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About Me

Illinois criminal trial attorney and founder of Appelman & Associates LLC. I have had great success in getting my clients the results they want in their DUI, drug, traffic, and assault cases.


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    9 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 50%
    9 years, 600 cases



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • David Guy Stevens

    Brett is an excellent attorney. I often call Brett for advice on legal issues I am having. He always has great insight. His firm gets great results for his clients.


    David Stevens Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Brett. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Appelman & Associates LLC

75 Executive Dr. Suite 343
Aurora, IL, 60504


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200608/17/2015
WISuspended Olr Certification200703/26/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Principal / Attorney at LawAppelman & Associates LLC2011 - Present
Founder / Criminal Trial LawyerAppelman Criminal Defense LLC2007 - 2011
Assistant Public defenderKane County Public Defender's Office2006 - 2007
Association NamePosition NameDuration
DuPage County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Kane County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolCriminal LawJD - Juris Doctor2005
John Jay CollegeForensic PsychologyMA - Masters2001
University of MichiganHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
South TEAMDriver's License Suspensions and Revocations2014