Gerald J. Bekkerman, founder of Bekkerman Law Offices, LLC, is a respected trial lawyer with a history of success representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases. Gerald began his career as an insurance defense lawyer, specializing in defending commercial and general liability injury cases. This early experience as a defense lawyer has given Gerald a unique perspective and now provides an advantage when pursuing cases against large corporations and insurance companies. It did not take Gerald long to realize that his true calling in the law was not working for insurance companies, but helping individuals, and their families, who have been injured through the negligence of others.
Gerald has helped to obtain millions of dollars for his clients in various personal injury cases and has established an amazing success rate. During his career, Gerald has shown his ability to act under pressure when taking on several high profile cases that garnered media attention while still giving his full focus to all of his clients. In every case, Gerald focuses on meeting the needs of his clients with compassion and diligence, while maintaining careful attention to the complex details of their cases.
Gerald is licensed to practice in Illinois state and federal courts. To serve his clients better, he also became licensed to practice in the Wisconsin state and federal courts. Gerald is also fluent in Russian and proficient in Spanish.
Languages spoken: Russian, Spanish
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Jerry does a great job for his clients, taking the time to get to know each client on an extremely personal level which allows him to determine how he can best help. Jerry's personal attention to each matter allows him to continuously obtain fantastic results for his clients time and time again.
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2007||11/12/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Illinois Super Lawyers||2014|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Illinois Super Lawyers||2013|
|Rising Star||Illinois Super Lawyers||2012|
|Managing Partner||Bekkerman Law Offices, LLC||2010 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Coplan & Crane, Ltd.||2009 - 2010|
|Associate Attorney||Whiting Law Group, LLC||2007 - 2009|
|Law clerks||Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen, Ltd.||2004 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice||Attorney Member||2012 - Present|
|Illinois Trial Lawyers Association||Attorney Member||2008 - Present|
|Chicago Bar Association||Attorney Member||2008 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Attorney Member||2007 - Present|
|Montgomery v. Chicago||Unanimous jury verdict of $2.27 million|
|Davis v. Chicago Rental||$900,000.00 settlement|
|Guzman v. CPD||$525,000.00 settlement|
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|Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|University of Illinois||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2004|
|Bicycle Safety and Laws||What to do after a bike accident||2011|