Jeremy L. Geller

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL

Trapp & Geller
 | 205 W. Wacker Dr., Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-269-1329
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Chicago personal injury attorney Jeremy L. Geller is a partner at Trapp & Geller and is committed to providing his clients with excellent and aggressive representation.  Jeremy makes certain to handle each case with compassion and personalized attention that sets him apart from the rest.  He quickly responds to his clients calls and emails and is a zealous advocate for his clients and their families.  

Mr. Geller handles all types of personal injury matters including automobile accidents, truck accidents, cab and bus accidents, medical malpractice cases, slip-and-fall accidents, premises and products liability injuries, construction negligence, animal attacks, railroad accidents or FELA cases, workers' compensation cases and catastrophic injuries and wrongful death.  Jeremy's firm has a wide variety of resources to ensure that each client's case is properly developed and aggressively prosecuted to acheive top tier results.   Jeremy has personaally achieved mored than 40 million dollars in settlements and verdicts and is undefeated at trial.   Every time he has gone to trial for his clients, he has received at least double the last offer.   

Jeremy Geller's successes have earned him the recognition of his peers and numerous awards of distinctions. He has been acheived the following awards:

 Honored to receive the prestigious award as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Attorneys to Watch in the State of Illinois by the Illinois Law Bulletin

- Top 10 under 40 Attorneys in Illinois by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys

- Top 40 under 40 Personal Injury Attorneys in Illinois by the National Trial Lawyers Association

- Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys in Illinois by the National Trial Lawyers Assoction

- Top 1% of Personal Injury Attorneys by the National Assocition of Distinguished Counsel.

- Top 1% Litigator's Award for Persoan Injury Attorneys

In addition to his awards, Jeremy has obtained the highest rating of AV-Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell and has a Superb Rating by Avvo, based upon his client reviews and peer recognition.   He is a member of various legal associations and bars, including the American, Chicago and Illinois bar associations, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice and Trial Lawyers for Public Justice.  Jeremy is also on the Board of Directors of the John Marshall Alumni Assocition and is an active member of the community. 

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (100%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2014 - 2015

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About Jeremy Geller

Admitted: 2002, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.trapplaw.com/Attorneys/Jeremy-Geller.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • Avvo Superb Rating, Avvo.com, 2017
  • Jeremy was the recipient of the prestigious 40 Under 40 Attorneys to Watch in Illinois as chosen by the Chicago Law Bulletin.  , Top 40 Under 40 Attorneys to Watch in Illinois, Chicago Law Bulletin, 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2016
  • Top One Percent, National Assoction of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
  • Top 10 Under 40, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Top Contributor 2013, Avvo, 2013 and 2014
  • President of the Decalogue Society, John Marshall Law School, 2002
  • Representative with the Sports Law Society, John Marshall Law School, 2002

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President, Illinois Council on Problem Gambling, 2005 - 2008
  • Member, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, 2005 - 2008
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2002 - Present
  • Member, American Association for Justice, 2004 - Present
  • Member, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2004 - Present
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association, 2003 - Present
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association, 2004 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • Illinois, 2002

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $170,000 - elderly client was a passenger in an Illinois Medicar Van when driver drove over speed bump and caused client to fall out of her seat and suffer a broken leg.   The Medicar driver denied that the accident occurred, but Jeremy was able to prove the injury and that the driver was negligent in his driving of the vehicle.  , 2017
  • $100,000 - Jeremy secured a policy limits settlement for a 23 year old client who suffered a knee injury in a car accident. , 2017
  • $450,000 - client was 88 years old and was a nursing home resident and was eating lunch when he choked and died on food.   The nursing home staff failed to properly cut up the food and failed to provide client with a proper liquid diet.  , 2017
  • $100,000 - client was a passenger in a vehicle when he was struck by another motorist.  Client suffered neck and back injuries and had an MRI which was normal and had treatment for less than 2 months.   Jeremy was able to resolve the case without litigation., 2017
  • $125,000 - Jeremy obtained a $125,000 settlement for a local resident who tripped and fell during a curb replacement project in Skokie.   The curbs were being replaced by ALAMP Construction and they failed to provide proper barriers and failed to provide a ramp for client to cross from the street to his driveway.  The case was rejected by 3 previous attorneys, but Jeremy took the case and was able to secure a great settlement for his client. , 2017
  • $1,300,000 - Jeremy obtained this significant settlement for family of client that was rear-ended on Interstate 80.   Client was 79 year old and was a passenger and struck her head on interor of her car and suffered a subdural hematoma and required a lengthy hospitalization until she unfortunately died as a result of her injuries.   Defendant was traveling nurse and the insurance company tried to deny that she was working at the time.   Jeremy and his firm were able to prove that the nurse was driving the vehicle as part of her job duties and was working when the accident occurred.    , 2017
  • $625,000 - Jeremy achieved a $625K settlement for a client who was struck by a local sandwich delivery company.  The company claimed "freaky fast" deliveries, and struck client was a pedestrian walking to meet her family.   Client suffered a fractured wrist and required surgery.  , 2017
  • $1,250,000 - settlement for a union roofer who was injured in a construction site accident when a mechanical hoist malfuctioned.  200 pounds of roofing materials fell on worker causing a broken neck and ankle.   Jeremy was able to prove negligence against the General Contractor, Power Construction and the manufacturer of the hoist and the company that rented the hoist.  Client returned to work within 6 months of the accident.   , 2017
  • $300,000 - client was a 26 year father and was walking across the street when he was struck by a drunk driver.  The accident occurred on Western Avenue and there were witnesses that testified that the client was walking against the light and through oncoming traffic.   Jeremy was able to prove that the defendant driver was impaired and that his drunk driving was the cause of the accident. , 2016
  • $140,000 - client was a customer at a local bar on fullerton avenue in Chicago.   Other customers at the tavern started a fight and pushed Jeremy's client and he suffered a fractured ankle.   Jeremy was able to demonstrate that the bar overserved the attacker and established a Dram Shop Case against the bar, and that the bar bouncers and bar security were negligent for failing to prevent the fight.   The case settled shortly before trial. , 2016
  • $255,000 - settlement for client who suffered elbow injury in car accident.   Client had an 18 month gap in his treatment and then had surgery, but Jeremy was able to prove that surgery was related to car accident.  , 2016
  • $160,000 - settlement for client who suffered neck injuries and required injections.  Client had been actively treating neck before the accident, but Jeremy was able to prove that accident aggravated his preexisting condition and gave rise to need for more injections. , 2016
  • $300,000 - policy limits settlement for 21 year old pedestrian who was crossing the street against the light, at night, and was struck by an 82 year old driver.   Client suffered fractured tibia and had surgery. , 2016
  • $140,000 - settlement on behalf of a client who was attacked outside a local bar and broke ankle.  , 2016
  • $450,000 - settlement on behalf of Estate of 87 year resident at a nursing home who choked on food and died.   Nursing home initially denied that the incident occurred, but after a lawsuit was filed, they promptly settled the case., 2016
  • $1,220,000 - settlement for clients who were injured when they were struck by a construction truck on a county road. Client suffered neck injury and required surgery. , 2016
  • $155,000 - Jeremy acheived a settlement for a local laborer who was injured loading a truck at a concert when the truck drove away causing the client to fall and suffer a concussion. , 2015
  • $105,000 - this was a policy limits settlement of an underinsured motorist matter for a client who suffered a hip injury, 2015
  • $100,000 - settlement on behalf of 23 year old motorcyle rider who was struck by a vehicle.  Jeremy was also able to negotiate a heavy reduction in the repayment of the medical bills and liens to get the client more money, 2015
  • $100,000.00 - Jeremy received a policy limits settlement for his 19 year old client who was injured in a car accident., 2015
  • $345,000 - Jeremy achieved a fantastic settlement for his retired client who was a pedestrian and was struck by a Taxi and suffered a torn rotator cuff.  The case settled without a lawsuit being filed., 2015
  • $451,000 - Jeremy received a verdict of $451,000 for a woman who suffered serious burns to her body when she fell on bathroom floor in her apartment.    There was a heating malfunction that caused the floor to remain extremely hot and unsafe.    There was zero offer to settle the case. , 2015
  • $100,000 - Jeremy achieved a policy limits settlement on behalf of his client who was walking her dog in the loop and was struck by a vehicle.   Client suffered a fractured arm.  , 2015
  • $100,000 - settlement for motorcycle rider who was injured when struck by a car.  , 2015
  • $105,000 - policy limits settlement for client who suffered hip injury in car accident.   Client had significant history of pre-exsiting problems, but still received maximum compensation. , 2015
  • $347,000 - Jeremy received an excess Bad Faith Verdict against State Farm on behalf of a client with a torn rotator cuff.    State Farm refused to offer any money to settle the case, and Jeremy took the case to verdict, when there was only a $100,000 policy.   State Farm paid the entire excess verdict.  , 2015
  • $1,539,000 - settlement of seriously injured client at premises chicago area corporation, 2015
  • $530,000 - settlement for client injured in a slip and fall accident on the premises of a local merchant. , 2015
  • $475,000 - significant settlement on behalf of construction worker who fell from a ladder and suffered neck injury requiring surgery.   Client had originally signed a Release to settle the case a month after the fall for his emergency room bill.  Jeremy was able to invalidate the release and then recover significant compensation for the worker.  There was an 18 month gap between fall and complaints of neck pain. , 2015
  • $550,000 - Jeremy acheived a verdict of $550,000 on behalf of a client who suffered a torn rotator cuff and biceps injury in car accident with a Mack Truck.  , 2015
  • $950,000 - environmental restoration laborer was seriously injured at a train derailment site when he fell onto an exposed grounding rod suffering impalement injuries.  , 2015
  • $1,000,000 - In February 2013, Mr. Geller obtained a $1,000,000.00 settlement on behalf of an injured carman in an FELA case against Metra. The Carman suffered injuries to his back and Metra denied any negligence and denied the extent of the injury. Metra did not mak an offer and the case was prepared for trial. The case settled 5 days before Trial was set to begin, 2013
  • $550,000.00 achieved for an unemployed laborer who was involved in a minor rear end motor vehicle accident. The man suffered aherniated disc in his neck and had surgery, 2013
  • $986,000 - Jeremy obtained a verdict against the City of Chicago where a Chicago Police Officer collided head-on with his client resulting in serious back injuries. The City and Police Officer vigorously denied that the accident was their fault and never offered a penny to settle the case. At trial, Mr. Geller obtained an award of nearly one million dollars for his client, 2010
  • $800,000 - Mr. Geller achieved a settlement on behalf of a 48 year old woman who suffered torn rotator cuffs to both shoulders when she was walking on a public sidewalk and tripped over a cement parking barrier that was resting in the sidewalk. The barrier had been pushed from Defendant's Gym parking lot into the sidewalk by cars that were parking in the lot. The case settled at mediation, 2012
  • $350,000 - In April 2012, Mr. Geller received a verdict for $350,000.00 on behalf of a woman who tripped on a hole that was concealed by trash on the property of a medical building. The property owner denied that any hole existed and denied that the woman was injured. The verdict was 40 times the amount of the property owner's highest offer to settle the case, 2012
  • $400,000.00 - Mr. Geller helped earn a settlement for a woman who was injured when a CTA bus stopped short causing shoulder injuries which required surgery. The case settled before trial, 2013
  • $3,500,000.00 - Mr. Geller was part of the team of lawyers that achieved a settlement for a man was seriously injured at a construction site at Trump Towers. The man was able to return to work, but not in the construction trade. The settlement will provide for the injured client and his children for the rest of their life, 2013
  • $170,000 - a 55 year old man was injured when a stage collapsed as he working on a 4th of July Stage for a festival. The man suffered a rotator cuff injury, 2013
  • $325,000 - Jeremy achieved a settlement for his client who fell down stairs where there was faulty lighting. The client suffered a closed head injury, 2009
  • $500,000 - Mr. Geller was successful in achieving a $500,000.00 settlement on behalf of the family of a 13-year old boy who was killed as a result of negligence by a local municipality and a local landscaping company. The boy was fatally injured when he was riding his mechanical wheelchair through an open field and caused to fall and suffer catastrophic injuries from a concealed hole in the ground. The boy suffered from muscular dystrophy and was confined to the wheelchair. Mr. Geller was able to demonstrate that the lawned was mowed in a negligent manner causing the accident to occur, 2009
  • $200,000 - Jeremy achieved a settlement on behalf of 3 clients who were injured when a porch collapsed on a Chicago apartment building, 2011
  • $500,000 - In December 2012, Jeremy settled this case for a woman who slipped on black ice in a driveway. Even though it had rained and snowed for many days that week, Mr. Geller was able to show that the ice was an unnatural accumulation and achieved a policy limits settlement, 2012
  • $300,000 - In March 2012, Mr. Geller settled a case for a 72 year old man who suffered a fractured foot at a factory in Peru, Illinois, 2012
  • $158,000 - Mr. Geller achieved a verdict for a 32 year old man who was rear-ended on Interstate 94. The only damage to the vehicle was a paint scuff and the responsible driver's insurance company did not offer any money. At trial, the insurance company offered $1,000.00. The verdict for the injured man was for $158,000.00, 2013
  • $300,000.00 for a woman who suffered a head injury after falling down stairs in her condominium complex

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Jeremy was elected to the John Marshall Alumni Association Board of Directors.   As a Board Member, Jeremy has become involved with the John Marshall Alumni Association Freedom Award and has served as a committee member for the Award Committee.  , 2014
  • Mr. Geller served as the President of the Illinois Council on Problem Gambling from 2006-2008 and is currently a Board Member on the Illinois Alliance on Problem Gambling.  He is a member of the Decalogue Society and and is an active member of the community.

Educational Background:

  • John Marshall Law School - Juris Doctor - Law Degree, 2002
  • University of Wisconsin, B.S. in Communications and Computer Science, Minor in Biology, Chemistry and Advertising, 1999

Industry Groups

  • Car Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Premises Liability
Office Location for Jeremy L. Geller

205 W. Wacker Dr.
Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60606

Phone: 312-269-1329

 

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Last Updated: 10/18/2018

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