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Kenneth Mitchell Alpert

Criminal defense Attorney at Park Ridge, IL

5.0   40 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Kenneth

Learn Kenneth’s areas of practice.

If you want to get to know me, take a look at what my peers and my former clients say about me.  For example,  Mr. Eugene Lee on Linkedin said:

 

“My recommendation for Ken Alpert can be summed up in one simple word…EASY. He’s easy to talk too, makes your case easy to understand and turns the most uncomfortable and confusing ordeals into easy to deal with situations. If you’re looking for a lawyer who uses an abundance of legal terminology, impossible for anyone without a law degree to understand and that generally makes you confused and unsure of your situation, you’ll be able to find plenty of those in any internet search. For a straight forward, goal ordinated, results driven lawyer, call Ken.” 

February 23, 2012

 

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

  Eugene Lee hired Kenneth as a Attorney in 2011

 

Similar to Mr. Lee, I can protect your rights, provide you with an informed legal defense and try to make this hard time in your life easier for you! 

 

I provide legal representation to individuals all over Chicagoland, including:

• Criminal cases
• Traffic and DUI
• Personal Injury
• Felonies
• Misdemeanors

The Law Office of Kenneth M. Alpert is always there for you, every step of the way.

 

Give me a call today for your free consultation and get your life moving in the right direction. Or email me for any specific questions:

 
Want to know more:Here is just a sample of my experience...
Attorney The Law Office of Kenneth M. Alpert

 

2010 – Present

 

On a daily basis, I travel the court system of Illinois fighting for my clients. I use my extensive experience, litigation skills and honed negotiation ability to get my clients their best possible outcome! I strive to make sure each of my clients feel that they are my most important client!

 

Assistant State's Attorney Cook County State's Attorney's Office

 

January 2000 – March 2010

Overview Of Positions Held:

Felony Prosecutor: Criminal Enforcement Division
Branch 66 Homicide/Sex Division Assistant
Preliminary Hearings Assistant
Grand Jury Assistant
Felony Review Assistant
Misdemeanor Prosecutor (Traffic and Misdemeanors)
Domestic Violence Assistant
Bond Assistant
Child Support Division Assistant

Synopsis:

My litigation experience has been varied and extensive. I ran hundreds of criminal, traffic, bond, domestic violence, felony preliminary hearing and jury court calls and have tried numerous cases.

My ten years as a prosecutor gleaned me a vast treasury of experience in: Trying cases; negotiating pleas; arguing motions; obtaining/preparing discovery and witnesses (lay and expert); research; interrogating suspects, taking written statements, criminal charging, developing/maintaining positive relationships with law enforcement agencies.

My duties as a prosecutor also included community outreach and training. I have also instructed at the Evanston Citizens’ Police Academy.

 

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Location

The Law Office of Kenneth M. Alpert
444 N. Northwest Highway
Suite 340
Park Ridge, IL, 60068

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Posted by Natalie | April 4, 2024
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Professional, Efficient, Compasassionate and Very Trustworthy
My mother who is in her 90’s was being harassed and stalked by an estranged family member, half her age for the past two years. This estranged family member was served with a legal notice from my mother’s family attorney two years ago, with a trespass notice not enter onto her residential property. This notice did keep the estranged family member off of her property, along with this person being notified by the police also. The problem did not end, this individual then began appearing on the public sidewalk at numerous times of the day when my mother would step out to retrieve her mail or check on the lawn service or trash pickups. This individual began driving by her home and parking in front of her home constantly making it impossible for my mother to open her front door in fear of being verbally harassed. After numerous harassing and stalking incidents, we were able to obtain an emergency civil order of protection in June of 2023. Due to this being a civil order and not a criminal matter, my mother was advised by the issuing judge to obtain the services of an attorney to protect her rights. Most important to attempt to have the emergency order extended to the full two- year term as the law permits. Thanks to a family friend of ours who is an attorney he recommended Attorney Ken Alpert who we were told has vast experience and knowledge of these matters of orders of protection. We scheduled a meeting with Ken at his office in Park Ridge along with my mother and her family attorney. After a few minutes into the meeting, we all knew that Ken was the lawyer we needed in this case. The estranged family member retained an attorney who began filing numerous motions in court to have the emergency order dismissed.  At the end of our first meeting which lasted well oven an hour we retained the services of Ken. We could all tell that Ken would be treating this case as if he was defending the rights of his own mother. Working with Ken over the past six to seven months was a pleasure and we also received constant updates on his progress of the case, by e-mails, text messages, phone conversations and additional meetings at his office. Ken always responded to any questions we had in this matter. After a harassing deposition my mother was ordered to sit for, Ken and my mother’s other attorney were there also to protect her from being harassed or forced to answer questions which did not pertain to the order of protection case. Finally, after the estranged family member lost all the motions that were filed and lost due to the preparation Ken had put into them to keep from having the case dismissed, we went to a hearing date. After two days of evidence being presented by Ken, his direct examination of myself, my mother, my mothers neighbor and her family physician, the case ended in my mother’s favor. Due to all of this evidence being presented, the presiding judge had a conference with Ken and my mother’s personal attorney and opposing counsel. By court order the estranged family member agreed to a court order signed by the judge to have no contact with my mother for a two- year period ending in April of 2026, and to stay hundreds of feet away from her home and person. If this order is violated, a contempt of court violation could possibly be filed and the original Order of Protection Petition would be reinstated by the presiding judge. From our experience, Ken is a very honest, ethical and knowledgeable attorney who cares about his clients, especially when Ken sees what they have been dealing with, mentally and physically, especially when they are elderly.  Ken also assured us that if any violations do occur in the next two years that we should not hesitate to contact him for further court action if required. Ken’s fees are very reasonable and he goes beyond what many other attorneys will do for their clients. We highly recommend Ken and would definitely retain his legal services in the future.
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Posted by Iryna | December 12, 2023
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Great choice
I feel blessed that I found this attorney randomly on Facebook under someone’s post. A very bad situation happened to me, I almost didn’t have hope that I could handle it. K.Alpert negotiated the best possible deal for me at the court, thanks again, please help more people like me.
Posted by Julie | November 11, 2023
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Highly Recommend
We couldn’t be happier or more thrilled in Choosing Mr. Alpert to be our son’s defense attorney in an auto accident case. He was facing some very scary and potentially life changing charges. Mr. Alpert was really in our corner and proved himself to be an excellent attorney. He was able to brilliantly prepare and negotiate a great deal for our son. He fought for him every step of the way.I would highly recommend to choose him to be your attorney!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2023
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Traffic
Ken was very professional. Took my case seriously and was very helpful throughout the process. Would recommend Ken to anyone.
Posted by Deborah | October 14, 2021
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An attorney who really listens and knows how to proceed!
Last spring I found myself in a highly stressful and frightening legal situation. I was granted an Order of Protection by a judge, but the person who was wreaking havoc with my life kept stalling, and we went from one hearing to the next. A friend of mine, also an attorney, recommended Ken, given his extensive background in criminal law and, more specifically, orders of protection. At first, I thought that I could manage this on my own. Then I decided to contact Ken Alpert. I am so glad that I did! Ken explained everything to me in clear language, without using complex legal terminology that I didn't understand. He was personable, and I immediately felt calmer after we spoke. I decided to hire him. Ken relieved so much of the anxiety that I was undergoing. He also knew how to get to the crux of the matter. He told me what was important (in order to have my Order of Protection extended) and which details were less useful. I could have never gone through this process without him. I felt like I had not only a qualified attorney by my side, but an ally and a friend. He has a flair for developing relationships with his clients. He is also incredibly knowledgeable and experienced with regard to legal matters, and knows the ins and outs of dealing with the court system. I can't recommend him enough!
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2021
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civil case
I was referred to Ken from another lawyer. The first phone call we had, I was called down to his office. Ken took his time to listen to the entire case and began working the second I gave him the call. Ken is a great lawyer for any problems you have. He is always on time and ready to work with you.
Posted by anonymous | December 26, 2020
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EXCELLENT ATTORNEY
I got pulled over charged with a DUI and Ken got my charges reduced to a Reckless with Supervision. I lost my CDL but was able to keep my job with Ken’s assistance. I was extremely pleased with the outcome and would highly recommend him and his services.
Posted by Cristina | September 18, 2020
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Order of Protection case
We were referred to Ken from another attorney that we have used in the past. After a 2 hour consultation, we immediately knew we wanted to hire Ken. During the complimentary consultation, he made sure he took the time to listen to our situation. He did not rush us or pressure us to hire him (even after he already spent 2 hours with us). We hired Ken to help our 18-year old son fight an order of protection that was incorrectly put on him. The allegations put forth against my son were inaccurate and did not warrant a civil OP. Initially, we were not sure what the long term effects would be on having a civil OP follow our young 18 year old son. It became very clear to us this was something we had to defend and would need a Great Lawyer to help us win. The plenary OP was issued by default and Ken had to issue a motion to vacate the plenary OP quickly to meet the 30 day window, which he successfully did. In preparation for the hearing, Ken walked us through what we could expect at the hearing and even scheduled a practice session with my son the day before the hearing on what questions may be asked of him. Ken was always available for any questions we had and responds immediately to texts, emails and phone calls. He is the excellent mix of being mild-mannered, but also aggressive when required. He is very knowledgeable about the law. We won our case and the OP was denied!!! Better yet... my son did not even have to testify (he was not called as a witness by either party) as the petitioner did not successfully prove she had a case. That's how good of a job Ken did when he cross examined the petitioner. We truly appreciate Ken's help in clearing our son's name and reputation. Ken's fees are very reasonable and well worth the money spent! Thank you so much Ken!! WE really appreciate everything you did.
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Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2020
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DUI Case
I hired Kenneth Alpert as my defense attorney in a recent DUI case. I highly recommend him. Lays out your situation in a straightforward way. Great knowledge of the prosecution's side since he worked for them for a number of years. Explained how to get the best outcome. Very reliable and honest. Thanks, Ken.
Posted by Sam Chiarello | February 28, 2020
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Stalking no contact order
Myself and my mother were attacked by are tenant. Ken was so helpful and kind to us. He guided us on how the process works. Ken had such compassion on what had happen, he went to every length to get us a the maxium 2 years no contact. My mother and I were so relieved, we had someone who fought for us. Ken is a true professional in the court room,very prepared on are case. Ken is a lawyer who answer's your call anytime.
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Posted by Steve | June 26, 2019
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Ken's representation was top-notch. He represented my 16-year old daughter who was cited for excessive speeding. My wife, daughter and I were extremely worried about this case. Ken was professional, up-front and took the time to help us understand what was happening. He really helped put all of us at ease. I would highly recommend Ken!
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Posted by Joe | March 23, 2018
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Joe
Ken went out of his way to make sure I was was satisfied and we'll taken care of , above and beyond, top notch attorney, the very best ! ... Thanks again Ken , sincerely Joe
Posted by Brandon Mansueto | January 11, 2018
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Battle against society
Kenneth Alpert was a fantastic lawyer and help me fight against false accusation he was there through my whole process and in the end help me get it expunged.
Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2017
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Great guy
Mr. Alpert was a really nice guy and I got the vibe he was a lot less slimy than a lot of other lawyers I contacted. He gave me a much more affordable rate than others and just felt very honest. He knew everyone at the courthouse we were in and I don't know how he did it, but he negotiated me down to a small petty fine, no traffic school, real short supervision time. Was as ideal of a situation as can be.
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Posted by Arturo | July 24, 2017
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Honest, Hard Working Lawyer
I am so grateful for the hard work that Kenneth M. Alpert put into my case to help me achieve the outcome I was looking for. I had other lawyers prior to hiring Kenneth and they never worked as hard as he did. I was facing a very tough situation and he won my case when other attorneys could not help me. Kenneth really worked hard & did his diligence & got me out of my tough situation. To anyone that needs a hard working, honest lawyer, I highly recommend the Law office of Kenneth M. Alpert.
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Posted by Chris | December 15, 2016
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Cannot ask for more
I got a ticket for getting into a car accident. I hit the car from behind so it was clearly my fault. I called him the day after I got the ticket, and we talked for few minutes to explain what happened. We met at the court, and he explained the process and possible outcomes. I was little worried that I might get fined a lot or my license taken away. Result: we got in the court room and got out within 15min. Ticket was dismissed as if I never got it in the first place. I am very happy and I recommend Ken. You can't ask for more!
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Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2016
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You want this man on your side.
Experienced, professional and will never go into court with out Mr. Alpert at my side. Explains whats going on in a world that could change your life one way or the other. Whatever the fee, it is far more costly not to have him defending you...
Posted by Andrew | November 29, 2016
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Hire this man
I was charged for driving on a suspended license on two separate ocassions and Ken got both cases dropped, relieving me of a criminal record and possible jail time. He's knowledgable, shoots straight, and is an all around great guy. And his rates are very reasonable. 10/10 Thanks Ken
Posted by Randy | November 23, 2016
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Traffic ticket
Ken Alpert is a lawyer with experience and knowledge to help with legal trouble. Ken will explain all options to you for a successful outcome. When a attorney is needed Ken is the right choice.
Posted by Katie | November 16, 2015
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The best lawyer in the area
Ken Alpert is extremely intelligent and determined to win his cases. I hired Ken as an attorney to get felony dismissed and he did just that. Not only did he save my criminal background, he stepped in as an attorney for my fiance. Ken Alpert heard I was detained in a local police station and was there at my release to then give me a ride to train station to make sure I got home to Indiana safely. I'd definitely hire him again and recommend him to anyone in need of criminal defense.
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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • The Law Office of Kenneth M. Alpert
  • 2010 - Present
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Cook County States' Attorney's Office
  • 2000 - 2010

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Northwestern University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. B.S.S. (Name Withheld)
  • Negotiated Theft School and Complete Dismissal
  • People v. V.F. (Name Withheld)
  • Not Guilty on the DUI charges
  • People v. G.Z. (Name Withheld)
  • Negotiated amendment away from a criminal misdemeanor to a mere ticket and fines.
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Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Clients' Choice Criminal Defense
  • Avvo
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Boy Scouts of America Citizenship Badge Seminar
  • An Introduction to The Bill of Rights
  • 2015
  • Evanston Citizens' Police Academy
  • A Prosecutor's Role in the Criminal Justice System
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (15)
Endorse Kenneth
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Alpert in the legal community for approximately 15 years. First as co-workers in the Cook County State's Attorney's office, and now as an attorney in private practice. Mr. Alpert is a hardworking, knowledgeable and dedicated attorney. He has many years of litigation experience handling all types of criminal matters, including traffic & DUI cases, misdemeanors, and felonies. You can trust that Mr. Alpert will handle your case in a professional and effective manner. I endorse him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I first met Ken when he was a Cook County States Attorney. He was always well informed about the law, conscientious, and very fair in his views on how to handle each particular case on a case by case basis. Ken is now a defense attorney and he brings that same intelligent hard working ethic with him every day. I had the pleasure of being a co-counsel with Ken on a recent felony trial and he was very well prepared, articulate, and excellent in his trial practice. I highly recommend Ken to anyone looking for an honest, hard working attorney to represent him or her in their particular case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ken is very talented attorney with a wealth of experience in the courtroom. I've had the pleasure of knowing Ken for a number of years and have, on occasion, asked Ken for his advice regarding specific legal matters. I quickly learned that Ken is a very knowledgeable and confident attorney who gets results for his clients. Furthermore, he is well respected among judges and state prosecutors. Therefore, I strongly endorse Ken Alpert"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ken Alpert is a highly experienced attorney who has the respect of all the attorneys who have had the opportunity to work with or against him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Ken when we were both prosecutors at the Skokie courthouse. Ken is a seasoned trial lawyer and is very dedicated to criminal litigation. He has a solid command of caselaw and is a zealous advocate in court. I am happy to endorse Ken."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ken since we were both prosecutors almost fifteen years ago. Over that time, Ken and I have worked together and opposed each other on several criminal matters. Ken has always demonstrated his knowledge of the law and professional demeanor whether the matter was a minor traffic incident or a serious felony offense. You can trust that he will always give you the finest representation and be confident that he will strive to meet and exceed your expectations."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've known Mr. Albert for almost ten years and originally met him while he worked as an Assistant State's Attorney. Later, I became more familiar with him when became a fellow defense attorney. Mr. Albert is widely respected among the criminal defense practice due to his dedication to providing the best possible outcome for every client matter. I would not hesitate to refer a matter to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Ken since his days in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. He is a skilled attorney who know his way around the courtroom. Mr. Alpert fights hard for his clients and always gives them the best defense possible. If you want an aggressive defense from a trustworthy attorney then Ken is your man."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ken Alpert is a lawyer's lawyer when advice and direction are sought in a pending case. Skill and experience are needed, and Ken has both."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I first met Ken when he was a prosecutor for the Cook County State's Attorney. Ken impressed me as a thoughtful, intelligent, hard-working prosecutor. He made careful decisions about cases that reflected a clear understanding of both the law and the practical issues that were involved, and when he chose to fight, fought hard. From everything I know about Ken both personally and professionally, that has certainly carried over into his career as a defense attorney. I'm pleased to endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Kenneth Alpert since I was a law student. During that time I have seen the prosecutor who had an encyclopediac knowledge of the law turn into a veteran attorney who still have the knowledge as well as an unrivaled depth of experience. He is not given, as some attorneys are, to empty bluster. Rather, he was one of the more observant men I have ever met. He takes in a situation, understands what is occurring, then acts swiftly so that he does not waste his client's time or money. I'm still proud to know Mr. Alpert and have come to rely on his sound advice and greater experience in regards to my own practice. I wholeheartedly endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Alpert was a co-worker of mine in the Cook county State's Attorney's Office and stayed in the Office for much longer than I had. He is extremely experienced and a very able trial lawyer if litigation is required. You would be well served by retaining a seasoned criminal defense attorney like Mr. Alpert. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone in need of anything from a simple traffic offense to the most serious of felony."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I first met Ken when he was a prosecutor in Skokie many years ago. He immediately struck me as an unusually smart and fair-minded attorney. Ken was a formidable adversary, but his toughness was blended with healthy doses of common sense and humor. In more recent years, it has been my pleasure to work with him on many cases. He is a hard-hitting and aggressive advocate for his clients, yet he enjoys a high level of respect among prosecutors and judges. I have frequently had him help me out with cases when I was occupied in other courts, always with exceptional results. He is the kind of attorney who talks softly and greatly exceeds expectations, and I can honestly say that he has sometimes achieved results that I am not sure I could have achieved myself. He has done terrific work for my clients over and over again, and I know that he can do a terrific job for you. This is one attorney you can trust without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ken for over a decade and worked side by side with him as a prosecutor. Ken is well respected in the legal community for his intelligence and tenacity. Ken provides personal service and attention to all his clients and is a skilled trial attorney. Ken is a trustworthy attorney who gets results. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Mr. Alpert since he was a Cook County prosecutor, and we were opposing counsel on several matters. He is a very knowledgeable attorney, well-versed in the law, with excellent trial skills and legal know-how. I strongly recommend him."
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Park Ridge Criminal defense Lawyer Kenneth Mitchell Alpert
Kenneth Mitchell Alpert
Criminal defense Attorney
Park Ridge, IL
Licensed for 25 years
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