Jackie Ratkey loves dogs. If you wonder why that matters for the practice of law, it speaks to her compassion and empathy, which translates to her fight and drive for helping her clients. (Not to mention a bond with the office pawralegal, Monty)
This compassion and drive for helping others led Jackie to pursue a degree in social work at The University of Oklahoma, where she solidified her love of OU football and softball. Growing up in Johnson County, Kansas, Jackie knew she would make a home again in the Kansas City area after school. While earning her social work degree, Jackie realized she could help even more people by attending law school, so she headed to The University of Kansas School of Law, graduating in 2015. While in law school, Jackie provided services for the indigent community in Massachusetts during her fellowship with Harvard Law School, interned for the Jackson County Office of the Guardian ad Litem representing abused and neglected children, and was President of the Public Interest Society at KU.
Prior to Juris Law and Mediation, Jackie worked as an associate and client development attorney for a large national family law firm.
Jackie is barred in Missouri and Kansas, and maintains an inactive license in Colorado, where she loves to spend as much time as possible, even marrying her wonderful husband, Joe, there. When not spending time with her husband and two dogs or cheering for her teams, she loves to hit up all that KC has to offer, plus read, cook and care for her house full of plants.