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DGAA Law, LLC is a fully integrated law practice providing exceptional service and legal counsel.  Combined, we have over 68 years of experience in Illinois. Entrust us with your case and see the difference that comes with experience and reputation not only in law, but in the community. We understand legal matters can be overwhelming, but with our lawyers providing guidance to deliver results, you can enjoy peace of mind.


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Practice areas


  1. Debt Collection: 60%
    9 years
  2. Litigation: 25%
    9 years
  3. Real Estate: 10%
    9 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 5%
    4 years



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Nicholas William Richardson

    Colin helps each of his clients navigate our legal system and continuously goes above and beyond on for his clients.


    Nicholas Richardson Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Clayton Bradley Krapfl

    Having known Colin since we started law school years ago, he is an honest, intelligent and decent man and a great lawyer. He has shown himself over the years to be a person you can trust and rely on, and conducts himself in both a friendly and professional manner. Any client would be in good hands with Colin representing them.


    Clayton Krapfl Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact info

Drost, Gilbert, Andrew & Apicella, LLC

800 E Northwest Hwy
Suite 1090
Palatine, IL, 60074-6580


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200611/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2014
10 Best Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2014
Alumni of the Month (March)Alpha Sigma Phi2013
Firm of the MonthIllinois Creditor's Bar Association2013
Emerging Businessof the YearArlington Heights Chamber of Commerce2013
Future of the Bar AwardNorthwest Suburban Bar Association2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDrost, Gilbert, Andrew & Apicella, LLC2013 - Present
AssociateLaw Offices of Kenneth B. Drost, P.C.2006 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
Arlington Heights Chamber of CommerceVice President2012 - Present
Illinois Creditors Bar AssociationBoard Member / Technology Chair2011 - Present
Northwest Suburban Bar AssociationBoard Member / Mock Trial Chair2010 - Present
Alpha Sigma Phi Alumni BoardVice President2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Chanticleer Townhome Assoc.Judgment in favor of Plaintiff
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Publication nameTitleDate
Daily Herald Business LedgerCommercial Leasing in the Chicago Suburbs2014
Social Networking for Law FirmsCase Study of Drost, Gilbert, Andrew & Apicella, LLC2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignSpeech CommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law DayCurrent Issues in the Legal Field2013
Destination CLEDrivers License Reinstatement2013