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George S. Bellas

George S. Bellas

Business Litigation Lawyer rated as an Illinois Super Lawyer
  • Business Law
  • Illinois
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Geo has been recognized by other attorneys as one of the best trial lawyers in Illinois:
- rated as an Illinois Super Lawyer for his work in business litigation for the past 15 years;
- recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Illinois;
- rated as one of the Top 100 Defense Lawyers in Illinois;
- recipient of the highest award from the American Trial Lawyers;
- lectures extensively on the use of technology in litigation; and
- nationally recognized as a leader in e-discovery.
Geo has handled numerous complex business disputes utilizing technology to assist his clients in handling litigation in an economical and efficient manner. Geo's litigation team has extensive experience in state and federal courts, and places the interests of their clients above all other interests.

Practice Area
  • Business Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Business Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Free Consultation
    The initial consultation to discuss the issues presented are free.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    We offer creative fee arrangements to provide the best services possible to the client.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
7th Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Federal Trial Bar
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Senior Partner
Bellas & Wachowski - Attorneys at Law
- Current
Loyola University Chicago
B.S. | Psychology
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Steven Sharp Award
American Association for Justice
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Illinois
American Trial Lawyers Association
Illinois Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Litigator of the Month
AV Preeminent Attorney
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Illinois State Bar
Public Justice Foundation
- Current
American Association for Justice
- Current
Northwest Suburban Bar Association
- Current
Speaking Engagements
E-Discovery in the 21st Century
Chicago Bar Association Tort Law Committee
February 2012
E-Discovery Considerations for the Modern Practice, Illinois Supreme Court Rules and Federal Rules in Pretrial Discovery, Corporate Practice Seminar
Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyer Section
E-Discovery under the Federal Rules, the 7th Circuit E-Discovery Pilot Project and the 7th Circuit E-Discovery Principles, Annual Meeting
American Association of Justice
E-Discovery: Changing the Litigation Paradigm, Motions Involving Electronically Stored Data, CLE Seminar
Illinois State Bar Association
Managing e-Discovery when Resources are Limited, Live Webcast
ISBA Federal Civil Practice Section
Managing e-Discovery when Resources are Limited, ISBA Webinar
Adaptions of New Technologies in Civil Case Processes, ISBA Allerton Conference
April 2013
The New Illinois e-Discovery Rules, Pro-Bono CLE Program
Illinois State Bar Association
October 2014
The New Illinois e-Discovery Rules, CLE Program
Northwest Suburban Bar Association
November 2014
Practice Pointers under the new Illinois Rules for E-Discovery, ISBA CLE Program, East Moline, IL
Certified Mediator
7th Circuit Electronic Discovery Voluntary E-Mediation program
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Contact & Map
Bellas & Wachowski - Attorneys at Law
Park Ridge Office
15 N Northwest Hwy
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Toll-Free: (800) 825-9260
Telephone: (847) 823-9032
Fax: (847) 823-9393