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Richard R. Rafter

Richard R. Rafter - Founding Partner

• Practice Areas: Criminal Law, Civil Law, Family Law, Real Estate Law, Wills, Probate Law Estate Administration
• Bar Admission: 2003 - Georgia; 2003 - Georgia Supreme Court; 2003 - Georgia Court of Appeals; 2006 - U.S. Federal Court Southern District of Georgia
• Law School: : John Marshall, Atlanta, Georgia J.D., 2002
• College: St. Petersburg Junior College, AA, General Studies, 1980 University of South Florida, BS, Business, 1987
• Professional Memberships: American Bar Association, Georgia Bar Association, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Georgia Association of Trial Lawyers
• ISLN: 917793859

Rick and his wife Debbie reside in Clyo, Georgia.  In 1969, Richard joined the Navy where he worked as a sonar technician aboard a nuclear powered submarine until 1973.  He has over 30 years employment experience in various areas of U.S. Military government contracting by some of the top 100 U.S. Companies building and selling U.S. Military equipment. Throughout his career, he has worked in various types of U.S. Military Government programs, including areas of shipbuilding; foreign military sales; and, aircraft design and development programs. Over the span of his career, Rick has worked for several major U.S. corporations, including Intermarine USA, General Dynamics, Hercules Corporation, Sperry Corporation, Stromberg Carlson Corporation, and General Electric.

Rick and Debbie are one of the original founding families of the St. Boniface Catholic Church in Springfield, GA, and Mr. Rafter was recently ordained into the Diaconate. Rick currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Effingham County United Way organization and is the Chair of the Effingham Hospital Authority.

801 North Oakstreet * Springfield, Georgia 31329 * 912.754.7200 * Fax: 912.754.7207 * rick@rafterlawfirm.com