Jeremy L. Geller is Partner at Trapp & Geller. He concentrates his practice on automobile negligence, premises liability, medical malpractice and serious personal injury matters. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Geller graduated from the University of Wisconsin and the John Marshall Law School where he was president of the Decalogue Society and was a Representative with the Sports Law Society and the Student Council. Mr. Geller is married and lives in the downtown area with his wife, Stacy, a teacher.
Jeremy was recently voted as an Illinois SuperLawyers Rising Star, which is an honor earned by less than 5% of Illinois Attorneys. He was recently elected to the John Marshall Law School Alumni Association Board of Directors where he will serve a three year term. He was also recently named as a named Partner at Trapp & Geller.
Since joining the firm, Mr. Geller has obtained millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts on behalf of his injured clients. In December 2010, Mr. Geller proceeded to trial against the City of Chicago where a Chicago Police Officer collided head-on with our 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.
Recently, Mr. Geller was successful in achieving a confidential 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 a wheelchair through an open field and caused to fall and suffer catastrophic injuries from a concealed hole in the ground.
In another case, Mr. Geller achieved a significant settlement on behalf of the family of an elderly woman who was dropped by nurses at a nursing home causing her to break her hip and requiring surgery. Mr. Geller was also recently successful in achieving more than $300,000.00 for a woman who suffered a head injury after falling down stairs in her condominium complex.
Mr. Geller is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, American Bar Association, and the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice and is an active member of the community.
Languages Spoken: Spanish, English
Licensed since 2002
As a fellow attorney in Chicago, I have had the pleasure of knowing Jeremy for many years. When it comes to personal injury, Jeremy is one of the elite lawyers in the Chicago area. I have witnessed Jeremy vigorously advocate for his clients both inside and outside of the courtroom. The results he has obtained for his clients has gained Jeremy tremendous respect in the Chicago legal community. On top of that, Jeremy is trustworthy and a great guy. I would recommend him to anyone.
Jonathan Merel Family Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Jeremy Geller is one of the most hard-working and knowledgeable accident/injury attorneys around, and he really does "go to bat" for his clients. Having had the privilege of knowing Jeremy in both a personal and professional capacity for many years, I have witnessed first-hand how much time and dedication he devotes to his practice, and I would not hesitate for a second to recommend his services to my own clients should they ever be in need of an experienced and aggressive personal injury attorney.
Shawn Robin Workers Compensation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2002||05/14/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top One Percent||Litigator Awards||2015|
|Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|Top 10 Attorney Award||National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Top Contributor 2014||Avvo||2014|
|Client's Choice Award||Avvo||2014|
|Top 40 under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Top Contributor 2013||Avvo||2013|
|Partner||Trapp & Geller||2014 - Present|
|Attorney||Jamie Trapp & Associates||2005 - 2013|
|Attorney||Jeffrey M. Goldberg Law Offices||2002 - 2005|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|John Marshall Law School Alumni Association||Board of Directors||2014 - Present|
|Trial Lawyers for Public Justice||Member||2005 - 2008|
|Illinois Council on Problem Gambling||President||2005 - 2008|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Illinois Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||2004 - Present|
|Chicago Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|John Marshall Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|University of Wisconsin, Madison||Communication||Bachelors||N/A|
|Illinois Gaming Board||Problem Gambling||2006|