Founding partner Ken Apicella’s practice is concentrated in the areas of personal injury, employment, insurance coverage disputes and civil litigation.
Since earning his law degree from DePaul University College of Law and being admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1999, Ken has successfully recovered tens of millions of dollars for his clients through settlements and trials. In addition to cases here in Illinois, Ken has gone where his clients need him, handling cases before the courts in sixteen other states. Ken Apicella is a member of the Northern District of Illinois’ Trial Bar and has been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th and 7th Circuits.
He is a current member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association and was elected to the Board of Governors for the Northwest Suburban Bar Association. Ken has earned the designations “Super Lawyer” and “Rising Star” in the field of personal injury by Thompson Reuters, honors awarded to only 5% of all attorneys nationally based upon professional achievements and a high degree of peer recognition.
In 2009, Ken was selected by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin as one of Forty Illinois Attorneys under Forty to Watch. Ken has published articles in peer journals including the Trial Journal of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. He has authored materials and lectured for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and regularly serves as a moderator at NWSBA Continuing Legal Education seminars.
Illinois General Practice Law Firm Serving the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago
Experienced Litigation and Defense Lawyers in Palatine, Illinois
"In DGAA I have found an affordable solution to my legal needs."
– John R.
With 68 years of collective experience in Illinois courts, the attorneys of Drost, Gilbert, Andrew, & Apicella, provide high quality legal services in a wide range of practice areas. The DGAA law partners are the ideal choice to provide representation in any of the following areas:
Criminal Defense: We will vigorously defend you against any criminal charges that your face, including: Driving Under the Influence, Driving While Intoxicated, Boating While Intoxicated, Operating Under the Influence, Drug Possession, and Traffic Offense.
Driver’s License Reinstatement: We represent clients before the Illinois Secretary of State in matters relating To Driver’s License Reinstatement, including: Driver’s license suspension or revocation, clearing Illinois hold, restricted driving permit, and driver’s license reinstatement hearings.
Estate Planning: We will provide you with thorough and personally-tailored estate planning service, including: Generational Estate Planning, Small Estates Affidavits and Estate Tax Planning, Asset Protection, Durable Power of Attorney, Healthcare Power of Attorney, Last Will and Testament, Trust Funding and Administration, Living Will, Revocable and Irrevocable Living Trusts, Living Trust, Testate and Intestate Probate, Nontraditional Family Estate Planning.
Employment Law: We represent both employers and employees in a wide range of employment matters including: Employment Discrimination, Whistle blowing, Wrongful Termination, Sexual Harassment, Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Workers Compensation, Employment Contracts, Severance Agreements, Unpaid Overtime, Minimum Wage Claims, Hostile Work Environment, Breach of Contract, Employee Misclassification, and Employer Mandated “clocking out.”
Insurance Disputes: We represent clients in a range of insurance disputes including: Bad Faith Insurance Claims, Life Insurance Denial, Accidental Death Claim Denial, Liability Claim Denial, Property Insurance Claim Denial, ERISA Life Insurance Claims.
Real Estate: We will diligently represent you in any real estate transaction or dispute including: Closings, For Sale By Owner (FSBO), Residential and Commercial Leasing, Eviction, Landlord-Tenant Disputes, Mortgages and Loan Modification, Foreclosures and Short Sale, Condominium and Association Law, Chicago Landlord and Tenant Ordinance, Security Deposit Disputes.
Corporate Law: We provide clients with the full-range of corporate and business law services from the creation, purchase, and sale of business, to resolving business disputes. We handle any of the following business-related legal matters: Business Law, Corporate Law, Incorporation: LLC, Partnership, Sole Proprietorship, Business Dissolution, Business Disputes, Registered Agent Services, Acquisition, Merger, or Sale of a Business.
Flat Fee Legal Services: We provide confidential, convenient, and accurate answers to simple legal questions, at low cost with our Online Illinois Attorney. ™
Civil Litigation: We efficiently handle the full-range of civil litigation matters, including, Breach of Contract, Business Disputes, Partnership Disputes, Fraud, Mechanic’s Liens, and Unfair Competition claims. We will diligently work to resolve your dispute in your best interest, whether through settlement or litigation.
Collections: We aggressively work to protect your rights as a creditor and efficiently work to redress your claim in the most cost-effective manner. We will handle any matters relating to: Creditor’s Rights, Detinue/Replevin, Payment Monitoring, Judgment Enforcement, Delinquent Accounts Receivable, Liens, Mediation, and Arbitration.
Why Choose Drost, Gilbert, Andrew & Apicella?
What sets DGAA apart from other law firms is our commitment to our community and our dedication to providing affordable, high quality legal services to the Northwest suburbs. The DGAA law partners believe that the highest quality legal services should be accessible to everyone who needs them.