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Attorney Profile: Robert Geimer

Robert Geimer

For more than 25 years, Bob Geimer has successfully represented clients in serious injury and death cases involving medical errors, vehicle accidents and dangerous products. He has become known for his work on catastrophic medical cases, including a landmark verdict in federal court of more than $30 million on behalf of a baby who suffered brain damage as the result of a medical error. Bob's verdicts and settlements total more than $100 million, and his trial experience extends beyond Chicago to DuPage, Kane, Lake, Winnebago and LaSalle Counties in Illinois, as well as federal courts in Indiana and Minnesota. As a member of the Birth Trauma Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice, Bob is at the cutting edge of the latest developments in law and medicine and is a tireless advocate for patient safety. He is particularly proud of his work on behalf of children with cerebral palsy, brachial plexus and other birth injuries, which has resulted in the allocation of tens of millions of dollars to provide essential medical, rehabilitation and supportive care for these children and their families.

Bob has also achieved successes for clients harmed by dangerous products, including a woman who lost her hand in a dangerous punch press machine, and dangerous properties, including two children who died in a building fire as a result of lack of smoke detectors. As a former insurance claim adjuster, Bob also uses his knowledge of the insurance claim process to help his clients obtain maximum results in vehicle accident cases. Where an insurance company chooses not to be fair, Bob uses his skill as a trial attorney to achieve results in the courtroom.

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A lifelong resident of the Chicago area, Bob is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago and the University of Illinois College of Law, where he served as an editor of the University of Illinois Law Review

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Errors
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Dangerous Products
  • Property Hazards


  • B.A., Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Illinois

Awards & Achievements

  • Super Lawyers, 2013, 2015-2018
  • Leading Lawyers Network Member - Top 5% of all Illinois attorneys, 2015-2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Rated AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell

Representative Successes

Case: Failure to deliver baby past due date with low amniotic fluid
Injury: Brain damage/cerebral palsy
Result: $30.2 million

Case: Failure to deliver baby with low oxygen level
Injury: Brain damage/cerebral palsy
Result: $8.5 million

Case: Mismanaged induction of labor resulting in uterine hyperstimulation
Injury: Brain damage/cerebral palsy
Result: $7.75 million

Case: Failure to diagnose spine fracture on x-ray
Injury: Spinal cord compromise resulting in paraplegia
Result: $7.1 million

Case: Botched abdominal surgery
Injury: Short gut syndrome
Result: $7 million

Case: Failure to diagnose common heart defect in newborn baby
Injury: Heart attack resulting in brain damage
Result: $5.4 million

Case: Untimely c-section
Injury:  Brain damage/cerebral palsy
Result: $4.7 million 

Case: Botched eye surgery
Injury: Visual impairment
Result: $4.645 million

Case: Botched back surgery
Injury: Impaired eyesight
Result: $2.375 million

Case: Failure to diagnose meningioma
Injury: Visual impairment
Result: $2 million

Case: Anesthesia error
Injury: Death
Result: $1.3 million

Case: Shoulder dystocia during delivery
Injury: Brachial plexus injury
Result: $1.2 million

Case: Destruction of evidence
Injury: Lost chance to prove malpractice
Result: $1.15 million

Case: Failure to diagnose temporal arteritis
Injury: Visual impairment
Result: $1 million

Bob Geimer
Tomasik Kotin Kasserman
161 North Clark Street, Suite 3050
Chicago, IL 60601
T: (312) 605-8800
F: (312) 605-8808