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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1973||11/18/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Illinois Super Lawyer||Chicago Magazine||2017|
|7th Circuit E-Discovery Committee||7th Circuit Court of Appeals||2017|
|Steven Sharp Public Service Award||Association of Trial Lawyers of America||2001|
|Million Dollar Club||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||1998|
|Summation Litigator of the Month||CT Summation||1998|
|Partner||Bellas & Wachowski, Attorneys at Law||1992 - Present|
|Of Counsel||Clifford Law Offices (Chicago, Illinois)||1999 - 2007|
|Special State's Attorney, Appointed||Will County, Illinois||1976 - 1978|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce||Member||2001 - Present|
|Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce||Director||1996 - 2010|
|American Association for Justice||Member||1992 - 2010|
|Illinois Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1990 - 2010|
|Northwest Suburban Bar Association||Past President||1990 - 1990|
|American Bar Association||Member||1990 - 2017|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||1982 - 2017|
|Northwest Suburban Bar Association||Member||1976 - 2017|
|Breneisen v. Motorola, et al.||Reversed summary judgment order on FMLA claims.|
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|ISBA Trail Briefs||Possession Custody and Control under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Illinois Rules of Civil Procedure||2017|
|Illinois Trial Briefs||The Amendments to the Federal Rules: E-Discovery is the Focus||2016|
|ISBA Trial Briefs||A defamation action under Rule 224 is not afforded First Amendment protections so long as the “necessity” requirement is met.||2015|
|ITLA Trial Journal||"Taking a Page out of the Defense Bar's Playbook: Sharing Provisions in Protective Orders"||2009|
|ITLA Trial Journal||"Electronic Discovery: Wave Goodbye to Paper"||2008|
|Colorado Trial Lawyer Association publication (CTLA)||"The New Frontier: The Amended Rules of e-Discovery"||2006|
|American Association of Justice||"Using Electronic Discovery as a Weapon in an Auto Products Liability Case"||2006|
|Utah Trial Lawyers Association||"A New Frontier: The Amended Rules of e-Discovery"||2005|
|American Association for Justice (AAJ)||"Practical Uses of Portable Litigation Support"||2005|
|Trial Magazine, Association of Trial Lawyers of America||"Portable Litigation Support"||2005|
|Loyola University Chicago School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1973|
|Loyola University Chicago||Psychology||BS - Bachelor of Science||1971|
|Kane County Bar Civil Litigation Committee||E-Discovery: Technical Competence in a Changing Pretrial Paradigm"||2017|
|American Bar Association Legal Tech||E-Signatures, Authentication and Contracts||2016|
|NWSBA Dinner Meeting||Practice Pointers under the new Illinois Rules for E-Discovery||2015|
|Illinois State Bar Association, Allerton Conference||e-Discovery: The Principles adopted by the 7th Circuit||2011|
|American Association of Justice Annual Meeting||"Taking Your Case to Trial Using Litigation Support Software"||2006|
|American Association of Justice Annual Meeting||"The Ford Explorer, More Than Just the Tires"||2001|
Posted by anonymous
I have done business with George Bellas for over thirty years. The scope of practice has included estate planning with wills and trusts, dozens of real estate closings both residential and commercial, Incorporating at least a dozen businesses, drafting buy-sell/key-man and phantom stock option plans as well as the best non-competition contract ever written, authored emploee manuals along with severance package agreements and finally a mutually acceptable pre-nup agreement that worked for both business partners and spouse.
His firm has also drafted six purchase agreements for other companies and has seen all six purchases through to completion.
Posted by Liz
George is a top notch lawyer who is trustworthy and exudes class. For over 15 years he represented my father's litigating my father's business. He has represented our family in other matters. George is very trustworthy , resourceful and knowledgeable.
Steven Kozicki, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer because George is the consummate advocate. He is a lawyer's lawyer, the type of lawyer others go to for advice. When you hire George, you know that you have the home team. I would recommend him to my mother, and have.
Robert Hanaford, Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
George Bellas has been on the forefront of finding innovative ways to reduce the cost of complex litigation. He is considered an expert in the area of managing, reviewing and producing electronically stored data in litigation.