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Michael Hanratty

Senior Partner


Office: New York

Michael Hanratty

Mr. Hanratty joined McDonnell Adels & Klestzick, PLLC as an Associate in 2005 and became a partner in 2015. Mr. Hanratty has tried numerous cases and conducted hundreds of Examinations Under Oath on behalf of some of the largest insurance carriers in the Nation to determine various coverage issues and also other No-fault defenses. Mr. Hanratty has been intimately involved with several investigations regarding medical providers’ eligibility to be reimbursed under the No-Fault Law and also investigated alleged motor vehicle accidents to determine whether such losses were intentionally caused to defraud the insurance carriers.

Prior to joining the firm Mr. Hanratty gained his trial experience as an Assistant District Attorney in Queens County where he tried both misdemeanor and felony cases. He also conducted criminal investigations and presented numerous cases to the Grand Jury as a member of the Homicide Investigations Bureau. Additionally, he gained appellate experience during his time in the Appeals Bureau.

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Coverage Issues

  • Affirmative Litigation

  • No-Fault Arbitration and Litigation

  • Insurance Fraud Litigation

  • Supplemental Uninsured Motorist – Underinsured Motorist Arbitration and Litigation and Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York, 2000

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2013

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern Districts of New York, 2013

Professional Memberships

  • New York State Chapter of Special Investigation Units (NYSSIU)

  • Asst. Scoutmaster - Boy Scouts of America


  • St. John’s University, School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1999

  • St. John’s University, BA, 1996

    • Major: Psychology

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