Bryan M. Wellner


Bryan M. Wellner concentrates his practice in corporate and small business, local government, criminal and traffic, and employment.

In his corporate and small business law practice, Bryan represents corporations of various sizes in general corporate matters, negotiating, drafting, and litigating contracts, real estate development, and business related litigation.

In his local government and employment law practice, Bryan represents a variety of governmental entities including municipalities as its corporate counsel. His local government law practice consists of interpreting and complying with the Illinois Municipal Code, Open Meetings Act, Freedom of Information Act, Zoning and Planning procedures, involving related contract law, employment and labor law including collective bargaining matters, land development issues, and litigation including prosecution of aggravated traffic, driving under the influence (DUI), and ordinance violations. Bryan represents the following local government clients as its corporation counsel: City of Braidwood, Village of Gardner, Village of Godley, Village of Seneca, City of Wilmington, Goodfarm Township, Green Garden Township, and Joliet Township.

In his criminal and traffic law practice, Bryan represents individuals accused of all types of criminal and traffic matters including Driving Under the Influence and related offenses.
Bryan represents clients in Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, LaSalle, and Will Counties.

Bryan was raised in Minooka, Illinois and graduated from Minooka High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in English from Illinois Wesleyan University. While at Illinois Wesleyan, Bryan played on the baseball team and was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He was also inducted into Gamma Sigma Alpha, an academic honor society, Order of Omega, a leadership honor society, and Pi Sigma Alpha, a political science honor society.

Bryan graduated from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law (formerly John Marshall Law School). Bryan was on the Dean’s List and actively participated in the trial advocacy program. He also coached a team in the school’s annual 1L Intrascholastic trial advocacy competition, and his team won 1st place out of more than 20 teams.

While in law school, Bryan worked as a 711 Intern at the Will County State’s Attorney’s office representing the State in misdemeanor cases where he successfully conducted numerous jury trials, bench trials, and DUI Summary Suspension hearings.

Bryan is a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and Will County Bar Associations.

Bryan 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, Illinois.

• University of Illinois Chicago School of Law (formerly John Marshall Law School), Juris Doctor with Certificates in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Trial Advocacy
• Illinois Wesleyan University, Bachelor of Arts

Office: 815-730-9500 x107
Direct: 815-280-4861

Joliet/Main Office

822 Infantry Drive, Suite 100
Joliet, Illinois 60435

Phone: 815-730-9500

Oswego Office

126 South Main Street
Oswego, Illinois 60543

Phone: 630-554-7800

Morris Office

116 E. Washington Street
Morris, Illinois 60450

Phone: 815-513-5437