Paul T. Geske

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Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Chicago, IL

McGuire Law, P.C.
 | 55 W. Wacker Drive, 9th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-216-5179
Selected To Rising Stars: 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2015
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (80%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Consumer Law (10%)
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    The attorney at McGuire Law, Paul T. Geske focuses his practice on complex civil litigation. Located in the firm’s offices in Chicago, Illinois, he has handled both individual lawsuits at the trial and appellate levels before state and federal courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Geske has been admitted to practice before all Illinois state courts since 2015.

    As an undergraduate, Mr. Geske attended the University of Illinois at Chicago. While he was there, he majored in political science and economics and was a research assistant with the school’s political science department before receiving a Bachelor of Arts cum laude. Mr. Geske then remained in Chicago for his legal education and enrolled at the Chicago-Kent College of Law, which is part of the Illinois Institute of Technology. While he was there, he served on the Chicago-Kent Law Review and won several academic rewards before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2015 and being inducted into the Order of the Coif.

    During his tenure in law school, Mr. Geske also served a legal externship with a judge on the state’s 1st District Appellate Court, and he clerked for area law firms. He became an associate at McGuire Law in November 2015. Since that time, he has worked on several challenging cases, including one that was based on the doctrine of mootness in class actions that reached the United States Supreme Court and which resulted in a 6-3 decision in favor of his client. Another one of his cases that resulted in a successful outcome, one before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, involved the Flint River water crisis. Mr. Geske is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and other professional groups.

    Practice Areas
    • 80%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
    • 10%General Litigation
    • 10%Consumer Law
    Focus Areas

    Class Actions, Litigation, Consumer Protection


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    Rising Stars: 2020 - 2021

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    Admitted: 2015, Illinois

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    • Law students participate by submitting papers on any issue of bankruptcy law or procedure, with particular emphasis on matters arising in federal courts in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. This competition honors Judge Schwartz’s well-recognized commitment to the development and integrity of insolvency and restructuring practice., First Place, John D. Schwartz Memorial Writing Competition, Bankruptcy Liaison Committee for the Northern District of Illinois, 2015
    • The Medal of Excellence program was developed by Christopher F. Graham of the New York law firm of Thatcher Proffitt & Wood and inaugurated by the ABI in 1997. Participating law schools may nominate the student with the highest grade in a bankruptcy course or other area of bankruptcy scholarship for the award., American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence, American Bankruptcy Institute, 2015

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Chicago Bar Association - Class Action Committee, 2019
    • Illinois State Bar Association - Member, 2019
    • American Bar Association - Member, 2019

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    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Member of the litigation team that obtained a 6-3 victory before the U.S. Supreme Court in Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, 136 S. Ct. 663 (2016), resulting in a precedent-setting decision regarding the doctrine of mootness in class actions., 2016
    • Inducted into the Order of the Coif, 2015
    • Successfully briefed and argued an appeal before the Sixth Circuit in Guertin et al. v. Michigan et al., 17-1698 (6th Cir.), one of the lead cases in the Flint Water Crisis litigation. Guertin was the first Flint Water Crisis case to successfully state a claim for violation of the substantive due process right to bodily integrity. On appeal, the Sixth Circuit sustained the plaintiffs’ due process claims, held that the City of Flint was not entitled to sovereign immunity under the 11th Amendment, and rejected an attempt by a number of Michigan and Flint government officials to assert a defense of qualified immunity., 2019

    Educational Background:

    • BA in Political Science, Minor in Economics - University of Illinois at Chicago, 2015
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    55 W. Wacker Drive
    9th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60601

    Phone: 312-216-5179

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