CONTACT GERARD

Partner
Toll Free: 800-506-0191
Phone:      570-234-0344
Fax:           570-424-9739
Email:       Email Me

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • 60% Civil Rights Defense
  • 30% Personal injury
  • 10% Miscellaneous Litigation

G
erard J. Geiger – Stroudsburg Personal Injury Attorney

Jerry has been a trial attorney since 1985 and has handled hundreds of cases in state and federal courts throughout eastern and central Pennsylvania. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of litigation including automobile, truck and motorcycle accidents, products liability, civil rights, and commercial contract litigation. Jerry’s client roster includes seven Pennsylvania Counties, police officers, judges, attorneys, school districts, and Pocono businesses who have trusted his experience and knowledge to protect their rights. His experience is a valuable asset in coordinating the firm’s litigation department.

Jerry regularly presents seminars for attorneys and governmental officials throughout Pennsylvania about developments in Pennsylvania and federal law and he enjoys speaking to students at Pocono colleges and schools about legal issues.

Jerry has been certified as a mediator in the Monroe County Court system where he helped develop Monroe County’s first mediation program as President of the Monroe County Bar Association. He was selected by both the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas and by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania to participate in committees recommending improvements in the Court system.

Jerry has been awarded the Martindale Hubble AV Preeminent Rating in a survey of judges and his peers. This is the highest possible rating for an attorney in both ethical standards and legal ability.

EDUCATION

  • The Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania

    • J.D.

    • Honors: Appellate Moot Court Board, Chairman

  • Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania

    • B.A. cum laude – 1982

    • Honors: Honors in Government & Law with Thesis

  • University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

COURT ADMISSIONS

Admitted in 1985, Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
1986, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
1988, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
2001, U.S. Supreme Court

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

Representative Clients

  • Carbon County

  • Centre County

  • County Commissioners’ Association of Pennsylvania

  • Monroe County

  • Northampton County

  • Pike County

  • Pleasant Valley School District

  • Schuylkill County

  • Wayne County

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker, “Pennsylvania Mechanics Lien Law” Seminar in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Lorman Education Services, October 23, 2003

  • Speaker, “Governmental Tort Immunity” Seminar for Pennsylvania County Officials in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP), November 15, 2005

  • Speaker, “Commercial Contract Pitfalls” Seminar in State College, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania County Risk Pool (PCoRP), March 12, 2007

  • Speaker, “Mediation Comes to Monroe County” Continuing Legal Education Seminar at the Monroe County Bench/Bar Conference, Monroe County Bar Association, September 24, 2010

  • Speaker, “Pennsylvania Collection Law”, Community Associations Institute, March 27, 2011

  • Presenter, “You’re Out of Order: An Introduction & Overview of PA Law on Contempt” This was a joint Continuing Legal Education Program presented with the Honorable Arthur L. Zulick, Monroe County Bar Association, November 9, 2011

  • Speaker, “Overview of Pennsylvania Governmental Liability and Civil Rights Laws”, East Stroudsburg University, March 9, 2012

  • Moderator, “Ethical Issues from the Bench” Seminar in Scranton, Pennsylvania Defense Institute and Northeast PA Trial Lawyers Association, July 30, 2014

Honors and Awards

  • Eugene P. Chase Government Prize

  • Minerva and Emil V. Novak Prize in Government and Law

  • Rexroth Prize in German

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Monroe County Bar Association, President, 2008
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, House of Delegates, 2007 – 2008

Past Employment Positions

  • Hourigan, Kluger, Spohrer & Quinn, Associate, 1985 – 1986

Pro Bono Activities

  • Lawyers Advisory Committee, U.S. District Court for Middle District of PA, 2012 – Present
  • Monroe County Civil Court Committee, Chairman, 2011 – Present
  • President, Eastern Monroe Public Library Board of Trustees, 2011 – Present
  • Eastern Monroe Public Library Foundation, 2012 – 2015
  • Reentry Program of Monroe County, Vice President, 2011
  • Board Member, Monroe County Bar Foundation (Charitable Arm of the MCBA), 2010
  • Pleasant Valley H.S. Mock Trial Team Coach, 1993 – 1996
  • President, Monroe County Arts Council, 2000 – 2001
  • President, Pocono Youth Orchestra, 2010 – Present
  • Member of Board of Directors, Monroe County Arts Council, 1995 – 2001
  • Stroudsburg H.S. Mock Trial Team Coach, 2014 – Present

CONTACT GERARD GEIGER

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Gerard J. Geiger

570-234-0344

800-506-0191

ggeiger@newmanwilliams.com

712 Monroe Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360

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