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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.


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.


  • 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.

Herbert Kranis

Mildred (Swartz) Kranis

Patricia Ann Pagano