Beth Ratley is a Grayson County native, daughter of R.C. and Sharon Constant. A 1994 graduate of Grayson County High School, Beth attended Georgetown College to study law.
While attending Georgetown, Beth met her future husband, Clay Ratley from Union County also a pre-law student.
Beth attended law school at the University of Louisville while Clay went to the University of Kentucky law school. After spending time in the fast paced city both were ready to return to their small town roots. When the opportunity to return to Grayson County came up the Ratleys made a quick decision to move home.
The Ratleys experienced an exciting and friendly welcome to the community. "The welcome speaks highly of the community," said Clay.
The local bar, attorneys and judges, have also been very helpful and considerate of the new lawyers.
Both Beth and Clay shared a vision to help people and they can see that vision becoming reality among their friends in Grayson County. Their devotion to helping the community through their practice will be a challenging, yet fulfilling life for them both.
The Ratley's enjoy working with Don Cottrell. They are fortunate to have his 23 years experience as a resource. Together the Ratley's fresh perspective and Cottrell's practical knowledge will be used to protect the legal rights of all their clients.
The Ratleys have settled into a home with their black Labrador puppy, Brandeis.
In addition to building their practice, the Ratleys plan to become involved in the community to help and work with the people in the area.
The ties to Grayson County are strong for Beth. She is glad to be home and close to her grandparents, Ed and Ella Mae Nichols and Wilbur Constant, husband of the late Victoria Constant.
Clay grew up in a small town and, like Beth, is more comfortable in a town where he can relate to the people.
The county is also growing and changing, providing new opportunities to families while keeping the friendly atmosphere.
Beth and Clay Ratley are happy to be a part of Grayson County and they hope they can serve the community in a positive way.