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Jonathan R. Ratchik

Jonathan R. Ratchik

Kramer, Dunleavy & Ratchik PLLC
  • Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice
  • New York
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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
    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
15 Questions Answered

Q. Can I sue someone that stole money from me and left me stranded it's been over 4 yrs but the person still acknowledges
A: You can still sue them but the longer you wait, the weaker your case becomes and the less likely the individual will still have the money to repay you. Here's a table I found through the NYS Court system which lists the statute of limitations for various types of lawsuits, https://www.nycourts.gov/courthelp/GoingToCourt/SOLchart.shtml Based upon the information you provided, you would have six (6) years in which to bring a lawsuit to recover the monies which you allege were stolen, regardless of how you classify it, e.g. breach of a written contract, oral contract or debt collection. Hope this helps.
Q. My wife got drenched by gas station hose from it being defective. Can I do anything about that
A: So sorry to hear what happened to your wife. Given that lawsuits are generally reserved when there has been a serious, permanent injury, litigation might not be the way to go. Moreover, the gas station would arguably not have any liability (legal responsibility) unless it either knew, or should have known, that the gas hose was defective. At a minimum report what happened to the gas station so that it can repair the hose so that this does not happen to someone else and take photographs and video of the defective gas hose. You can also ask them to pay for your wife's clothing and the cost of any medical care (no guarantee they will pay it). If your wife ends up sustaining a more significant injury to her eye apart from redness and irritation, consider hiring an attorney. You can find one using the Find a Lawyer tab on the JUSTIA homepage.
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.
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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
Wednesday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 7 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed