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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
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.
Client Reviews
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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Biography

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
  • 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
91 Questions Answered
Q. Can a personal injury case in supreme court be heard after 30 yrs? I have a 1,000,000 suite against the city of NY
A: As my colleague correctly advised, you have an absolute right to look at your file. You do not need a HIPAA authorization to look at your own medical records. And you can retain any lawyer you wish. You can find many excellent personal injury attorneys using the Find a Lawyer tab on the JUSTIA homepage. If your attorney was in fact suspended in 2020, then he can no longer be your attorney (as doing so would violate the terms of his suspension) and would have to make arrangements with someone else to take over your case. Although you are free to retain a different lawyer, given the age of your case, you will likely have a lot of trouble finding anyone interested in taking it on.
Q. Geico falsified my accident report what can I do about it.
A: Following a motor vehicle crash, a Police Accident Report is prepared by the police responding to the scene. If the crash resulted in personal injuries or property damage over $1,000, each motorist is required to fill out an MV-104, https://dmv.ny.gov/forms/mv104.pdf Each driver's insurance company might also have their insured fill out their own accident report. If GEICO prepared what you believe to be an inaccurate accident report, let them know and furnish them with whatever information you believe accurately reflects how the incident occurred, i.e. the video, the Police Accident Report, etc. At the end of the day, however, there is no requirement for GEICO to correct its report.
Q. What can I do if the hospital essentially played a part in my grandfather’s death?
A: I'm very sorry for your loss. As my colleague correctly advised, get copies of your grandfather's medical / hospital records and speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. You can find one using the Find a Lawyer tab on the JUSTIA homepage. Keep in mind that in New York, you cannot recover damages for emotional loss or grief in a wrongful death lawsuit. Instead, the only damages recoverable are for the decedent's conscious pain and suffering and any pecuniary damages (economic loss) sustained by the decedent's surviving family members. Here's an article I found online which you might find helpful, https://www.justia.com/injury/wrongful-death/
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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
Thursday: 9 AM - 7 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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