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.
When one of my business clients broke his contract and refused to pay for the work I did, I thought I was out of luck. But the Law Office of Robert W. Ratish helped me recover the total amount I was owed, saving me and my company thousands of dollars. Robert was thorough, aggressive, and always kept me informed about my case. I would gladly recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer they can trust.
– David, a New York business owner