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Geraldine Gakay Ly

Geraldine Gakay Ly

also known as Geraldine Ly

Practice areas:

Workers Compensation, Personal Injury

About Me

Geraldine Ly has been representing injured workers and plaintiffs for 20 years, obtaining numerous six- and seven-figure judgments, settlements and awards for her clients in the areas of workers' compensation, personal injury, condemnation and eminent domain. We place close attention to detail, reviewing each fact, law and procedure that could affect your case. 

Our boutique law firm's detail-oriented approach is evident in the way we handle legal matters, including:

  • Work-related injury: We can help you take action after a work-related injury, whether that is filing a workers' compensation claim or personal injury lawsuit. Our firm handles claims for blue collar and white collar workers in many different professions, including law enforcement, sales people, office workers and factory workers.

  • Accident and injury claims: Geraldine Ly has a long history of civil litigation experience and is well-respected for her aggressive representation and impressive trial skills. She does not hesitate to take personal injury and wrongful death claims to trial when a trial is necessary to achieve the best possible results.

  • Government takings of private property: When your property is at risk of condemnation or when the government wishes to take it, legal representation is critical to make sure that you are properly compensated. We can help protect your property rights.


Languages Spoken: Cantonese

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Workers Compensation: 70%
  2. Personal Injury: 30%



Contingent (15-33%), Retainer (Sometimes)

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Robert Thomas Bryson

    I had the distinct pleasure of working with Geraldine on a high profile inverse condemnation case which transitioned to a bad faith case against a tower of insurance companies. Throughout these matters, Geraldine exhibited the pinnacle of professionalism and legal acumen. She is an advocate in the truest sense. I wholeheartedly endorse her as a litigator and trial attorney.


    Robert Bryson Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Alison Swicker Gokal

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Alison Gokal Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

1801 Parkcourt Place, Bldg H
Santa Ana, CA, 92701




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2015

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Geraldine Ly2014 - Present
PartnerLaw Offices of Real Hernadez & Ly1997 - 2014


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember2012 - Present
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationVice President2002 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
(Injured Worker) vs IKEASettlement
(Injured Worker) vs RR DonnelleySettled

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Publication NameTitleDate
The Gavel (OCTLA)Seeking Damages in Workers Compensation Claims?2014


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
California St Univ NorthridgeN/AundergraduateN/A
California Western SOLN/AlawN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Palm Springs SeminarWelcome Reception2014