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The Law Firm

 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.

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.

Our Attorneys

Attorney Maria Berger

Ms. Maria Berger

Attorney and Mediator

Attorney Maria N. Berger has been licensed to practice law in Illinois since 2000. She received her J.D. in 1999 from the University of Illinois College of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review and graduated Order of the Coif and Summa Cum Laude, 3rd in her class.


She practiced at Sidley & Austin in Chicago, IL during law school before starting her own practice in 2002 in Ogle County. Since then, she has handled hundreds of family disputes, including divorces, allocation of parenting responsibilities (formerly custody and visitation), child support, and Orders of Protection.  Also an experienced Guardian Ad Litem and Mediator, Attorney Berger brings a unique problem-solving approach to all of the cases she handles.

Her practice also focuses on Real Estate, Estate Planning/Probate,  Business Law, and General Civil Litigation.


Attorney Berger is the current President of the Ogle County Bar Association. She is active in the Illinois State Bar Association, serving on the Standing Committee for Electronic Legal Research, and is a current member and Past Editor-in-Chief of the Editorial Board for the Illinois Bar Journal.  


Maria is also a court-approved mediator, and mediates family, business, personal injury and other civil disputes.

Email : Tel: 815-234-4950

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

(David Reddell)

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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.

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