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Geraldine Gakay Ly

Workers compensation Attorney at Santa Ana, CA

4.7   30 reviews

also known as Geraldine Ly

  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found

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About Geraldine

Learn Geraldine’s areas of practice.

Geraldine Ly has been representing injured workers and plaintiffs for over 23 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.


Geraldine Gakay Ly
2677 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, CA, 92705

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4.7 / 5.0
  30 customer reviews
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Posted by Dan Y | May 31, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
More than double 10 out of a perfect 10
She is so highly adept, beyond doubt, on my issues and what to expect from a case. I never have been comprehensively enlightened before by others. She is the first one to guide me. Her expertise definitely open up to direct me to see the right perspective, looking forward. Words are not enough!
Posted by Veronica | November 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Literally, The Best Attorney Ever!!
My father passed away with a settlement that was signed but not finished in court due to covid. She went in and fought for my family. 13 months, to the day, after daddy's death we received our settlement check. I live in Texas and have never met her face to face. I wish I could give her a huge hug and thank her in person. Words can never express how thankful and blessed we are to have found her! She was caring, sympathetic, and most of all, my biggest support through all this! If you need a "Go get um" lawyer, look no further, here she is!
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely AMAZING!
No words. “Thank you” seems inadequate to express my appreciation to you for your diligence, hard work and support throughout this journey. I am appreciative and grateful for you and thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have an amazing leader in Geraldine and an amazing team, as well. You have all been so professional and caring from Day One. Thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Workers Comp
Geraldine is definitely a go to attorney for your workers compensation and personal injury and legal issue etc.... Even though she unable to take my case and went out to asked around to see any other attorney to take my case. She was on the phone with me over 30 mins to explain why she can't take my case. She is very caring about her client and willing to help you fight for what is right.
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Posted by Deborah | May 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
D Munden
Geraldine and her team handled most of the employees involved in the San Bernardino terrorist attack. If it wasn't for her and her knowledge of worker's compensation law, the County would have succeeded in swindling us out of benefits that we were legally entitled to.
Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney!
Dealing with a Workers Comp case and trying to find the right attorney can be foreign and intimidating, as was the case for me. Luckily I was referred to Geraldine Ly by a coworker. From the beginning to the final decision for a settlement with my case, Geraldine and her staff were aggressively working for me and my best interests. She held her ground with her demands and if the case stalled she would continue to push forward and keep it moving. Geraldine Ly is a quality attorney who will aggressively fight your case. I am absolutely pleased with her results and would recommend her to family, friends or anyone who is in need of a Workers Comp Attorney. Outstanding law firm!
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Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best Consultancy!
I got Geraldine consultancy and help on a case that was time sensitive and that required understanding beyond the US laws too. Geraldine was extraordinarily professional and pragmatic, showing me the options that I had for my case being realistic. My talk with her definitely helped me in a way that I end up making me feel ready to face my problem with all the tools and arguments. Aside from his professionalism, she is very kind and patient always willing to hear every detail or idea you have on mind.
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Posted by Joseph | June 10, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you for all your support!
Geraldine was referred to my friend from another great attorney to help him understand more different scenarios of negotiation from the company he used to work with before getting involved in a lawsuit. She was thorough and on top of every detail. I strongly recommend her legal services if you have questions about your employment.
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Posted by Mitch | January 23, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful
I had a situation where I wasn’t exactly sure which route to pursue next. I was fortunate to be able to exchange several e-mails with Geraldine and it proved to be very helpful. She was very friendly, gave me some useful information, gladly answered the few questions that I did have and I am very appreciative of that. Although, it turned out that my next best step was to not retain an attorney, I would have gladly retained her if it turned out to be the other way around. I wouldn’t hesitate to reach out to her again should another situation arise that I needed help with.
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Posted by Damion | January 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Geraldine was excellent in representing me for my worker's comp injury. From the first conversation with Geraldine, I had confidence that my case would be handled correctly. She was extremely knowledgeable about injuries and diagnoses. Geraldine worked well with the defense attorney; professional and cordial, yet not giving any ground and vigorously representing my best interests. I was kept informed of the status of my case, negotiations, and court dates. Geraldine was accessible, and her staff was great. I would definitely recommend Geraldine to anyone injured on the job or in any type of accident.
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Posted by Ray | January 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Workers Compensation Attorney
Geraldine is hands down the best Workers Compensation (WC) Attorney and advocate you will find. She and her staff are very professional and personal. Once I hired Geraldine, she took care of everything and kept me well informed about the progress of my case. She fought and advocated for my health care needs and far exceeded my expectations of a final settlement. Geraldine and her staff are fully committed to help you through this complicated process.
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Posted by anonymous | December 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trusted professional
A long case regarding a back injury. She always responded promptly. She will put you at ease. I must say she goes to bat for you.
Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer!
Geraldine was very thorough in explaining every aspect of my case to me. She was very courteous as was her staff. They are prompt to return phone calls and emails and made sure that I was informed about everything. I couldn't find a competent doctor so they found one for me. After struggling through my case by myself I was referred to this office and had my case resolved fairly quickly with no problems at all. I would definitely recommend her!
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Posted by Daryle | August 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superior Excellence!!!
Geraldine was highly recommended to me by a Law Firm back east. I was looking for an attorney for workers comp who understood what RSD / CRPS was. My case was very complex involving many doctors and surgeries. Geraldine, Claudia and her office staff always keep me informed and comfortable with the progress of my case. All I had to do was work on getting better. Geraldine is highly knowledgeable and experienced. I recommend Geraldine to anyone who is looking for a work comp or P.I. attorney. I am blessed to have meet Geraldine she is my Angel! I trust Geraldine with my life!!!
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Posted by Norah Bonwit | January 26, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Attorney Ly was extremely helpful and knowlegeable as to the merits of my worker's compensation case. She was expedient, confident, and compassionate when listening and giving my husband and I her opinion in reference to my case. Ms Ly was the third attorney I had considered and spoken to regarding the possibility of filing a lawsuit. She was superior by far in her knowledge base but the best part was her "humanity" and respect shown while discussing the case with us. Had I decided to pursue litigation I would definitely of hired Geraldine G Ly to handle my worker's compensation case.
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Posted by Norman | July 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Work comp
Difficult work comp case...previous atty had quit with no explanation. Geraldine took on the case, and did her absolute best to try and fix a bad situation. Sometimes, things are so messed up that there is no fixing it, I finally decided that a bird in hand was better than two in the bush. Geraldine did what could be done, and I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by Mark | June 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Back on my feet.
In a world of penny poaching lawyers I had the misfortune of hiring who worked for themselves, not in my in my best entrusted interest Mrs. Ly came through for me. After procrastinating, hiring their so called "experts" to hand out my cases compensation to their cronies Mrs Ly helped clarify the confusion I was left with and got me a settlement in a more than reasonable amount of time.
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Posted by Joanne | May 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Geraldine Ly has been wonderful. She is smart, compassionate and has gone above and beyond for me. Her office staff ALWAYS treats you with professionalism and courtesy. Every time I have called I received such excellent customer service. I would highly recommend Geraldine Ly to anyone who needs a PI or Work Comp attorney.
Posted by Marty | June 19, 2015
Great Lawyer-Easy to Work With
Geraldine knows what to do and how to do it. She gets results and is a pleasure to work with. I would use her again and would highly recommend her to others. She is the work comp. adjuster's worst nightmare.
Posted by RONALD | April 10, 2015
Finally, I have an attorney in California that I would use for any legal situation I might have. From the very first phone call and meeting with her, I felt very comfortable. I immediately trusted her judgement, explanations and planning. She provided me with opinions based on the law and with her experience in dealing with many other cases. Geraldine acquired a very fair settlement for me and her fee structure was extremely reasonable. I might add that I am not the easiest person to deal with but she and her staff are very patient and understanding. Her demeanor is reassuring and confident. Geraldine and her staff are very professional, considerate and polite and they regularly kept me informed by mail, faxes, emails and phone calls. In my personal and professional life, I sometimes need the services of an attorney and Geraldine has my business. Without reservation, I absolutely recommend Geraldine Ly and her exceptional staff to anyone needing legal services. Thank You, Ronald B. Newport Beach, California Shady, Oregon
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  • Contingency 15%-33%
  • Retainer Sometimes


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Geraldine Ly
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Law Offices of Real Hernadez & Ly
  • 1997 - 2014


  • California Western SOL
  • law
  • N/A
  • California St Univ Northridge
  • undergraduate
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • (Injured Worker) vs RR Donnelley
  • Settled
  • (Injured Worker) vs IKEA
  • Settlement


  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Vice President
  • 2002 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Cantonese

Honors and Awards

  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015


Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (3)
Endorse Geraldine
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Geraldine is an amazing attorney. Do not settle for anything other than the best. Go with Geraldine."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Geraldine is savy, smart and tough. She fights for her clients and gets results. I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Geraldine wholeheartedly. She is one of the most hard-working and compassionate attorneys that I've ever come across. She is the best of the best in Workers Compensation cases. Highly recommended!"
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I wholeheartedly endorse Ms. Ly. We have worked on several matters together and I have referred several cases to her over the years. She handles all of her clients with respect and dignity and provides just the right amount of aggressiveness to resolve cases favorably for her clients. I would recommend her for any worker's compensation case without any reservations."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I highly recommend Mrs. Ly for anyone with a Workers' Compensation matter in California."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Geraldine is an excellent attorney. I've referred to her clients of mine and they've all been very happy with her work. She and her staff are very personable and very professional."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Geraldine Ly is an effective and aggressive, yet compassionate, advocate for her clients. It's been my pleasure to work with Geraldine on several projects, and to recommend her to clients in need of help with workers' compensation matters. Her work ethic, and her skills, are top notch."
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Geraldine is a wonderful person and a zealous advocate. I'd retain her as my lawyer any day!"
Litigation Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Geraldine is an excellent litigator and trial lawyer with impressive results."
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Santa Ana Workers compensation Lawyer Geraldine Gakay Ly
Geraldine Gakay Ly
Workers compensation Attorney
Santa Ana, CA
Licensed for 29 years