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About me

I own and run a hands-on boutique litigation firm that has been providing aggressive and effective legal representation to individuals and businesses in civil matters since 1982. I specialize in several different aspects of law including the following; consumer law, housing, real estate, commercial, and probate matters.


I am espcially proud of the extensive experience of my firm in all stages of litigation, including evidentiary hearings, admisistrative hearings, trials, appeals, and arbitrations.


My commitment to my clients goes beyond that of the trial. I have written numerous appeals, preparing both briefs and motions.


I really do enjoy what I do. A supervising Judge of Circuit Court of Cook County even refered to me as, "one of the leading practitioners in the area of Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance of the City of Chicago".


Languages spoken: Russian, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Landlord & Tenant: 30%
    33 years, 4 thousand cases
  2. Commercial: 25%
    33 years
  3. Housing: 25%
  4. Consumer: 15%
    33 years, 150 cases
  5. Probate: 5%
    26 years, 50 cases



Hourly ($90-400/hour), contingent (15-50%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Robert Alan Cohen

    I endorse Bert Ring. Some years ago Bert found himself with a lot of work on his hands, and we worked together on mostly complex real property and landlord tenant cases. Bert's expertise, execution, and genuine concern for the clients was impressive. I see that in the time since then Bert has accumulated an impressive portfolio of published decisions.


    Robert Cohen Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info


123 West Madison Street # 15
Chicago, IL, 60602

Berton Ring, P.C.

123 W. Madison
15th Floor
Chicago, IL, 60602



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198211/12/2015

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Suspension
    issued in IL, 1992


    Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a specific period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Host Dinner committeeSargeant Shriver Poverty Law Center2010
Host CommitteeSargeant Shriver Poverty Law Center2008
Service AwardN/A1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Appellate Lawyers AssociationMember2001 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2001 - 2006
Chicago Bar Association,Professional Fees CommitteeMember2000 - 2010
Illinois State Bar AssociationSupreme Court Rules Committee2000 - 2001
Chicago Bar Association,Judicial Evaluation CommitteeMember1999 - 2006
Chicago Bar Association,Judicial Evaluation Committeeinvestigator1997 - 1999
Chicago Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Illinois Bar FoundationFellowN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
United Investors V. Jose Avila$85,441 plus attorney fees for wrongful eviction
Buhari V. Mack$30,000 plus legal fees.
Andrjewski V. Greenwich Investors/Goin RealtyCase settled for $138,000
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Indiana University-BloomingtonAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lorman Education Series on Landlord and Tenant LawCommercial and Residential Landlord and Tenant Law2012
Commercial and Residential Landlord and Tenant Law inIllionisNew Deecisions Under the Chicago Residential Landlrod Tenant Ordinance2009
Real Estate UpdateDon't Ask or Tell can and Will hurt you and Your client2008
Real Estate UpdateLease Transactions Pitfalls2007
Landlord/Tenant Issues The "Don't Ask/Don't Tell Cann and will hurt you and your clientLandlord-Tenant Issues2007