|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2006||05/16/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Principal / Attorney at Law||Appelman & Associates LLC||2011 - Present|
|Founder / Criminal Trial Lawyer||Appelman Criminal Defense LLC||2007 - 2011|
|Assistant Public defender||Kane County Public Defender's Office||2006 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|DuPage County Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Kane County Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|University of Wisconsin Law School||Criminal Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|John Jay College||Forensic Psychology||MA - Masters||2001|
|University of Michigan||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1995|
|South TEAM||Driver's License Suspensions and Revocations||2014|
Posted by Lorena
I was arrested for a domestic battery charge. He had no experience at all.
He showed up late to our first court date.
He refused to ask the judge for a motion to take off my GPS tracking device after several times that I asked him about it.
I was almost arrested again because I was still wearing my gps tracking device after I told him it needed to be removed and his response was "they don't know what they are talking about I'm a lawyer
A lawyer with no fn clue
I fired him and hired a new attorney.
He had the audacity to keep 95 percent of my 750.00 deposit.
He charged me for the free initial consultation because he sucked and I had to spend an additional 3k on an experienced lawyer.
He is an idiot.
Do not hire him.
Posted by James
I hired this law to represent me in a simple misdemeanor battery and order of protection case. He off the bat seemed overwhelmed which was surprising given that he had been practicing for 9 years. Over the course of 3 months he filed no motion asked for no subpoena and did zero investigation. When I uncovered information showing my innocence, I turned it over to him to give the police. When he failed to do so I went directly to the police who looked at the information and agreed to reopen and investigate the case. They were in fact very willing to come to court and testify, they just needed my lawyer to subpeona them. He did not.
Posted by Steve
Brett and his firm has helped me in a few situations. Specifically, they were able to help me at the last minute when I needed someone to go with my wife to a hastily-scheduled deposition. Brett is very helpful, and has offered a lot of insight to help me in my personal and professional life.
I'm glad to have Brett on my side.
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