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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2007||11/18/2016|
|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|
|Yarosh, et al. v. Eagle Transport||Unanimous jury verdict of $350,000.00|
|Davis v. Chicago Rental||$900,000.00 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|
Posted by Landon
I was referred to Jerry by two other attorneys when I slipped on ice, in the parking lot at Wrigley Field, and broke my leg. As soon as we began the process of filing a suit, Jerry told me exactly what the process would entail. Everything went the way he said it would. I never doubted his expertise, as he was always genuine and positive. The legal process takes time (which was emphasized heavily from the beginning) but he was great about keeping my up to speed. I found this quite comforting. Also, every contact I had with him began with him showing genuine concern for my personal well-being, before reviewing the facts. I never intended to come out ahead after all was said and done. I simply wanted compensation for my immense medical bills (I was uninsured). Jerry knew that my case was more valuable though. The outcome was way more fruitful than I could have ever expected. It was a combination of this and him just being a good person that inspired me to write this review.
Posted by Jenna
At the end of 2009 my fiance and I were in a bad car accident and Jerry was immensely helpful as we navigated through the process. He kept us very informed of all the legal proceedings and gave us the information we needed to come to the best possible outcome. Without Jerry's help and expertise it would have been a miserable and extremely confusing experience. I would recommend Jerry to any friend, family member or colleague who has been injured. He is knowledgeable and compassionate and I found him to be very qualified in dealing with these cases.
Posted by Jake
I had the very unfortunate experience of being blind-sided by an Escalade who ran a red light and T-boned my vintage and beautifully restored Porsche, turning it into a fireball and complete loss. I was lucky to walk away from the accident, but I was severely injured and unable to work, on top of losing my car. Luckily Mr. Bekkerman walked me through the entire process with confidence and expertise, making a seemingly difficult situation relatively easy and manageable. At the end of the day, Mr. Bekkerman got me a very favorable outcome, with complete reimbursement of all medical expenses, time and quality of life lost, and compensation far over and above the cost and restoration of my car. He was an absolute pleasure to work with and exceeded any and all expectations I had.
Brandon Peck, Elder law Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
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.