Gerald J. Bekkerman

Gerald J. Bekkerman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL

Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC
 | 225 W Wacker Dr, Suite 1750
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-586-1700
Fax: 312-586-1701
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Russian,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Gerald J. Bekkerman, founder of Bekkerman Law Offices, LLC, is a respected personal injury  trial lawyer with a history of success representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases in Chicago, and throughout Illinois and Wisconsin. Gerald began his career as an insurance defense lawyer, specializing in defending commercial and general liability injury cases. This early experience as a defense lawyer has given Gerald a unique perspective and now provides an advantage when pursuing cases against large corporations and insurance companies. It did not take Gerald long to realize that his true calling in the law was not working for insurance companies, but helping individuals, and their families, who have been injured through the negligence of others.

Gerald's first major case was from his former law school professor, who asked Gerald to represent him in a lawsuit after suffering serious personal injuries. Illustrating Gerald's abilities at a young age, his professor trusted Gerald, a former student, even though numerous other lawyers were available to represent him. Gerald did not disappoint and obtained a favorable six figure settlement within 6 months.
Since then, Gerald has continued his successes, helping to obtain millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients in various personal injury cases and establishing an amazing success rate. Gerald has tried numerous cases to verdict, including cases other law firms turned down. During his career, Gerald has shown his ability to act under pressure when taking on several high profile cases that garnered media attention while still giving his full focus to all of his clients. In every case, Gerald focuses on meeting the needs of his personal injury clients with compassion and diligence, while maintaining careful attention to the complex details of their cases.

Gerald is licensed to practice in Illinois state and federal courts. To serve his clients better, he also became licensed to practice in the Wisconsin state and federal courts. Gerald is also fluent in Russian and proficient in Spanish.

In addition to his work on behalf of victims of personal injury, Gerald has demonstrated his dedication to the community by serving as a board member of the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago's Young Leaders Society and volunteering with the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services. He is also a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, the Chicago Bar Association, and the Illinois State Bar Association.

  When he is not at the office, Gerald enjoys spending time with his friends and family, traveling, cooking, hitting the beach for some volleyball in the summer, and riding his bike along the lake, to and from the office, and around the river north and gold coast neighborhoods.   

About Gerald Bekkerman

Admitted: 2007, Illinois

Professional Webpage:


  • Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013
  • Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
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Office Location for Gerald J. Bekkerman

225 W Wacker Dr
Suite 1750
Chicago, IL 60606

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Last Updated: 6/12/2019

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