ServingGaston CountySince 1996

Gastonia’s First Name In Criminal Defense Law

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Photo of Attorney Brent D. Ratchford with Gaston County Courthouse in the Background

My First Job Is To Listen To Your Story

I am attorney Brent D. Ratchford. From my office in downtown Gastonia, I serve clients throughout Gaston County. My primary focus is on criminal defense and traffic law, and I represent clients accused of everything from speeding tickets to First-degree murder. I also guide families through the North Carolina probate process.

Areas Of Practice

I Will Work Directly With You Throughout Your Case

I Never Forget Exactly How Much Is On The Line

When people come to me, they’re usually facing the absolute worst times of their lives, but I refuse to give up on them. They are trusting me to help solve their problems, and I take that responsibility very seriously.

From my office in downtown Gastonia, I serve clients in this town and throughout Gaston County.

Five Reasons To Hire My Law Firm


You will work directly with me


I have more than 25 years of experience


The judges know of my reputation


No case is too difficult


I know the Gaston County legal community inside-out