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Jonathan R. Ratchik

Jonathan R. Ratchik

Kramer, Dunleavy & Ratchik PLLC
  • Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice
  • New York
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Lawyer Rating and Reviews
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5.0
Legal Analysis
5.0/5.0
Communication Skills
5.0/5.0
Ethics and Professionalism
5.0/5.0
Cari B. Rincker
Reviewed by Cari B. Rincker August 19, 2020
Rating: 10 Justia 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.
Client Reviews
Reviewed by 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.
Reviewed by N. T. June 24, 2020
I highly recommend Jonathan!
I am so grateful a friend recommended Jonathan to me for a personal injury case. I met with Jonathan for a consultation and immediately felt at ease and taken care of. Jonathan and his firm made my journey to fight my case as painless as possible. There was full transparency along the way and the expectations and deadlines were always communicated. Jonathan is sharp, knowledgeable and confident. His assistant was very pleasant, personable and supportive. I highly recommend Jonathan and his firm for legal representation!
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Summary

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
  • Medical Malpractice
Video Chat and Conferencing
  • Google Hangouts
  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • Microsoft Teams
Fees
  • 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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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Kramer, Dunleavy & Ratchik PLLC
- Current
Partner
Kramer & Dunleavy, LLP
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Education
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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Awards
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
Current
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Association of the Bar of the City of New York
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New York State Bar  # 2856607
Member
- Current
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Publications
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
Website
Kramer, Dunleavy & Ratchik PLLC
Blog
The Blame Game Podcast
Legal Answers
13 Questions Answered

Q. I stood in a psychiatric facility and was assaulted by another patient twice due to the negligence of staff members.
A: You might be able to sue toe facility depending on whether the facility had notice (knowledge) of the other patient's vicious propensities and whether its failure to provide adequate security caused or contributed to the attack. What it all boils down to is whether the assault was foreseeable and whether better security could have prevented the incident from occurring. Keep in mind that, as my colleague correctly pointed out, depending on who owns or operates the facility, you might have strict deadlines by which to bring any such lawsuit - if it's owned or operated by the state or a municipality, you have 90 days from the incident in which to file a Notice of Claim and must do so before you can file any lawsuit. You can find a lawyer using the Find a Lawyer tab on the JUSTIA homepage.
Q. Why can't I find a lawyer to serve mold remediation co. Who already admitted guilt? In manhattan no less!
A: Your question is a bit unclear. Do you want to sue the landlord for the mold problem or the mold remediation company for not performing a post-remediation assessment and for not cleaning up its equipment? Regardless, toxic mold litigation never really took off in New York after the state's highest court said there was not enough science to support a connection between toxic mold and a plaintiff's respiratory symptoms, https://law.justia.com/cases/new-york/court-of-appeals/2014/16-1.html. That could partially explain why you're having such a hard time finding a lawyer to take on your case.
Q. Worksite accident liability
A: So sorry to hear what happened to you. Thumb injuries can be very disabling. Generally speaking, whether a building owner is responsible for an injury depends on whether there was a dangerous condition on the premises, whether the building owner knew of the dangerous condition and if that condition caused or contributed to the injury. Although the floors at your worksite were uneven, that does not necessarily mean it was not in a reasonably safe condition. Your employer should have arguably selected a safer place on which to place the equipment. You may, however, have a case against the manufacturer of the table saw if it did not have the necessary guards to protect your thumb from coming in contact with the saw blade. Speak with an experienced products liability attorney. You can find one using the Find a Lawyer tab on the JUSTIA homepage.
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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
Wednesday: 9 AM - 7 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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