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Jamie M. Trapp

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Jamie M. Trapp was born and raised in Chicago. He grew up in a blue-collar, working-class neighborhood in the city. He attended high school in Chicago and graduated from DePaul University Law School. Since 1981, Mr. Trapp has concentrated his practice on the representation of people who have been injured due to the negligence of another. He has represented clients throughout the State of Illinois who have been seriously injured due to car accidents, construction site negligence, medical malpractice, unsafe products, and other incidents.

Within five years after graduating from law school, Mr. Trapp obtained verdicts and settlements that were widely reported in Chicago and national news publications. Recently, he achieved a $12,000,000 settlement for a mother of a newborn where, during labor, the hospital and doctors gave the mother the drug, Pitocin, in a manner that was against the hospital’s safety policies. The administration of Pitocin caused severe problems for the newborn. The settlement will provide for lifelong care for the newborn and family. In another case, Mr. Trapp negotiated a settlement during trial for $8,000,000 for a woman given the wrong medication in an emergency room of a local hospital. At the beginning of another recent trial, Mr. Trapp settled with a hospital and physician for $10,000,000 for injuries to a newborn.

Jamie M. Trapp has been the seminar planning Chairman for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, which provides continuing legal education to attorneys practicing in the area. Mr. Trapp is the editor of “Automobile Litigation in Illinois.” He was awarded the “President’s Award” by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association in recognition of his service to that organization.

Since 2005, and every year thereafter, Mr. Trapp has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer®. This is a distinction awarded only to the top 5% of all Illinois attorneys in his concentration of personal injury. He is also recognized by Leading Lawyers, a distinction awarded by his peers, as a top Illinois personal injury attorney. Mr. Trapp is AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell©, the leading national law publication in the United States. AV Preeminent® is a significant rating accomplishment, the highest possible rating an attorney can obtain for legal ability and adherence to the highest standard of professional conduct.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1981

Published Works

  • “Automobile Litigation in Illinois,” Editor

Classes/Seminars

  • Seminar planning Chairman, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Education
  • Juris Doctorate DePaul University College of Law - Graduate School Chicago, IL 1981
Memberships
  • Illinois Bar Association
    Illinois Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
    Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • America’s Trial Lawyer’s Association
    America’s Trial Lawyer’s Association
  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Rating 35 Years of Serving the Community
    Martindale-Hubbell: AV Rating 35 Years of Serving the Community
  • Super Lawyers: Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL
    Super Lawyers: Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL
  • Chicago Tribune: Leading personal injury attorneys in Illinois
    Chicago Tribune: Leading personal injury attorneys in Illinois
  • Leading Lawyers
    Leading Lawyers
    Trapp & Geller is an excellent firm to work with.

    “They are extremely professional, treat your case with the utmost attention, and have nothing but your best interests in mind in helping you achieve the compensation you deserve.”

    - Cruz S.
    I couldn't be happier and am so glad I hired Trapp & Geller.

    “Jeremy helped me with a dog bit case for my 5-year-old son. He explained things to me clearly, answered all my questions, and told me when I had to act. All in, he was extremely professional and competent.”

    - Lucio G.
    My experience with Trapp & Geller was better than I expected.

    “They were always professional, prompt, and caring. The whole staff from my lawyer, paralegals, and reception were always so kind, quick, and courteous! I was very happy with my settlement, Thanks again Trapp & Geller for everything!”

    - Tanya F.
    Trapp & Geller is an excellent firm to work with.

    “They are extremely professional, treat your case with the utmost attention, and have nothing but your best interests in mind in helping you achieve the compensation you deserve.”

    - Travis W.
    Trapp & Geller helped me through a difficult time.

    “I worked with Jeremy Geller and he was an excellent listener, diligent worker, and made sure I was informed and comfortable throughout the entire process. I truly felt that I was in good hands.”

    - Lindsey E.

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