Founded in 2002

Berger Law Firm, LLC grew out of a solo practice that was started in 2002 by founding Partner Maria Berger.  From it's beginning, Attorney Berger's practice has focused on providing those services most needed by the surrounding community of Ogle, Lee, and Winnebago Counties. Scroll down to learn more about our Attorneys and the Firm.

Law Firm Attorneys

Berger Law Firm, LLC General and Family Law

Our Vision

Since the beginning of her solo practice, it has been Attorney Berger's goal to establish a law firm delivering high-quality legal services with understanding and empathy. It has also been important to her that she provide the services most needed to the local community, which is why the firm attorneys developed their practices around the needs of individuals, families and small-to-medium-sized businesses.

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"We are in the business of helping good people overcome bad situations"

- David Reddell

Value 01.


Every client deserves prompt and thorough attention to their legal matter. Unfortunately, the legal process can be frustratingly slow, particularly for those who are not accustomed to the system.  Our firm does our utmost to keep you informed and to keep your case on track.  While we can't single-handedly change the legal system, we CAN do our best to help you understand the progress of your case, so you can rest assured that your matter is being handled efficiently and competently.

Value 02.


Choosing the right lawyer for your case is hard.  As a lay person, you may not always know what you should be looking for. Those of us within the legal system know that there are three basic things you should be looking at when evaluating an Attorney:

1. Experience:  How many years has the Attorney been practicing?  Do they have experience in your field of law?  Do they know the other attorneys and Judges in your Jurisdiction (County)?  A good Attorney with only a year or two of practice experience, but who knows the way your County Courthouse runs, and how the Judges approach cases, is often a better bet than a high-priced, out-of-town city Attorney.

2. Integrity:  Does your Attorney have an ARDC ethics discipline record?  Will they try to problem-solve your case to obtain the best outcome for you?  Or will they just litigate to increases their fees and billing?

3.  Education:  Where did the Attorney go to Law School, and more importantly, how well did they do?  (Look for things like "Summa or Magna Cum Laude", "Law Review" or a specific class ranking.)

The Attorneys at Berger Law Firm, LLC, have the education, experience and integrity to guide your case to it's best possible outcome.  Just see our Attorney bios!

Value 03.


While Attorneys are NOT therapists, we are often with you during some of the most challenging experiences in your life.  Our firm is not blind to that.  Our Attorneys and staff are not here to intimidate or scare you.  We are here to provide legal support in an understanding and welcoming environment, and we always strive to do so!