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Kevin Gilbert Drendel is the managing shareholder in Drendel & Jansons Law Group. Kevin graduated cum laude from Cornell College in 1982 and from Northern Illinois University Law School magna cum laude in 1991, graduating second in his class.  While at Northern Illinois University, he was a member of the Law Review, was published in the University’s scholarly journal, and received the West Publishing Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement.  Kevin Drendel is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and is a past President of the Kane County Bar Association. Kevin Drendel’s practice emphasizes estate planning and administration, lending law, corporate law, commercial and business law, employment law, commercial and residential real estate, civil litigation, municipal law and school law.


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Practice areas


  1. General Practice: 40%
    23 years
  2. Estate Planning: 23%
    23 years
  3. Business: 22%
    23 years
  4. Probate: 9%
    19 years
  5. Real Estate: 6%
    23 years



Hourly ($200-350/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (10%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Edward Raymond Petkevis

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Drendel since 1978. During the entire time that I have known him, he has exhibited exceptional ethics, intelligence and diligence. I have also found his writings regarding Estate Practice to be spot on, understandable and informative. I could not recommend him more highly.


    Edward Petkevis Admiralty & Maritime Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Nancy Eisenstadt Joerg

    I endorse this lawyer. Kevin is universally admired and respected by other lawyers for his integrity, professionalism and skill. He is an outstanding person. I am proud to endorse him.


    Nancy Joerg Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

111 Flinn Street
Batavia, IL, 60510-2471

2000 W. Galena Blvd
Aurora, IL, 60506



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199111/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Award for Outstanding Scholastic AchievementWest Publishing Company1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderDrendel & Jansons Law Group2009 - Present
ShareholderDrendel & Drendel PC2005 - 2009
PartnerDrendel, Tatnall & McCracken1997 - 2004
AssociateDrendel Tatnall Hoffman & McCracken1994 - 1997
AssociateDrendel, Schanlaber, Horwitz, Tatnall & McCracken1991 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Telecommunication Officials & AdvisorsSecretary2010 - Present
Kane County Bar AssociationPresident2003 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Kane County Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Rivers Edge HOA v. City of Naperville, 353 Ill.App.3d 874, (2d D 2004)The trial court ruled for the City; but the Appellate Court vacated and reversed the ruling.
IRMO of Collingbourne, 332 Ill.App.3d 665 (2d D 2002)Trial court ruled for mother; Appellate Court reversed; Supreme Court reversed the Appellate Court in favor of the mother.
White Gates Skeet Club, Inc. v. Lightfine et al, 276 Ill.App.3d 537 (2d D 1995)The trial court ruled in the club's favor on the main issues; the appellate court upheld the trial court ruling on the main issues and reversed in favor of the club on tangental issues.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Northern Illinois University Law ReviewWhen Self Abuse becomes Child Abuse: the Need for Coercive Governmental Action in Response to the Cocaine Baby Problem1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northern Illinois University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Cornell CollegeEnglish LiteratureBachelor of Special Studies1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NIU Foundation Estate Planning SeminarEstate Planning2012
The Sandwich GenerationLegal, Financial & Long Term Care Options for Elderly Parents2011
What You Need to Know about Public Records & Open Meetings in IllinoisThe Freedom of Information Act; Court Records; Changes to the Open Meetings Act; Record Retention2010
Real Estate Development from Beginning to End in IllinoisDevelopment Agreements; Redevelopment Agreements – Tax Increment Financing2007
A Primer on Open Records Law in IllinoisFreedom of Information Act; Court Records; Changes to the Open Meetings Act; Record Retention2006