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BARRY I. MORTGE is the principal attorney in the Law Office of Barry I. Mortge. He represents both individuals and businesses in commercial litigation matters. Mr. Mortge focuses his litigation practice on real estate related matters, including foreclosure actions and lease disputes. He also litigates mechanics' lien actions and other general contract-related matters. Mr. Mortge has been involved with partnership and shareholder disputes. He has tried numerous cases in both the state and federal courts and has extensive appellate experience. Mr. Mortge is admitted to practice in Georgia and before the Supreme Court of Georgia and Georgia Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Central districts of Illinois, and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Federal Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, as well as the Illinois State Bar Association. Mr. Mortge is also of counsel to the firm BeckerGurian, representing its clients involved in litigation matters. He earned his undergraduate degree from Furman University and his J.D. degree from the Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University. Mr. Mortge is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association's Committee on Professional Responsibility which authors ethics opinions to be recommended by the ISBA governing body.
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