Jamie M. Trapp Partner


Jamie M. Trapp was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. 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 as his specialty of practice the representation of injured persons 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 types of injury-related litigation.

Within five years after graduating from law school, Mr. Trapp obtained verdicts and settlements which 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 which 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 also is recognized by Leading LawyersSM, 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.

areas of expertise

Bar Admissions

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


DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
J.D. – 1981

published works

“Automobile Litigation in Illinois”, Editor


Seminar planning Chairman, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

Honors and Awards

  • Leading LawyersSM
  • Named an Illinois Super Lawyer® – top 5% of all Illinois attorneys
  • AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell©
  • “President’s Award” by Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2002-Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyer’s Association
  • America’s Trial Lawyer’s Association
American Registry Digital Plaque


AV Rating 35 Years of Serving the Community

Rated by Super Lawyers Jamie M. Trapp

Super Lawyers

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL


Chicago Tribune

Leading personal injury attorneys in Illinois

Office Location

205 W Wacker Dr., Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60606
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Contact Information

Phone: 312-368-1444
Fax: 312-263-1108

The law offices of Trapp & Geller, located in downtown Chicago, serves clients throughout the Chicago metropolitan area and the State of Illinois.