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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

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  • 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
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  • 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
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Contact info

Appelman & Associates LLC

75 Executive Dr. Suite 343
Aurora, IL, 60504


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200611/12/2015
WISuspended Olr Certification200703/26/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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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 SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
John Jay CollegeForensic PsychologyMA - Masters2001
University of MichiganHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
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South TEAMDriver's License Suspensions and Revocations2014