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Jonathan R. Ratchik

Jonathan R. Ratchik

Kramer, Dunleavy & Ratchik PLLC
  • Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice
  • New York
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Cari B. Rincker
Cari B. Rincker August 19, 2020
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
He is an extraordinarily talented attorney and anyone would be lucky to have him as counsel on a personal injury matter.
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Bill Q. May 13, 2022
Simply the best In May 2021 I was involved in a very serious head on collision with a commercial dump truck while at work. The injuries I sustained were so severe it was career ending. A relative recommended the firm of Kramer, Dunleavy and Ratchik to represent me in a civil case against the operator of the dump truck. Jonathan Ratchik came to visit me during my lengthy hospital stay and agreed to take my case. Over the next few months while I recovered and rehabilitated Jonathan work tirelessly on my case and kept me updated throughout the process. In less than a year for the date of my crash Jonathan resolve my case. Jonathan was able to secure the maximum allowable award from the insurance company to help with my pain suffering and future medical needs. Jonathan is knowledgeable, professional, Extremely organized and very easy to get in touch with. While I understand all cases are not the same I highly recommend Jonathan and his firm to represent anyone who find themselves in a similar situation.
Denise R. August 22, 2020
Powerhouse Lawyer - Deep Expertise and Empathetic Jonathan represented me in a complicated personal injury case. His expertise, detail orientation and on-going open communication helped me feel supported during a time when my life was turned upside down. He kept me informed and update to date. He is the consummate professional. i knew I had had a trusted legal partner and a friend in my corner, as we navigated through the legal process that is needed to pursue justice. I highly recommended Jonathan for your legal needs.
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Over two decades of experience devoted exclusively to the practice of personal injury law

Has recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf negligence victims and their families

Frequent lecturer for New York State Trial Lawyers Association

Growing up, Jonathan Ratchik knew that he wanted to make a difference. To help people get back up when life knocked them down. To be their voice when no one seemed to listen or care.

In hindsight, it seems only natural that Jonathan went to law school and, after graduating, immediately became a personal injury attorney.

Jonathan lives in New York City with his wife, Hollie, and their two children. When he’s not fighting in the courtroom, Jonathan enjoys coaching his son’s little league team, listening to the Yankees on the radio, and being a great husband (and an even better dad). He’s also a proud supporter and volunteer for Transportation Alternatives, an advocacy group that is committed to making NYC a safer, more enjoyable place for all New Yorkers to walk, bike and live.

Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
Video Conferencing
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  • Skype
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  • Microsoft Teams
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 2856607
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2nd Circuit
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United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
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United States District Court, Southern District of New York
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Kramer, Dunleavy & Ratchik PLLC
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Kramer & Dunleavy, LLP
American University Washington College of Law
J.D. (1997) | Law
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New York University
B.A. (1994) | Political Science, French
Honors: cum laude
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Client Champion - GOLD
Martindale-Hubbell Lawyers Service
Super Lawyers
Thomson Reuters
AV Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbell Lawyers Service
Selected: 2019-2020 Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence
Professional Associations
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
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Association of the Bar of the City of New York
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New York State Bar  # 2856607
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Articles & Publications
Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act of 1995
American University Journal of International Law and Policy
Speaking Engagements
Ethics, Decisions 2015
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Ethics, Decisions 2014
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Ethics, Decisions 2013
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Pleadings and Filings, Decisions 2012
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Pleadings and Filings, Decisions 2010
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Pleadings and Filings, Decisions 2010
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Pleadings and Filings, Decisions 2009
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Ethics, Decisions 2016
Websites & Blogs
Kramer, Dunleavy & Ratchik PLLC
The Blame Game Podcast
Legal Answers
190 Questions Answered
Q. Please help!! How can i get my structed settlement money turn over to me?
A: If you had a medical malpractice case as a minor which settled, the proceeds would likely have been deposited in a bank account which would have been jointly held in trust by your guardian (your mother) and an officer of the bank. Significantly, any such monies should have been off-limits to your mother absent a further order of the Court (which would have approved the original settlement). The monies would probably have become available to you once you turned 18 and presented proof of age and identity.

Speak with the clerk of the court and get a copy of what's known as an Infant Compromise Order (ICO). Given the age of your case, it's probably in archives and will take some time to retrieve. The Order will set forth the settlement amount, what was supposed to happen to the proceeds and the conditions under which funds could be withdrawn. If your mother improperly withdrew funds, you might have a case against her or perhaps even the bank if it violated the terms of the ICO. ... Read More
Q. Can I sue the Red Cross for atrial puncture injury caused during blood donation?
A: Sorry to hear what you've been through. As my colleague correctly advised, to have a viable case against the American Red Cross, you'd have to demonstrate that the manner in which it drew blood fell below the accepted standard of care and that such deviation caused you injury. An atrial puncture may very well be a rare (but accepted) complication of donating blood and not necessary indicative of malpractice. Alternatively, if there was a delay in recognizing your injury (and such a delay resulted in your need for surgery), that could be a viable case. Best to consult with an experienced medical malpractice attorney. You can find many excellent attorneys using the Find a Lawyer tab on the JUSTIA homepage. ... Read More
Q. Is there liability for a insurance company if my condition worsens due to their denial of authorization for more PT?
A: Sorry to hear what you've been going through. It is unlikely that your insurance company would be responsible for any physical harm you sustained due to its denial (or delay) in approving additional physical therapy visits. Although you could conceivably claim that the insurance company's denial of additional visits was made in bad faith and in breach of its obligations under your insurance contract, such cases are notoriously difficult to prosecute in New York. Additionally, your damages in any such would arguably be limited to your out-of-pocket costs of having to pay for additional physical therapy visits.
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Kramer, Dunleavy & Ratchik PLLC
61 Broadway
Suite 2220
New York, NY 10006
Telephone: (212) 226-6662
Fax: (212) 226-8089
Monday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 7 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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