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Your Small Business and Community Business Ally

A trusted name within the greater Joliet area, Bryan Wellner’s practice has been spanning across multiple areas since November 2015 when he began practicing law and working at Mahoney, Silverman, & Cross, LLC.

Wellner concentrates in corporate and small business, local government, criminal and traffic law practice, and employment.

“Bryan is an all-around excellent attorney. He puts in the necessary work behind the scenes, so he is always prepared,” said Jordan Kielian, of The Wharrie Law Firm, P.C. “He also has a steady demeanor and handles himself and others well in difficult situations. When I recommend clients to Bryan, I know they are in great hands and I am confident they will be beyond satisfied with his representation. And that has been the case since he started practicing.”

Wellner’s family, who owns Wellner Construction Corp, was a motivating factor for him to attend law school, inspired by the dream of one day representing them when he got older.

Wellner’s passion for representing small and community businesses was jump-started by watching his own family run their business and be entrepreneurial. This has inspired him to be that for himself as an attorney and expand his business as much as he can, similar to how they did.

Wellner has many dreams and goals for the future of his career, including owning his own law firm one day.

“I want to be able to represent as many small businesses and help as many community businesses as I can,” said Wellner. “Then get to a point where I can help support other young attorneys and mentor them into having successful careers.”

Noting the mentorship Wellner has received at Mahoney, Silverman, & Cross, LLC from George Mahoney and David Silverman, he said they have been incredibly influential to his career, especially getting into the local government practice area which is their niche.

“They have helped expose me to those opportunities, and they’ve really encouraged me to dive deep into it, and now that I’m in it, to expand my practice, and have given me a ton of guidance and help in expanding it,” Wellner said.

Wellner recounts a fond memory for him where he was appointed his first municipal client, the City of Braidwood, a couple of years into his career. Never expecting to end up in local government law, this was a proud and exciting moment for him, representing an entire municipality.

Wellner is also involved in multiple organizations including the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and Will County Bar Associations. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Joliet Area Young Professionals, a division of the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Directors for the Old Timers Baseball Association of Will County, and the Scholarship Committee for the American Italian Cultural Society in Crest Hill, Ill.

Originally from Minooka, Ill., Wellner always had the plan to work in the great Joliet area, “I absolutely love having the work I do overlap with the areas that I grew up in and where friends and family live,” Wellner said.

To learn more about Bryan Wellner and Mahoney, Silverman, & Cross, LLC., visit msclawfirm.com.

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