George J. Tzanetopoulos is a widely experienced trial and appellate litigator. He has represented businesses and individuals in trials, arbitrations, administrative hearings and appellate proceedings throughout the country.
George places a high value on understanding a client’s business and assisting the client in managing resolution of a dispute, whether by trial or settlement, in the context of the client’s business imperatives.
Defended class actions that have alleged consumer fraud, residential lease ordinance violation, large data breach, and misuse and wrongful acquisition of proprietary information claims.
Represented clients in numerous supply contract, trade secret, noncompete and partnership disputes.
Represented owners and contractors in construction failure, construction bond and subcontractor default insurance cases.
Represented public utilities, pipeline companies and their unregulated affiliates in commercial, land use, tort and eminent domain disputes.
Represented clients in suits alleging unlawful discharge or disturbance of hazardous materials.
American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1985, with honors
B.A., University of Chicago, 1982, with honors
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1998
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2000
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2000
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1986