Bellas & Wachowski
Bellas & Wachowski has been serving the needs of Chicago area clients for more than 37 years. The law firm's attorneys are experienced personal injury litigators who fight for the legal rights of individuals and their families harmed by the negligence of other parties. Founding partners George S. Bellas and Peter C. Wachowski have 63 years of combined legal experience. Attorney Bellas obtained a $22.5 million settlement for families of three teenage Ford Explorer rollover victims that left two teens dead and another a quadriplegic. Attorney Wachowski has been recognized as one of the "40 Lawyers Under 40 to Watch in Chicago." He was involved in a $2.9 million medical malpractice settlement where a patient died after heart monitors were shut off during surgery because a doctor thought they were annoying. The law firm's attorneys have conducted scores of jury trials and numerous cases.
Bellas & Wachowski developed a unique Total Guard Approach to handling personal injury cases. This system helps ensure that each client does not receive any unwelcome surprises in the case, can maximize his or her potential recovery, is educated on how to protect consumer credit while legal claims are still pending, and learns how to try and reduce or eliminate liens before the case is resolved.
Attorney Bellas has been recognized by his peers with an 'AV' rating from Martindale-Hubbell, by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Illinois, and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum for arguing or settling cases for $1 million or more. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, as well as the American and Illinois State Bar Associations. Attorney Wachowski is a member of the Advocates Society, an Illinois organization of Polish-American Attorneys where he has served as President. He is also a member of the Illinois State and Chicago Bar Associations.
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