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Jonathan R. Ratchik

Jonathan R. Ratchik

Kramer, Dunleavy & Ratchik PLLC
  • Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice
  • New York
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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
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
Current
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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
42 Questions Answered
Q. I have a personal injury case in Bronx ny. The case was brought in 2017 finally I have a settlement conference
A: It depends. Have you ever made a settlement demand? That's usually the first step in any settlement negotiations. If this is the first time your case is on for a settlement conference then it's not likely that the defendant will have any authority to offer money as getting the authority is a process. The Court will probably bring you back for a few more conferences to settle your case. If, after several conferences, it appears that your case cannot be settled without a trial, you'll be referred to the Special Trial part.
Q. I am over 18 and I have mental distress caused by my parents.
A: If you're asking whether you can sue your parents for emotional distress, the short answer is no. Short of physical abuse, a court is not going to second guess parents on how best to raise a child. Here's an article I found online which you might find useful, https://blogs.findlaw.com/injured/2017/03/can-you-sue-your-parents-for-child-abuse.html
Q. Hi if a judge issues a remitturr as a motion judgement does that mean that there was a offer discussed already on a case
A: Remittitur is the process by which a court reduces a jury's verdict on damages (as opposed to additur, the process by which a court increases a jury's verdict). If this happened on your case it means that the jury returned a verdict in your favor. If the Court granted the defendant's motion to reduce the jury's verdict, that does not necessarily mean the defendant is willing to pay the judgment entered upon the jury's verdict. The defendant may still appeal the Court's decision (if it did not reduce the verdict as much as the defendant would have liked) or bring up for review other issues that arose during the trial (and either seek a new trial or dismissal of your case).
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Contact & Map
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