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Gerard J. Geiger - Stroudsburg, PA

Stroudsburg Civil Rights Defense Lawyer
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712 Monroe StreetStroudsburg, PA 18360-2131
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Gerard J. GeigerLawyer 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...

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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.

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Frequent Case Types
Practice Areas
Civil Rights Defense 60%Personal injury 30%Miscellaneous Litigation 10%
Litigation
100%
Current Employment Position(s)
Partner
Qualifications
Bar Admissions
Pennsylvania, 1985U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1985U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1986U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1988U.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)
Education
The Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
J.D.
Honors: Appellate Moot Court Board, Chairman
Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, 1982
B.A.
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, 2011President - Board of Directors, Pocono Youth Orchestra, 2011 - 2012Board Member, Monroe County Bar Foundation (Charitable Arm of the MCBA), 2010Pleasant Valley High School Mock Trial Team Coach, 1993 - 1996President of Board, Monroe County Arts Council, 2000 - 2001Vice-President of Board of Directors, Pocono Youth Orchestra, 2010 - 2011Member 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
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Honors
Eugene P. Chase Government PrizeMinerva and Emil V. Novak Prize in Government and LawRexroth Prize in German
Representative Clients
County Commissioners’ Association of PennsylvaniaPleasant Valley School DistrictCarbon CountyMonroe CountyPike CountyWayne CountyNorthampton CountyCentre County
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Office Information
Address
712 Monroe StreetStroudsburg, PA 18360-2131
Phone
800-506-0191570-234-0344
Fax
570-424-9739
Accepts Credit Cards
Yes
Publication
Representative Cases
Barker-Puza v. Carbon County, Slip Copy, 2008 WL 5237259 (December 17) (3rd Cir. 2008) Walter v. Pike County, Pa., 544 F.3d 182 (September 18) (3d Cir. 2008) Gleeson v. Prevoznik, 253 Fed.Appx. 176 (3d Cir. 2007) Hess v. Barton Glen Club, Inc., 718 A.2d 908 (October 05) (Pa.Cmwlth. 1998) Penn Title Ins. Co. v. Deshler, 661 A.2d 481 (Pa. Cmwlth. 1995)
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