Jonathan Treshansky, Associate

Jonathan  TreshanskyJonathan D. Treshansky is an associate attorney at Bekkerman Law Offices, where he began as a law clerk in 2011.  Jonathan graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2009, earning his undergraduate degree in history. In 2012, Jonathan earned his law degree from DePaul University College of Law, where he concentrated his studies in trial advocacy and litigation. Prior to joining Bekkerman Law Offices, Jonathan clerked at a Chicago firm specializing in personal injury and workers' compensation law.

With his practice focused exclusively on personal injury and workers' compensation, Jonathan is dedicated to passionately advocating on behalf of, and seeking justice for those who have been wrongfully injured. In a very short time Jonathan has shown himself to be a tenacious advocate in and out of the courtroom for his clients. In just a few years of practice, Jon has helped secure several million dollars in settlements for his injured clients while resolving those cases in an efficient and cost effective manner. In that time he has also served as second chair in three separate jury trials, earning the respect of the Judges and opposing attorneys he faces in the courtroom. Jon's early success as a trial lawyer is a testament to his work ethic and legal prowess. For 2015, Jonathan has been recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star, an honor given to only 2.5% of all attorneys practicing in Illinois

Jonathan is licensed to practice in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois and is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association and the American Association of Justice, where he is actively involved in seminars and continuing legal education.  Jonathan grew up in Deerfield, a northern suburb of Chicago. He currently resides in Chicago where he is an avid Bulls, Bears, Cubs, and Fighting Illini fan. Jonathan also enjoys playing intramural sports, running, and attending live music festivals.

Education

  • J.D., DePaul University College of Law
  • B.A., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Jurisdictions Admitted To Practice

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

Professional & Bar Associations

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • American Association of Justice

 

Verdicts & Settlements

$4,500,000.00
$4.5 million for two women who were seriously injured in rural Ohio by a driver driving a semi-truck for a national trucking company.The driver of the truck had a history of safety violations including DUI, failed drug test, and multiple speeding tickets and radar use violations, all while working for the carrier. Both women required prolonged hospitalization and surgeries to recover from their injuries and may require further medical treatment in the future. For more information click here.


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Firm News

November 2016
Bekkerman Law Offices is proud to announce that a $2,250,000.00 settlement has been reached in The Circuit Court of Cook County on behalf of a 46 year old man who sustained significant injuries to his right knee following a bicycle accident in June of 2014. The case was settled on the eve of trial by Gerald Bekkerman and Jennifer Bekkerman of Bekkerman Law Offices. The lawsuit stemmed from a bike crash on Damen and Chicago Avenue in which the Plaintiff, a 46 year old musician, was riding in a bike lane on his way to work. At the same time, an employee of a construction company, driving a company vehicle, a Honda Insight, made a left hand turn into the path of the cyclist, causing a collision. There were no witnesses to the occurrence. Plaintiff alleged he had the right of way on a green light and was riding in the bike lane. Defendant claimed he entered the intersection, stopped, waited for traffic to pass, and then as he was making a left turn, the cyclist came out of nowhere crashing into his car. Bekkerman Law Offices retained an accident reconstruction expert to support Plaintiff's version, and dis-prove the defendant driver's. The settlement amount takes into account the severity of the injuries, including right knee trauma, with fractures above and below the knee joint, and several surgeries to place and remove hardware. The settlement also compensates the Plaintiff and his family for the two year struggle he has had to overcome his injuries through several surgeries, dozens of therapy sessions, prolonged hospitalizations, and for his severe mental and physical pain and anguish.

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The service at Bekkerman Law Offices is phenomenal...Gerald never stopped fighting the two and a half years he worked on my case. He made sure I got treatment so I could get healthy and relieve the pain and financial burden that comes when you are injured. Gerald is caring, dedicated, compassionate, hardworking, and he never gives up...Gerald fought hard and won my case and now I get to be another one of his highly satisfied clients.

Corthenia D., former client

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