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Brett A. Appelman

Brett A. Appelman

Naperville, IL Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Illinois
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Biography

In 2007, Brett Appelman established Appelman Law LLC with the primary mission of safeguarding the rights of individuals accused of crimes. His fundamental belief is in providing the highest quality legal defense to all defendants, irrespective of the charges they face. Brett personally manages the most complex cases at the firm, which encompass a wide range of offenses, from Attempted Murder, Kidnapping, and Aggravated Sexual Assault to individuals facing repeated DUI charges. His successful defense record extends across various crimes, including but not limited to DUI, Aggravated Battery, Solicitation, Attempted Murder, Armed Robbery, Tax Evasion, and Felony Drug Possession and Delivery.

Hailing from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Brett pursued his undergraduate education at the University of Michigan. Subsequently, he obtained a Master's Degree in Forensic Psychology from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, followed by his legal education at the University of Wisconsin. Prior to founding his firm, Brett commenced his career as an Assistant Public Defender in Kane County, Illinois. During this tenure, he adeptly defended numerous DUI and Driving While Suspended cases, alongside a wide array of Misdemeanors. Notably, in Kane County, Brett also served as the defense attorney on the Treatment Alternative Court board, a specialized mental health court.

An extraordinary highlight of Brett's career unfolded in 2016 when he secured a Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity verdict in a felony trial. This pivotal win occurred in a case where his client faced extensive prison time for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions
Additional Practice Area
  • Small Claims
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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Wisconsin
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founder / Attorney
Appelman Law LLC
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Managing Partner
Appelman & Lloyd Inc.
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Founder / Attorney
Appelman & Associates LLC
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Criminal Trial Lawyer / Founder
Appelman Criminal Defense LLC
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Founder and Trial Lawyer in a private practice criminal defense firm. Representing clients charged with all manner of criminal charges. Highly successful in Bench and Jury trials.
Assistant Public Defender
Kane County Public Defender's Office
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Provided all aspects of criminal defense to clients. Worked for a full year in the DUI courtroom, and defended over 400 DUI cases. Successful in Bench and Jury Trials.
Education
University of Wisconsin Law School
J.D. | Criminal Law
Honors: Graduated a semester early.
Activities: Student Attorney working for the Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office, through the Legal Defense Program. Defended 50 clients against various misdemeanor charges.
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
B.A. | History
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Awards
Super Lawyers
SuperLawyers Magazine
Rising Star - Criminal Defense
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Rising Star - Criminal Defense
SuperLawyers Magazine
Professional Associations
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Private Tutor
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Activities: Tutor private clients on taking the law school entrance exam, the LSAT.
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DuPage County Bar Association
Member
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Illinois State Bar Association
Member
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Kane County Bar Association
Member
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American Bar Association
Member
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Wisconsin State Bar  # 1064418
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
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Client Testimonials
Case Results
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Websites & Blogs
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Naperville, IL Traffic Crimes Lawyer
Blog
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Contact & Map
Appelman Law LLC
50 S. Main St.
Suite 200
Naperville, IL 60540
Telephone: (630) 717-7801
Fax: (630) 689-5796