George D. Pilja
|A partner in the firm, George D. Pilja’s practice encompasses commercial, construction, products liability, insurance, subrogation, bailment, transit and cargo, community association, and plaintiff's personal injury law. He also has experience in the area of transactional corporate law. On both the plaintiff and defense side, he has represented numerous insurance entities, self-insured entities, prominent businesses, and not-for-profit entities.
Mr. Pilja has extensive experience in litigating complex, multi-million dollar matters in state and federal courts throughout the United States and internationally. He has prosecuted and defended cases involving such diverse matters as contract and UCC disputes; fraud, misrepresentation, and other business tort claims; professional liability claims; product design, manufacture, testing, and warnings claims in steel and product processing lines, generators, turbines, compressors, and chemical plant equipment; construction defect claims involving commercial buildings, community association complexes, acid concentrators, main dock systems, electrical systems, piping and sprinkler systems, waste recovery systems, and various structural deficiencies; warehouse fires and explosions; and community association disputes with developers, contractors, and others.
Mr. Pilja earned his B.A. degree in Political Science and Business Management, magna cum laude, from North Central College in 1993 and his J.D. degree from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1996.
Mr. Pilja is authorized to practice law in Illinois and Florida, as well as in the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois, Middle District of Florida, and Southern District of Florida.
Mr. Pilja is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois Bar Association, the Florida Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He is also a member of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals, the Community Association Institute (National and Illinois Chapters), and the Association of Condominium, Townhouse and Homeowners Associations.
Mr. Pilja is fluent in Serbo-Croatian and conversant in German.