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 Rising Stars: 2012 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • Russian
    Attorney Profile

    A founding partner at Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC, Gerald J. Bekkerman focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. From the firm's office in Chicago, he represents clients throughout Illinois and nationwide. Admitted to practice in both Illinois and Wisconsin, Mr. Bekkerman is also admitted to practice before the U.S District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (regular and trial bars), the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin.

    Mr. Bekkerman's client base consists of people who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties. The types of cases that he has handled have arisen out of incidents involving truck and other motor vehicle crashes, medical malpractice, defective products, premises liability, nursing home negligence, dog bites, and construction site accidents. During his distinguished career, Mr. Bekkerman has been able to obtain millions of dollars for his clients through both jury awards and negotiated settlements. Some of his notable results have included a $7.3 million settlement in a motorcycle crash, a $2.5 million verdict in a case involving a car crash, a $4.8 million settlement on the eve of trial in a motor vehicle accident case, a $5.25 million product liability settlement, and $1.5 million in a case based on nursing home negligence. These and other successes have earned Mr. Bekkerman a great deal of recognition from his colleagues, including a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. In 2018, Mr. Bekkerman was recognized by the Chicago Lawyer Magazine and the Law Bulletin Publishing Company as a "40 Under 40" attorney to watch in Illinois.

    A member of the board of managers of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Mr. Bekkerman participates in other legal groups as well, including The Chicago Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. He is a 2007 graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law.

     
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    • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

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    Rising Stars: 2012 - 2021

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    About Gerald Bekkerman

    Admitted: 2007, Illinois

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

    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

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • 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

    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.

    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

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    Last Updated: 11/10/2020

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