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Gerald J. Bekkerman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL

Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC
225 W Wacker Dr, Suite 1650
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-815-7874
Fax: 312-586-1701
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2021
Licensed in Illinois Since: 2007
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken: English, Russian, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Gerald J. Bekkerman is a personal injury attorney at Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC, in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Bekkerman has over a decade of experience representing injury victims throughout the Chicago area. He handles cases involving catastrophic injury, motor vehicle accidents, bicycle accidents, construction accidents, dog bites, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, premises liability, product liability, trucking accidents, workplace accidents and other issues.

Mr. Bekkerman has secured large sums through settlements and verdicts for numerous clients over his career. His success has earned him lifetime membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Known for his knowledge and experience in the field of personal injury law, he regularly speaks at seminars and educational institutions. 

Recognizing his accomplishments, the organization National Trial Lawyers included Mr. Bekkerman on its “Top 40 Under 40” list and Chicago Daily Law Bulletin named him on its “Top 40 Under 40” list. He was named an “Illinois Emerging Lawyer” by Law Bulletin Media from 2016-2018. 

Mr. Bekkerman is active in the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. He serves on the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Board of Managers and the Advisory Board of the Active Transportation Alliance. 

Mr. Bekkerman received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and earned his law degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law. He holds licenses to practice law before all Illinois and Wisconsin state courts, federal courts within each state and the Illinois Supreme Court.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense

Selections

1 Years Super Lawyers
10 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2012 - 2021

About Gerald J. Bekkerman

First Admitted: 2007, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.tpmblegal.com/gerald-bekkerman/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • “Addressing and Overcoming Weaknesses with Your Client’s Damages,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Damages Seminar, Oak Brook, IL, March 31, 2017
  • “Ethics and the Use of Social Media During Trial,” Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Damages Seminar, Oak Brook, IL, March 23, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Active Transportation Alliance, Board Member  
  • State of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • American Association of Justice
  • Board of Managers of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Honors/Awards

  • Lifetime Member Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2011-2018
  • The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 40 Under 40
  • 2018 Chicago Daily Law Bulleting 40 Under 40
  • Illinois Emerging Lawyer, 2016-2018

Educational Background

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, B.A. – 2000
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Office Location for Gerald J. Bekkerman

225 W Wacker Dr
Suite 1650
Chicago, IL 60606

Phone: 312-815-7874

Fax: 312-586-1701

Last Updated: 10/5/2021

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