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Michael David Kranis

Michael David Kranis, American lawyer, judge. Bar: New York 1981, United States District Court (southern and eastern districts) New York 1983.


  • Kranis, Michael David was born on August 17, 1955 in New York City. Son of Herbert and Mildred (Swartz) Kranis.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, State University of New York, Albany, 1977. Juris Doctor, Union University, 1980.


    • Law clerk to honorary judge Robert C. William New York Supreme Court, Monticello, 1980-1982. Principal Michael D. Kranis, Professional Corporation, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1982-1988. Partner Coombs, Kranis & Wing, 1988-1994.

      Sole practitioner, since 1995. Assistant Corporate Counsel City of Poughkeepsie, 1983-1985, hearing officer, since 1985. Adjunct professor District of Columbia Community College, Poughkeepsie, 1984-1987.

      Judge Town of Pleasant Valley, New York, 1988-1997. General counsel Grace Smith House, Inc., Poughkeepsie, 1983-1995. Adjunct professor Marist College, 1993.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1981, United States District Court (southern and eastern districts) New York 1983.


    Member executive committee Dutchess County Republican Committee, Pleasant Valley, 1997-2000, 01-03, Judicial Nominating Committee, Dutchess County, 1987, 97-2000. Member District of Columbia Republican Committee, 1985-1987, 97—. Member Pleasant Valley Planning Board, 1984-1986.

    Board directors, chairman, vice chairman Task Force for Child Protection, Inc., 1992-2000, 2003-2006. Board directors Dutchess County Economic Development Corporation, 1994-2003, Child Abuse Prevention Center, Inc., 1994-2006, Arlington Band Boosters Inc. Board directors Pleasant Valley Little League, vice president, 2001-2006.

    Member Town of Pleasant Valley Republican Committee, 1984-1987, 97—, chairman, 2001-2003. Board counselors Children's Home of Poughkeepsie. Member New York State Bar Association (house of deals since 2000), Dutchess County Bar Association (president 1998-1999, treasurer, vice president 1996, president-elect 1997, chairman fee dispute committee, chairman bar endowment, vice president), Dutchess County Magistrates Association, New York State Magistrates Association, Rotary (president, board directors Pleasant Valley chapter 1985-1997, Paul Harris fellow 1987).


    • Married Patricia Ann Pagano, September 29, 1989.
    • father: Herbert Kranis
    • mother: Mildred (Swartz) Kranis
    • spouse: Patricia Ann Pagano
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    Born August 17, 1955
    (age 62)