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Jonathan Robert Ratchik

Car accident Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1998
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jonathan

Learn Jonathan’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    At Kramer, Dunleavy & Ratchik, PLLC, our experienced attorneys have helped countless individuals whose lives have been changed forever by motor vehicle accidents. We are not afraid to take on insurance companies whose focus is on their own bottom-lin

    25 years

  2. Personal injury
    Kramer, Dunleavy & Ratchik, PLLC is one of the premier personal injury in the state of New York. Throughout its existence, the firm has been driven by a single purpose: to help people who have been injured due to the wrongdoing of others.

    25 years

  3. Slip and fall accident
    If you’ve been involved in a slip and fall incident, do not hesitate to contact Kramer, Dunleavy & Ratchik, PLLC. We’ve successfully represented individuals in slip and fall incidents and know how to uncover the evidence needed to win.

    25 years

  4. Medical malpractice
    At Kramer, Dunleavy & Ratchik, PLLC, our attorneys have the experience and resources necessary to handle complex medical malpractice actions on behalf of injured patients.

    23 years

  5. Wrongful death
    At Kramer, Dunleavy & Ratchik, PLLC, we have successfully represented families in wrongful death actions and helped them obtain much needed peace of mind in their time of grief. We understand and appreciate what it means to lose a spouse or child.

    23 years

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.

Throughout his legal career, Jonathan has fought for the rights of injured New Yorkers, standing up to the insurance companies and big corporations who too often put profits before people.  Whether it’s the bicyclist who gets struck by a distracted driver, the pedestrian who trips due to a dangerous and defective sidewalk, or the construction worker who suffers a debilitating injury because a building owner failed to provide a safe jobsite, Jonathan works tirelessly to make sure his clients receive justice and the compensation they deserve.

Jonathan also understands that many of the wars which are won inside the courtroom only happen because of the smaller battles that take place outside it.  With an unrivaled attention to detail, Jonathan takes particular pride in making sure that the firm’s legal papers, which can spell the difference between victory and defeat at trial, are second to none.  He’s also amassed an impressive track record on appeal in Second Circuit and the First and Second Judicial Departments, doing whatever is necessary to give his clients their day in court when others would have thrown in the towel.

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.

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Kramer, Dunleavy & Ratchik, PLLC
15 Maiden Lane
Suite 2005
New York, NY, 10038


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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
JONATHAN R. RATCHIK, PARTNER @ Kramer, Dunleavy & Ratchik, PLLC
JONATHAN R. RATCHIK, PARTNER @ Kramer, Dunleavy & Ratchik, PLLC---represented my family after my husband had a bad fall...due to a large break in the pavement/sidewalk of a Manhattan, NY street. Mr. Ratchik was very dependable, smart, fair, decent and persistent in his pursuit of an acceptable resolution of our case. He and his firm were very helpful. He was persistent in his efforts to move things forward (even throughout the pandemic when most things came to a standstill). Mr. Ratchik consulted with us regularly, as needed. He was reliable, persistent, decent, trustworthy as he brought our case to a successful conclusion.
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Posted by Billy | May 13, 2022
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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.
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Posted by Alan | February 5, 2022
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Alan Stein
I would like to recommend the law firm of Kramer, Dunleavy & Ratchick, PLLC, based on our experience in engaging them to represent us as plaintiffs in a personal injury matter. Throughout the protracted process and despite the court delays due to Covid 19, the entire KD&R firm was thorough, efficient, professional and, perhaps most importantly, always accessible and available (which is not universally the experience people have in legal matters). The results were more than merely satisfactory, from the Pleadings, through Discovery, and the granting of Summary Judgement on the issue of liablity, and during negotiations for the acceptable final settlement we received.
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and helpful in providing advice.
Jonathan Ratchik provided useful information for a malpractice case I was working on. I would definitely consider using him for future work.
Posted by Kenneth Foote | June 3, 2021
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Jonathan Robert Ratchik
We are residents of Rhode Island and were required to engagea New York attorney to represent us in an accident case.  After interviewing several we chose Jonathan because of his compassion and his ability to clearly explain the process and timeline. Throughout the year+ process there was full transparency and the expectations, potential pit-falls and deadlines were always clearly communicated. Jonathan is sharp, knowledgeable, professional, very pleasant and personable. We highly recommend Jonathan and his firm for legal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2020
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Couldn't be more pleased!
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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Posted by Jeff | March 2, 2020
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Product Liability Settlement Win!
Jonathan is an exceptional lawyer and helped me navigate a very tricky product liability situation. He worked diligently on my case for approximately 18 months and always kept me informed of the process. Most lawyers shied away from my case due to the unusual nature of the situation, but Jonathan jumped in with gusto. Anyone would be lucky to have him as a guide and legal representative - highly recommended!
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Posted by Katherine | October 17, 2019
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I am so pleased with the service Mr. Ratchik and his law office provided. He was focused, diligent, hard working and above all compassionate. He is a good man and a great lawyer. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Andrew | May 27, 2019
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Highly Recommend
Jonathan is an excellent lawyer! He is smart, communicative, honest, and handled my case with care. He explained the claims process very thoroughly and was very supportive. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Jonathan Ratchik is a Gracious Attorney
Jonathan is an exceptional attorney. He is mild mannered and caring. Each step of the process is explained in detail. Jonathan’s negotiating skills are superb. If you are looking for a truthful attorney, I would recommend Jonathan. You will not be disappointed!
Posted by Emilio | April 2, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Dedicated Professional
I used the service for an accident and since day one they explained everything to me about the process, the expectations and timeline so I kne what to expect and thanks to the dedication I had favorable outcome thanks to the negociation skills the settlement was adequate.
Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Superior Service
Nearly two and a half years ago I was hit by a car while crossing a street. A close family friend highly recommended the firm Kramer, Dunleavy & Ratchik. From the very first moment I met with Jonathan, I knew I was in good hands. I was injured and very nervous about the prospect of going through the legal process. Jonathan explained the steps and promised to walk me through the journey-he did. Jonathan assisted with every segment of my case including dealing with the Insurance Company which was not an easy thing! Whenever I called Jonathan he quickly responded to my needs. Jonathan was always there for me. There was no issue too small or too large. Jonathan is well versed in every aspect of personal injury and always gave me excellent advice. I cannot express how happy I was and can honestly encourage anyone who needs a fantastic attorney and compassionate person, Jonathan Ratchik is the one! Diane W. Heath
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Posted by Laura | November 17, 2017
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Best firm ever!
Could not have had a better firm represent me. They were honest and forthcoming on my case, explained in detail what was going on and when it happened. They understood me and believed in me and my case. Because of them I was able to be heard. It was a very trying time for me , especially to relive the details but they were very empathetic and helped guide me through the process . Could not have asked for a better team! Thank you!
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Posted by Mara | November 7, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
I had the opportunity to work with Jonathan for over four years. After being hit by a car and suffering serious injuries I really needed compassionate, knowledgeable assistance. Jonathan was extremely supportive and helped me every step of the way. I was very happy with the conclusion of my case.
Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fantastic Lawyer
Jonathan Ratchik is a fantastic lawyer and helped us tremdously! Extremely knowledgeable of personal injury law and helped us manage our liability.
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  • Contingency 33%-33%


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Kramer, Dunleavy & Ratchik, PLLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner
  • Kramer & Dunleavy, LLP
  • 2000 - 2016
  • Associate
  • Mirman, Markovits & Landau, PC
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Intern
  • Legal Aid Society of Rockland County
  • 1997 - 1998
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  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • New York University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • Wrongful death
  • $1,800,000 settlement following jury verdict in favor of the plaintiffs.
  • Endometrial cancer
  • $4,000,000 settlement
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • $7,000,000 settlement following verdict in favor of the plaintiff which was subsequently affirmed on appeal.
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  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019


  • American University Journal of International Law and Policy
  • Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act of 1995
  • 1995

Speaking Engagements

  • Decisions 2016
  • Ethics
  • 2016
  • Decisions 2015
  • Ethics
  • 2015
  • Decisions 2014
  • Ethics
  • 2014
  • Decisions 2013
  • Ethics
  • 2013
  • Decisions 2012
  • Ethics
  • 2012
  • Decisions 2011
  • Ethics
  • 2011
  • Decisions 2010
  • Pleadings
  • 2010
  • Decisions 2009
  • Pleadings
  • 2009
  • Decisions 2008
  • Pleadings
  • 2008
  • Decisions 2007
  • Pleadings
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
Endorse Jonathan
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The answers of Mr. Ratchik are consistently accurate, full of analysis, and customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney. I was particularly struck by the compassion of one of his recent answers; a very rare attribute indeed."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan is a skilled and highly experienced attorney who is a tenacious advocate for his clients. I have referred several clients to him with the utmost confidence."
Personal injury Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great litigator. Always gets high settlements and verdicts for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jonathan for many years. He is a trustworthy, hard-working, and professional attorney. He handles each case with compassion and diligence. I have referred clients to him in the past and will continue to do so in the future. I recommend Jonathan without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jonathan for several years through the New York City lawyer community. In every in-person meeting, email and phone conversation, Jonathan has always been extremely professional and intelligent. He is passionate about his practice areas and helping people. I have referred my own clients to him and will continue to do so. I endorse him without hesitation."
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New York Car accident Lawyer Jonathan Robert Ratchik
Jonathan Robert Ratchik
Car accident Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 25 years