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About Us

We Have Obtained Hundreds of Millions of Dollars for Our Clients

Trapp & Geller is a Chicago-based law firm. We concentrate our practice in personal injury matters, including:

Our lawyers have represented individuals suffering from brain injuries, spinal injuries and herniated disk injuries, scarring and disfigurement, fractures and broken bones, nerve injuries, and many other orthopedic and sports injuries, such as torn ligaments, ruptured tendons, torn cartilage, slipped disk, and other types of back and neck injuries, resulting from all types of accidents. We also represent families who have lost loved ones in fatal accidents.

Contact us online or by telephone at (312) 900-8684 to discuss your case with an experienced attorney.

  • More than 25 Years of Experience

    Trapp & Geller has a passion for protecting the rights of the injured. We have the skill, experience, and knowledge to provide you with the highest legal advocacy. We will not rest until you get the compensation you deserve.

  • Customized Legal Strategies

    Each of our attorneys is in it to win your case as much of you are and take pride in getting the best possible result. With that, your dedicated attorney is always available and will even text you regarding your goals and case.

  • Responsive & Informative

    Our attorneys work with you one-on-one and make sure that, at every step of the process, you are fully aware of your case. We are fighting for your rights and always make sure that we are doing what is best for you.

  • Over $400 Million Recovered

    The attorneys at Trapp & Geller have the experience and knowledge to not only win, but to win BIG. When you entrust our team with your case, you can rest assured that we will fight for the maximum amount of compensation.

Accomplished Injury Law Firm

Trapp & Geller has settled and tried to verdict thousands of cases in its 30-year history. Our personal injury cases have been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, and Chicago Lawyer, as well as in national law-related journals and on numerous television broadcasts.

The firm has obtained many settlements and verdicts in the millions of dollars for its clients — some of whom have suffered catastrophic life-altering injuries.

Since 2005, Jamie M. Trapp has been named by Chicago Magazine as an Illinois Super Lawyer® — a distinction based on peer review, acknowledging him as among the top personal injury attorneys in the State of Illinois.

Jamie M. Trapp is AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell©, the leading law directory in the United States. AV Preeminent® is the highest rating an attorney can obtain for ethics and professionalism.

Contact Our Law Firm

Our attorneys offer free consultations, and we bill on a contingent fee basis — we do not get paid unless we win your case.

Contact us online or by telephone at (312) 900-8684 to discuss your case with an experienced attorney.

When You Have Been Injured, You Need a Team of Advocates

Your Success Is Our Success

We Have Obtained Hundreds of Millions of Dollars For Our Clients

  • Birth Injury $12.0 Million

    A mother was given excessive Pitocin during labor which caused brain damage to her newborn child. Shortly after filing the lawsuit, the hospital and doctor offered $12 million to settle the case. This money will be used to take care of the child and give her as full a life as possible under the circumstances.

  • Birth Injury $10.0 Million

    A routine ultrasound taken just prior to her due date showed that the twins were in fetal distress and emergency procedures needed to be undertaken. The radiologist misread the ultrasound noting it was normal. One of the infants was stillborn at birth and the other infant suffered profound brain damage until the time of his death at the age of 7. The hospital and doctor settled the case for $10 million.

  • Injured Worker $8.3 Million

    Carpenter was installing panels at a local job site and fell from a hydraulic lift resulting in serious injuries.

  • Emergency Room Error $8.0 Million

    A woman was mistakenly given a death penalty drug when she was admitted to a hospital with a stomach ache. The drug, which is a paralytic agent, caused the woman to stop breathing. She went into cardiac arrest and although she was rescued by the emergency room doctor, she suffered brain damage.

  • Collision $7.0 Million

    A young girl was injured in a collision when her mother had to swerve in order to avoid a Pace Van. The mother of an 18-month-old who sustained a lacerated liver after a medical-transportation van allegedly cut off the mother’s minivan and caused it to crash has settled her lawsuit for $7 million.

  • Fall at Work $3.75 Million

    An apprentice plumber fell through the floor of Trump Tower landing on the concrete below. He sustained injuries to his back, shoulder, and ankle. He was able to return to work following the accident.

  • Auto Accident $3.5 Million

    Settlement obtained for a 52-year old woman who suffered a broken leg after a car accident. According to the radiologist at the hospital, he reported a blood clot that was in danger of moving to her lungs, but her reporting doctors claimed they never received the report.

  • Head Injury $3.5 Million

    In 2012, Trapp & Geller settled a case against the general contractor and others in the amount of $3.5 million for negligence in allowing a support beam to fall, striking a laborer's head. The laborer suffered herniated discs in the neck.

  • Wrongful Death $2.5 Million

    A truck driver was standing on a roadway waiting for assistance after his truck broke down. A passing truck struck him resulting in his death.

  • Rear-End Collision $2.3 Million

    A 26- year old woman, while waiting in the drive-through line at a fast-food restaurant, was struck from behind injuring her shoulder. The injury developed into a rare nerve disorder called reflex sympathetic dystrophy or complex regional pain syndrome.

The Trapp & Geller Legal Team

The Right Attorneys. Right Now.
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    Jamie M. Trapp

    Partner

    Attorney Trapp 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 types of injury-related litigation.
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    Jeremy L. Geller

    Partner

    Jeremy L. Geller is a Partner at Trapp & Geller and handles all aspects of personal injury law. He has represented hundreds of clients in all types of injury cases including Car and Truck accidents, Taxi and Bus Accidents, Medical Malpractice cases, Construction Negligence, and more.
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    Daniel J. Aler

    Attorney

    Dan Aler is a talented and passionate attorney who represents clients in all types of personal injury matters. Dan began his legal career at Trapp & Geller as a law clerk and became an associate immediately after he passed the Bar exam in 2018.
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    John P. Kolb

    Attorney

    John P. Kolb has represented clients in all personal injury matters for over 25 years. For his entire legal career, John has represented parties for personal injuries, workers’ compensation, and civil litigation cases. As a lawyer, John has recovered more than $35,000,000 million dollars for injured clients.

Our Awards & Associations

  • AV Preeminent
    AV Preeminent

    Trapp & Geller has been awarded an AV Preeminent® rating by Martindale-Hubbell©, the leading national law publication law in the U.S. This is the highest possible ranking an attorney can obtain for ethics and professionalism. 

  • Illinois Super Lawyers®
    Illinois Super Lawyers®

    Jamie Trapp and Jeremy Geller have consistently been recognized as Illinois Super Lawyers®. The Super Lawyer distinction is based upon peer review, and judicial vetting and is only awarded to the top personal injury attorneys in Cook County and Illinois. Trapp & Geller have received the award every year since 2005.

  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
    America's Top 100 Attorneys

    In 2018 and 2019, Jeremy Geller was named Lifetime Achievement selection among America’s Top 100 Attorneys®.

  • Nation’s Top One Percent
    Nation’s Top One Percent

    Since 2015, Jeremy Geller has been named as of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

  • Chicago Daily Law Bulletin – 40 Under 40
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin – 40 Under 40

    In 2016, Jeremy Geller was awarded the prestigious 40 under 40 Award by the Chicago Law Bulletin.

  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100
    The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100

    In 2021, Jeremy Geller was named by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 premium trial lawyers from across the country for his work in civil litigation.

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    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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