About Michael D. Kranis


Michael D. Kranis provides legal representation and advice throughout the Hudson Valley with offices in Poughkeepsie, New York.   His attorney practice areas draw on over 40 years of legal experience and include:

  • Divorce
  • Separation Agreements
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Relocation
  • Grandparent Rights
  • Real Estate
  • Wills & Estates

Mr. Kranis has handled thousands of cases in all areas of Family and Matrimonial Law and has served as a Town Justice, Supreme Court Law Clerk, President of the Dutchess County Bar Association, Adjunct Professor at Marist College and Dutchess Community College, Special Prosecutor, and Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Poughkeepsie.

He has been active in the community as a Board Member of the Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie, Counsel for the Grace Smith House, President of the Board of Directors Task Force for Child Protection (now the Child Abuse Prevention Center), President of the Pleasant Valley Rotary, President of the Arlington Band Boosters,  member of the Board of Directors of the Dutchess County Economic Development Corporation, member of the Pleasant Valley Planning Board and Vice President of Pleasant Valley Little League.

Mr. Kranis has resided in Dutchess County for almost 40 years, is the parent of four children and has four grandchildren.  He is a member of the Dutchess County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Dutchess County Magistrates Association and listed in Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who in America.

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