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Kelly Q. Bennett

Criminal defense Attorney at Aurora, IL

5.0   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1998
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Kelly

Learn Kelly’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Regardless of the type of criminal charge you are presently facing, Kelly Q. Bennett has the skill, talent, and tenacity to successfully defend the case on your behalf. With years of experience defending criminal charges, every case is given the necessary time and attention in order to obtain the best possible outcome for you. If you or someone you know has been charged with a criminal offense, trust Kelly Q. Bennett to provide the best representation possible.

    25 years

  2. Car accident

  3. Personal injury
    Suffering a Personal Injury can be a life-changing event with the potential to devastate a person's health and earning potential, so retaining an experienced Personal Injury lawyer is very important. The right Personal Injury attorney can properly protect your rights as a victim of someone else's negligence and ensure you and your family are fairly compensated. Kelly Bennett has the experience required to skillfully assist you and your family after an injury.

    25 years

  4. Violent crime

  5. Wrongful death

  6. DUI and DWI

  7. Trucking accident

  8. Workers compensation

  9. Animal and dog bites

  10. Birth injury

  11. Brain injury

Attorney Kelly Q. Bennett has been a trial lawyer in Illinois since 1998. Since that time, he has concentrated his practice primarily in two areas of law:  Representing those charged with criminal activity and reprsenting those who have been seriously injured.

He also believes in the integrity of our legal system. In his criminal practice, Mr. Bennett has successfully defended countless individuals facing significant jail time and has secured multiple not guilty verdicts.

Mr. Bennett has also successfully prosecuted personal injury claims on behalf of his clients since 1998.  Through negotiated settlements and verdicts after trial, Mr. Bennett has secured millions of dollars for his clients, to help ease the burden of their injuries. Mr. Bennett has a passion for representing the negligently injured.


Bennett Law Offices
1444 N. Farnsworth Ave
Suite 117
Aurora, IL, 60505

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Posted by Brian | June 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kelly is an extremely personable and approachable attorney. He really spends his time on cases. I would recommend him to anyone without hesitation. I sure hope I dont have to call him again lol but I will if need be without a second guess.
Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
The most dedicated attorney you will ever meet
Kelly Bennett helped us with a very stressful situation in which our insurance company was trying to find a way out of paying our property claim. We had been indirectly accused of intentionally causing our loss. He was able to relieve the stress we felt by researching our case and helping us meet the demands bestowed upon us by our insurance company. With his help we were able to meet all requirements demanded of us and we were able to prove we did nothing wrong. He was there for every step of our difficult claim investigation process. We would be lost without his guidance and knowledge. He is a very dedicated attorney who is passionate about fighting for what is right. Thanks to Kelly Bennett we will soon be back home and we will finally have our life back.
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Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Attorney Kelly Bennett was very professional. He took on our case and kept us informed of every legal option. We highly recommend his services!
Posted by Scott | February 13, 2015
You won't regret working with Kelly
Kelly makes you comfortable from the first meeting to the last. He keeps you informed through out the process with accurate information. He isn't your typical attorney. He is a hard working businessman that happens to be an attorney. I'm glad I had Kelly handling my case.
Posted by Christine | February 2, 2015
Professional Personal Caring Lawyer
Kelly always kept me informed about the status of his progress. He explained to me my choices, gave me the pros and cons before I made any decisions. Kelly Bennett is a thorough, patient, detailed, very knowledgeable Lawyer. I would Highly refer him to those looking for the services he provides.
Posted by Dawn | February 2, 2015
State of Illinois
Kelly was my attorney through a case involving the State of Illinois. It was very stressful for me but he was there for me every step of the way. Although I was hoping for a better outcome, Kelly guided me in the direction he thought was best for the case and my situation.
Posted by tony | January 29, 2015
Very good experience
Originally Kelly was recommended to me from a previous friend who had used his services and was pleased. I was involved in a car accident, where at first I tried to handle the case myself. However, after the other insurance company decided to fight my case, I had to reach out to Kelly. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to work with him. We met once to get the details of my case, after that he managed the case all of the way through to my satisfactory closure to the case. His professional experience and insight was a warm welcome to a challenging situation in having to deal with this insurance company. Thanks Kelly.
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2015
Traffic ticket
Mr. Bennett was very quick to respond to our needs and was able to explain to us and our child the plan. The outcome was exactly what we wanted. Very nice and knowledgable. Thank you again!
Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2015
A perfect choice!
I hired Kelly Bennett after I was injured in an auto accident. I was constantly being harassed by the insurance company of the person that hit me. Kelly Bennett took the stress off of me by handling all the legal matters relating to this accident. Kelly answered all my questions and kept me informed of my case. He is compassionate and patient. I highly recommend Kelly Bennett.
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Posted by Gary | January 26, 2015
Kelly Q Bennett is Most Qualified
We had a very contenious situation, and our family was in uncharted waters. My son hadn't received so much as a driving ticket, and he was facing felony charges. There were circumstances beyond what we could understand. I feel Kelly provided reasonable, re-assuring service, with the best possible scenerio. We are on the road back from what could have been a very serious life alerting situation. I would have paid ANYTHING, but Kelly was extremely reasonable and very considerate for his payments. I will continue to use him for the remaining issues surrounding the case, but the worst is over! Thank you Kelly.
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  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Bennett Law Offices
  • 2004 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Ciardelli and Cummings
  • 1998 - 2004


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Illinois v. J.K. 08 CR 22211
  • Not Guilty
  • State of Illinois v. S.H., 10 CM 2746:
  • Not Guilty
  • State of Illinois v. L.G., 07 CF 2731
  • Not Guilt of class X felony
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  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Criminal Defense Section
  • Chair
  • 2011 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • Russian
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015


  • Corporation, Securities & Business Law Forum (ISBA)
  • A New Horizon: Regulating Securities on the Internet
  • 1997

Speaking Engagements

  • DuPage County Bar Association, CLE Committee
  • Jury Selection
  • 2013
  • DuPage County Bar Association, CLE Committee
  • Defending A Monster - John Wayne Gacy presented by Judge Sam Amarante
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Endorse Kelly
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have know Kelly for many years and I refer all my worker's compensation cases to him as I know he is a tremendous advocate for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Kelly for over ten years and find him to be caring, professional and knowledgable. I am comfortable referring him to anyone that is looking for a criminal defense attorney or personal injury attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kelly Bennett is a personable, highly skilled and effective advocate for his clients. I endorse Kelly Bennett."
Aurora Criminal defense Lawyer Kelly Q. Bennett
Kelly Q. Bennett
Criminal defense Attorney
Aurora, IL
Licensed for 25 years