Alexander J. Geraldo

As a lawyer I can be a champion for the economically and socially deaf. The beauty and strength of law, of the US legal system, is its principle – equal access to justice. As a lawyer, I will work to promote equal access to justice in all aspects of law.

Alex Geraldo is a trial lawyer focusing on workers' compensation and insurance cases on behalf of claimants following workplace accidents, injuries and deaths occurring in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC.  After law school, Alex clerked for the Honorable Cathy H. Serrette in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County.  "I also clerked 2015-2016 for a Judge who sat as a Visiting Judge for the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, for whom I helped write briefs and opinions."

Prior to law school, Alex served as a Legislative Analyst with the Office of the Prince George’s County Executive, Department of Intergovernmental Affairs and served as Deputy Special Assistant to County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III.  Alex worked on the initiative that laid the groundwork for expanded legalized gambling in Prince George's County.

Value to Clients

Alex is a strong, persuasive writer.  He served a journal editor in law school.

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Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2015
  • Temple University, B.S., 2010

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 2015

Outside the Office

Alex likes to work out and spend time with his family in his spare time.  He's also one of the organizers of a big, annual family dessert party.  In addition, "my brother and I conduct a toy drive in conjunction with the Marines Corps."

Honors and Awards

  • Civil Advocacy Clinic (Fall 2014)
  • Symposium Editor, Journal of Land and Development for the University of Baltimore – School of Law, Baltimore MD (2014-15)
  • Staff Editor, Journal of Land and Development University of Baltimore – School of Law, Baltimore MD (2013-2014)

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer for Local Pro Bono Committee for Prince George’s County and the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland.

Experience

Recent assignments

  • The firm's client was a county sheriff who hurt his back getting out of his patrol car when on duty in 2015.  Our client suffered severe, irreparable damage to his lumbar and spine, according to a physician's diagnosis, and he lodged a claim against his employer.  In a December 2016 apportionment hearing before a workers' compensation Judge, Alex successfully argued that despite a previous back injury, our client deserved 100 percent of his award because of the new injury.
     
  • Even though our client had prevailed in his workers' compensation claim and received an award, he still couldn't work because of his injury.  He had become financial constrained, with mounting debts, an eviction from his apartment and his martial arts career was on hold.  In 2016, Alex negotiated a lump sum advance with his former employer and the employer's insurance.  "Even though it was initially contested, we eventually won."

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Prince George’s County Bar Association; Prince George’s Young Democrats; Young Men Enlightening Younger Men.