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Andrew J. Mertzenich
Andrew J. Mertzenich is an attorney from Roscoe, Illinois. Andrew graduated cum laude from Concordia University Chicago where he majored in Business Administration. He then attended Northern Illinois University College of Law and received his Juris Doctor magna cum laude. Andrew was sworn in to the practice of law on November 8, 2018.
Before joining the firm, Andrew started as a prosecutor with the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office in Rockford, IL. There, he handled traffic cases and bond hearings. He also assisted in research projects.
In law school, Andrew was in the top 10% of his class and was Managing Editor for the Northern Illinois University Law Review. He also chaired the committee to rewrite the Student Bar Association Constitution and was a commissioner on Northern Illinois University’s Presidential Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.
Andrew represents clients in all kinds of matters, but he emphasizes his practice in areas such as small claims, bankruptcy, and non-profit and charitable organization administration.
Outside of law, Andrew is a passionate musician. He is Principal Organist at Court Street United Methodist Church in Rockford, IL, where he performs regularly and accompanies the chancel choir and children’s choir. Andrew also volunteers with the Land of Lincoln Theatre Organ Society and donates regularly to several causes. Andrew sits on the Boards of the American Guild of Organists – Rockford Chapter and the Land of Lincoln Theatre Organ Society. He is also a regular listener and donor to National Public Radio (NPR).