Robert W. Ratish represents clients in business and criminal matters in New Jersey and New York. He advises commercial clients on strategies to help grow and protect their businesses, and has assisted several clients in collecting payments and recovering assets. He handles cases in municipal, state and federal courts, both at the trial and appellate levels. He serves as designated counsel through the Office of the Public Defender representing poor and indigent clients.
Prior to founding his own law firm, Robert clerked at the New Jersey Appellate Division for Hon . Edith K. Payne where he researched legal issues and briefed appellate panels on issues related to the cases that came before them. As a clerk, Robert regularly worked on a range of cases including commercial disputes and criminal matters.
Robert attended the Rutgers School of Law – Newark where he served as Editor in Chief of the Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal. His article exploring the impact of technology trends on the Freedom of Information Act was published in the Journal’s Fall 2008 issue. Robert remains active in the alumni community and currently serves as vice president of the Rutgers School of Law – Newark alumni association.
Before he became a lawyer, Robert was a journalist who worked as a staff writer for The Bergen Record covering news stories on a range of topics including crime, politics, education and the environment. Robert has also been published in Newsday, the New York Daily News.
As an undergraduate, Robert attended New York University where he served as Senior Editor of the Washington Square News.
We have used Robert Ratish for general legal advice and for incorporating our business, a complicated process that he patiently walked us through. Now he is advising us on a possible small claims case. We can always reach him (!) and rely on his frank, honest guidance through some difficult times. If you want a reliable, honest man to call your counselor, the Robert Ratish is your man.
– Benito, a New Jersey business owner