Diana Ratcliff, who became a Partner in June of 2013, offers Peterson • Bradford • Burkwitz clients a unique perspective in defending dental and medical malpractice claims, as well as claims relating to employment law. Prior to becoming an attorney in 2003, she was a practicing dental hygienist for nearly 25 years and established her own successful consulting firm to assist dental and medical employers with Cal/OSHA and regulatory compliance. At Peterson • Bradford • Burkwitz, Mrs. Ratcliff is actively involved with legal cases representing both government and private industry clientele. Her expertise runs the gamut of civil litigation, including discovery, taking and defending depositions, research, legal motions, court appearances, and trial preparation.
In addition to her legal work, Mrs. Ratcliff continues to lecture and provide continuing education for professional dental groups. She also remains licensed with the Dental Board of California.
She is a member of the California State Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, San Fernando Valley Bar Association, and an admitted member of the United States District Court, Central District. She is also bilingual in English and Spanish.
Mrs. Ratcliff graduated Summa Cum Laude from San Fernando Valley College of Law in 2003 and was Valedictorian of her graduating class. She also earned a Certificate in Occupational Safety from California State University, Northridge and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Southern California in 1981.