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Gerard J. Geiger - Stroudsburg, PA

Stroudsburg Civil Rights Defense Lawyer
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Updated 4/2/2014
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Gerard J. Geiger Overview

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.

Practice Areas

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


  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2001

Specialties and Certifications

  • Mediator, Monroe County Court of Common Pleas

Other Affiliations

  • Monroe County Bar Association, 2008 (President)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2007 - 2008 (Member, House of Delegates)


  • The Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    Honors: Appellate Moot Court Board, Chairman
  • Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, 1982
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: Honors in Government & Law with Thesis
  • University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

Past 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
  • Eastern Monroe Public Library Board of Trustees, 2011 - Present
  • Eastern Monroe Public Library Foundation, 2012 - Present
  • Reentry Program of Monroe County, Vice President, 2011
  • President - Board of Directors, Pocono Youth Orchestra, 2011 - 2012
  • Board Member, Monroe County Bar Foundation (Charitable Arm of the MCBA), 2010
  • Pleasant Valley High School Mock Trial Team Coach, 1993 - 1996
  • President of Board, Monroe County Arts Council, 2000 - 2001
  • Vice-President of Board of Directors, Pocono Youth Orchestra, 2010 - 2011
  • Member of Board of Directors, Monroe County Arts Council, 1995 - 2001

Classes and 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


  • Eugene P. Chase Government Prize
  • Minerva and Emil V. Novak Prize in Government and Law
  • Rexroth Prize in German

Representative Clients

  • County Commissioners’ Association of Pennsylvania
  • Pleasant Valley School District
  • Carbon County
  • Monroe County
  • Pike County
  • Wayne County
  • Northampton County
  • Centre County
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Office Information


712 Monroe Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360-2131






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