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Jonathan R. Ratchik

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New York, NY

Kramer, Dunleavy & Ratchik, PLLC
61 Broadway, Suite 2220
New York, NY 10006
Phone: 646-499-3302
Fax: 212-226-8089
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Licensed in New York Since: 1998
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (90%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
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Attorney Profile

Jonathan R. Ratchik is a partner at Kramer, Dunleavy & Ratchik, PLLC, a boutique personal injury law firm located in downtown Manhattan.  Mr. Ratchik’s practice focuses exclusively on personal injury, wrongful death litigation and medical malpractice.

For over two decades, Mr. Ratchik has been helping New Yorkers who have been injured due to the negligence and wrongdoing of others.  The cases that he has worked on have arisen out of incidents involving premises liability, motor vehicle crashes, pedestrian knockdowns, construction site accidents and medical malpractice.

During his distinguished career, Mr. Ratchik has recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of accident victims and their families. He has also amassed an impressive record on appeal, on both the state and federal level.  His professional accomplishments have earned him a great deal of recognition from his fellow members of the bar, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo.

Admitted to practice in New York since 1998, Mr. Ratchik is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Mr. Ratchik attended New York University’s College of Arts and Science as an undergraduate, where he double-majored in French and political science and was a member of the school’s varsity swim team before receiving a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in 1994. He then went on to pursue his legal education at American University’s Washington College of Law where he served on the International Law Review before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1997.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards


Practice Areas
  • 90%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021

About Jonathan R. Ratchik

First Admitted: 1998, New York

Professional Webpage:

Representative Clients

  • Rudnik v. Brogor Realty Corp.
  • Nakasato v. 331 W. 51st Corp.
  • Texeira v. BAB Nuclear Radiology, P.C.
  • Aaron v. Fish-Bones Towing, Inc.
  • Higgins v. West 50th Street Assoc., LLC
  • Uncyk v. Cedarhurst Prop. Mgmt.
  • Waxman v. Hallen Const. Co. Inc.
  • Manhattan by Sail, Inc. v. Tagle

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Transportation Alternatives, Supporter/Volunteer

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Frequent lecturer, New York State Trial Lawyers Association

Educational Background

  • New York University, B.A. (cum laude), 1994

Bar/Professional Activity

  • New York, 1998
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2002
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 2002
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2016
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association


  • $4,000,000 for a 57-year-old woman who developed metastatic endometrial cancer after undergoing hysterectomy which caused an undiagnosed cancer in her uterus to spread throughout her abdomen., 2018
  • $3,000,000 for 38-year-old construction worker who suffered a traumatic brain injury and second degree burns following an arc flash explosion while working on an energized electric circuit., 2019
  • $1,182,500 for a 28-year-old dance instructor who suffered multiple herniated discs in her thoracic and lumbar spine requiring lumbar fusion surgery following fall from a stage, 2017


  • AV-Rated, AV-Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2018
  • Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2020
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Office Location for Jonathan R. Ratchik

61 Broadway
Suite 2220
New York, NY 10006

Phone: 646-499-3302

Fax: 212-226-8089

Last Updated: 7/8/2021

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