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Peter Francis Geraci

also known as Geraci Law LLC

About me

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, the website for that bankruptcy practice, for more information. 


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 90%
    42 years, 65.5 thousand cases
  2. Birth Injury: 5%
    42 years, 20 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 5%
    42 years, 5 thousand cases



Contingent (20-40%), Fixed (always), Free consultation (10 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jefferey O. Katz

    In a city full of lawyers, Peter Francis Geraci is one of the best I have ever had the pleasure of working with on both bankruptcy and litigation matters. What sets Peter apart from the rest is his tireless devotion to doing justice. Peter's ethics and morals set him apart from every other lawyer I have ever met. When he sees an injustice or decides to correct a situation that is unjust, unethical or wrong, Peter devotes himself like no other lawyer to correct that wrong.


    Jefferey Katz Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Adam E Suchy

    I full endorse Mr. Geraci. His passion for superb service and attorney excellence is uncompromising and inspiring.


    Adam Suchy Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Geraci Law LLC

55 E. Monroe St. #3400
National Headquarters
Chicago, IL, 60603-5710

Geraci Law LLC

5495 E 82nd St
Indianapolis, IN, 46250

Geraci Law LLC

2505 N Mayfair Road
Milwaukee, WI, 53226-1404

Geraci Law LLC

33 N Roselle Road
Schaumburg, IL, 60194

Geraci Law LLC

7707 S. U.S. 31
Greenwood, IN, 46227

Geraci Law LLC

1888 N Farnsworth
Aurora, IL, 60505



MIActive And In Good Standing200808/04/2016
FLMember in Good Standing200406/19/2016
WIGood Standing199603/23/2015
INActive In Good Standing199608/07/2016
NYCurrently registered 199607/10/2016
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197405/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Spirit of Benevolence AwardLittle City Foundation2006
Champion of Order of Protectors of Consumer DebtorsNational Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys2004
Friend of Consumer DebtorsNational Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys2003
Distinguished Champion of the Order of Protectors of DebtorsNational Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Inc.2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerGeraci Law LLC1977 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Indiana Bar FoundationN/A2014 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember1999 - Present
National Association of Chapter 13 TrusteesChapter 13 Trustee Association1996 - Present
Indiana State Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Milwaukee Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationIllinois Attorney Bar Association1974 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Chase v. Glen Oaks Hospital and Medical Center$6.5 million verdict for medical mapractice
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Publication nameTitleDate
Complete Book on BankruptcyYour Guide to Consumer Bankruptcy2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Top 8 Complications in BankruptcyEthical Considerations2010
Exemptions and Injury Cases in BankruptcyPersonal Injury & Bankruptcy2010
The Basics of Chapters 7 and 13Chapter 7 or 13: Select the Right Chapter for Your Client2008
Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy LawQualifying Your Client for Chapter 7 or 132008
Collecton Law Tips and StrategiesFair Debt Collection Practices2008