Matthew T. Parks is an experienced courtroom litigator involving an extensive array of legal matters which have included personal injury, probate, wrongful death claims, complex criminal cases and dynamic family law matters. Mr. Parks has also successfully litigated real estate disputes.
Developing a comprehensive understanding the legal issues involved in the litigation of these legal matters provides Mr. Parks the necessary background to provide guidance and advice to clients in order to avoid being sued.
Matthew T. Parks was raised on a family farm near Merrill, Oregon and attended Merrill Elementary and Junior High School and graduated from Lost River High School in 1986. Mr. Parks graduated from California State College at Chico with a degree in International Relations with an option if trade policy. In 1999 Mr. Parks received the degree of Juris Doctor from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. Mr. Parks has been a member of the Oregon State Bar, and is admitted to the Federal Bar for the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon and for the Eastern District of California.
Matthew Parks work history includes employment as the Legislative Assistant to the Oregon House Judiciary Committee, Deputy District Attorney and as the Land Use Hearings Officer. Mr. Parks also served as an active member of the U.S. Army.
For recreation he enjoys time with his family in outdoor activities hiking, biking, camping, rafting, fishing and hunting.
Nathan J. Ratliff is experienced in the courtroom, dealing with criminal, family law, real estate, probate, personal injury and general civil litigation. Additionally, he will assist clients in business formation and planning, estate planning, and real estate and other complex transactions.
His involvement in numerous areas of law allows him to provide comprehensive legal representation of his clients and their families and businesses.
Nathan J. Ratliff grew up in Merrill, Oregon, attended high school locally at Lost River Junior Senior High School and attended college at Oregon State University, where he graduated summa cum laude, obtaining dual B.A. degrees in Political Science and International Studies, with a minor in Spanish. He studied in an exchange program Mexico City, at the prestigious Universidad Iberoamericana, and later served as an intern at the Frente Autentico del Trabajo. He is fluent in Spanish. He has been practicing law in the Klamath Basin since 2003, after graduating at the top of his class at the University of Oregon School of Law, being recognized as a member of the Order of the Coif and a Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics Fellow.
He is a member of the Oregon State Bar, and admitted to the Federal Bar for the U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, University of Oregon School of Law (J.D., 2003).
In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, cooking, reading and spending time outdoors with his family and pets.