Peter Francis Geraci is a well-known attorney licensed to practice law in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Florida, New York and California. He is licensed in those state courts, and also in the United States District Courts for those states, as well as varies United States Courts of Appeal, and the United States Supreme court. .
Peter Francis Geraci was born and raised in Chicago. He is the 4th generation of Illinois attorney in his family. His great-great grandfather, Francis A. Hoffmann, was lieutenant governor of Illinois during the Civil War, and was one of the founders of the Republican Party, being a leader of the German immigrants in Illinois who staunchly opposed slavery. Mr. Geraci's great-grandfather, Francis A. Hoffman, Jr., was corporation counsel of chicago in the 1880's, and his grandfather was a corporate attorney who received his B.A. from Knox College, and his J.D. from University of Michigan. Mr. Geraci's sister is also an attorney.
Mr. Geraci received his B.A. from DePaul University in 1971, where he was editor in chief of The DePaulia, the student newspaper. He received his Juris Doctor degree from DePaul University College of Law in 1974, and was first admitted to practice law in Illinois on May 21, 1974.
Peter Francis Geraci is married to Holly B. (Wakefield) Geraci, with whom he attended Foreman High School on the northwest side of Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. Geraci are supporters of many charitable organizations, and Mrs. Geraci is currently serving on the Women's Board of the Lincoln Park Zoo, and on the board of the Loretto Hospital Foundation.
Mr. Geraci's law firm, the Law Offices of Peter Francis Geraci, was founded in 1977. It has evolved from a general practice firm, to a multi-state law firm concentrating in consumer bankruptcy with about 30 offices in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan.
Peter Francis Geraci is a member of an affiliated firm, Geraci, Arreola and Hernandez, L.L.C. concentrates in serious injury cases, work injuries, construction injuries, trucking accidents, and other serious personal injuries, across the country. Mr. Geraci is an accomplished trial attorney. His largest jury verdict to date is $6.5 million, awarded in DuPage County, Illinois, in 2003. Before that time, there were no large medical malpractice verdicts in that county. Mr. Geraci's case, on behalf of a disabled 11 year old injured at birth when his mother's care was neglected by hospital personnel, established that a properly prepared case medical malpractice case can receive a fair trial even in a staunchly conservative locale. Since that time, there have been 3 other medical malpractice verdicts larger than this case in DuPage County. The case was appealed by the defense, upheld in the Appellate and Supreme Courts of Illinois, and after exhausting appeals, the defendant paid the full verdict including every cent of interest, amounting to a recovery of over $8 million. After costs of trial and appeal and attorneys' fees, which are low in many medical malpractice cases, the guardian of the estate of the minor had on deposit almost $6 million to provide for future care for the expected life of the young disabled man.
Although Peter Francis Geraci has long practiced trial law, solely on behalf of injured persons, he is better know for his consumer bankruptcy practice. Visit www.infotapes.com, the website for that bankruptcy practice, for more information.
Languages Spoken: Spanish, English
Contingent (20-40%), Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (10 minutes)
I have worked for Mr. Geraci for over 8 years. He is a committed and compassionate advocate for his clients and an invaluable asset to those who are fortunate enough to work for him and learn from his many years of bankruptcy practice. He is always seeking to expand his already extensive knowledge, and passes on that knowledge to his employees to ensure those who come to Geraci Law for financial help are receiving the absolute best representation available.
Felicia Petroff Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Geraci excels at everything he does in life. Luckily, he has chosen to assist those who have financial issues. He ensures that all of his employees provide the best representation to all of his clients via hands on instruction and weekly continuing learning education seminars. I am grateful to have him as my mentor and Boss.
Abraham Pinon Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2008||10/08/2015|
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2004||09/08/2015|
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1974||08/17/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Spirit of Benevolence Award||Little City Foundation||2006|
|Champion of Order of Protectors of Consumer Debtors||National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||2004|
|Friend of Consumer Debtors||National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||2003|
|Distinguished Champion of the Order of Protectors of Debtors||National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Inc.||2002|
|Managing Partner||Geraci Law LLC||1977 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Member||1999 - Present|
|Chase v. Glen Oaks Hospital and Medical Center||$6.5 million verdict for medical mapractice|
|See all Legal Cases|
|Complete Book on Bankruptcy||Your Guide to Consumer Bankruptcy||2008|
|DePaul University College of Law||N/A||Juris Doctor||1974|
|Top 8 Complications in Bankruptcy||Ethical Considerations||2010|
|Exemptions and Injury Cases in Bankruptcy||Personal Injury & Bankruptcy||2010|
|The Basics of Chapters 7 and 13||Chapter 7 or 13: Select the Right Chapter for Your Client||2008|
|Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy Law||Qualifying Your Client for Chapter 7 or 13||2008|
|Collecton Law Tips and Strategies||Fair Debt Collection Practices||2008|