department, 1974-1979. Teacher, former deacon Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, Columbia, since 1973, elder, since 1986. Board directors St. Andrew Christian Academy.

Member South Carolina Bar Association, Richland County Bar Association, South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, Christian Legal Society, Sertoma (charter president 1974), Phi Alpha Delta.


Married Sylvia McNair, September 2, 1966. 1 child, Melissa McNair.