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Gerald Jonathan Bekkerman

Gerald Jonathan Bekkerman

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Animal & Dog Bites

About Me

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.

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Languages Spoken: Russian, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Car Accidents: 48%
    9 years, 500 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 47%
    9 years, 500 cases
  3. Animal & Dog Bites: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33%)

Attorney Endorsements

13 total 

  • Muniza Bawaney

    If Jerry is representing you, you are in excellent hands. I had the pleasure of going to law school with him and I can say that not only is he a great lawyer but he is also a great person.

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    Muniza Bawaney Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brandon Ethan Peck

    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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    Brandon Peck Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Bekkerman Law Offices, LLC

444 N. Michigan Ave
Suite 1000
Chicago, IL, 60611

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WIGood Standing200903/27/2015
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200708/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2012

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerBekkerman Law Offices, LLC2010 - Present
Associate AttorneyCoplan & Crane, Ltd.2009 - 2010
Associate AttorneyWhiting Law Group, LLC2007 - 2009
Law clerksAnesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen, Ltd.2004 - 2007

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Association for JusticeAttorney Member2012 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2008 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationAttorney Member2008 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationAttorney Member2007 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Montgomery v. ChicagoUnanimous 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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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of IllinoisPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2004

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Bicycle Safety and LawsWhat to do after a bike accident2011