Paul T. Geske
Top rated class action & mass torts attorney in Chicago, IllinoisMcGuire Law, P.C.
Practice Areas: Class action & mass torts, Consumer law, General litigation; view more
Licensed in Illinois since: 2015
Paul T. Geske is an attorney at McGuire Law, where he focuses his practice on class actions and complex civil litigation. Located in Chicago, Illinois, Mr. Geske has handled a number of high-profile lawsuits at the trial and appellate court levels before both state and federal courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Geske has been admitted to practice since 2015.
Prior to joining McGuire Law, Paul worked for a leading litigation firm in Chicago, and served as a judicial extern for the Honorable James R. Epstein at the Illinois First District Court of Appeals, Fourth Division.
Paul received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the Chicago-Kent College of Law. During law school, Paul was an Executive Articles Editor of the Chicago-Kent Law Review and an editor for the Seventh Circuit Review. He was also awarded the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Medal of Excellence for his scholarship and won the inaugural Judge John D. Schwartz Memorial writing competition. Paul received his B.A., cum laude, from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Practice areasClass action/mass torts: plaintiff, Consumer law, General litigation
Class actions, Consumer protection, Litigation
- 80% Class action/mass torts: plaintiff
- 10% Consumer law
- 10% General litigation
First Admitted: 2015, Illinois
Professional Webpage: http://www.mcgpc.com/attorneys/
- 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. http://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/news/2015/paul-geske-receives-american-bankruptcy-institute-medal-of-excellence#sthash.8FS0ThJz.dpuf, American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence, American Bankruptcy Institute, 2015
- BA in Political Science, Minor in Economics - University of Illinois at Chicago, 2015
- 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
- Article discussing class action practice in Illinois state court, Author, Avoiding Pickoff Moves in Illinois Class Actions, Illinois Bar Journal, 2017
- Article discussing the doctrine of mootness in class actions following a landmark Supreme Court decision., Co-Author, Class Actions Back from the Brink: The Future of Mootness and “Pick-Offs” in Class Action Litigation Following Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, Jurist.org, 2016
- Article offering tips for law students pursuing summer internships at law firms., Author, Summer Internships: Eight Tips for Law Students, CBA Record, 2016
- Law review article on the doctrine of oppression in Illinois LLCs., Author, Oppress Me No More: Amending the Illinois LLC Act to Provide Additional Remedies for Oppressed Minority Members, Chicago-Kent Law Review, 2015
- Law review article on a bankruptcy trustee's strong-arm powers vis-a-vis the federal government and sovereign immunity., Author, Seventh Circuit Holds that Bankruptcy Trustee's "Strong-Arm" Powers are not Strong Enough for the IRS, Seventh Circuit Review, 2014
- Chicago Bar Association - Class Action Committee, 2021
- Illinois State Bar Association - Member, 2019
- American Bar Association - Member, 2019
Office location for Paul T. Geske
55 W. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
- Rising Stars: 2020 - 2023