Emily Smathers Ratliff is a 2010 graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law, where she completed internships with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, and the Honorable S. Allan Alexander, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Mississippi. Ms. Ratliff also served in numerous cases as a guardian ad litem for children and vulnerable adults, under the Mississippi Limited Practice Act for two years as a participant in the UM Civil Legal Clinic prior to graduation. Emily also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from the University of Mississippi and a Master of Business Administration degree from Union University. Prior to completing her law degree in 2010, she worked for over 10 years in the public and private sectors in a variety of regulatory and project management positions.
Emily was born and raised in Lafayette County, Mississippi and is married to her high school sweetheart, Andy Ratliff. They have two children, Abbey and John William.
Upon graduation from law school, Emily opened her own private practice which was focused primarily on family law and Chancery practice. In October 2011, Emily joined one of the largest social security disability firms in the United States and worked with this firm until early 2017 representing thousands of individuals in social security disability appeals at both the administrative and Federal Court levels. Emily is admitted to practice law before all state courts within Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama, and the U.S. District Courts for Northern and Southern Mississippi, the Western District of Tennessee, Northern District of Alabama and the U.S. Circuit Court for the Fifth Circuit.
Emily joined Roberts Wilson, P.A. in 2017 and currently serves as managing associate for the firm. Emily is responsible for monitoring all aspects of case management from intake to disbursement. Emily’s practice is primarily focused on personal injury and social security disability. If you would like to meet with Emily about an injury or disability claim, or just want to speak with a local lawyer about an issue, please call 662-533-9111 and request an appointment. If Emily is unable to assist with your claim, she will make every effort to connect you with someone who can.