Batavia Law Offices



Providing professional, legal services with a personal touch since 1961 for families, businesses and the community


Our roots go back to 1961 when Gilbert X. Drendel, Jr. joined the legendary Reid, Ochsenschlager, Murphy & Hupp law firm in Aurora. Gilbert (“Gib”) Drendel and left to form a new firm in 1981. Seven attorneys moved with him from Aurora to Batavia in 1994 and formed Drendel, Tatnall, Hoffman & McCracken. The Drendel & Jansons Law Group continues the same solid tradition, providing the same sterling legal services and advice to communities, businesses, business owners and their families in Kane County and beyond.

We help our clients solve problems, manage relationships and plan for the future.

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The Drendel & Jansons Law Group has always been committed to community, people, families and businesses. We work as a team, using the unique strengths and abilities of each member of our group of attorneys and legal assistants, to harness our collective knowledge, experience, skills, connections and relationships for our clients. We develop relationships with our clients and focus on their needs, plans and goals. We are diligent and responsive. We pride ourselves on good communication. We protect our clients; we provide sound counsel; and we work hard to obtain the best results possible in our areas of practice.

We value our reputation and relationships above all else. Trust is the hallmark of effective legal representation, so we work hard to earn it.

We are honored too that our clients recognize that same commitment.
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We are a throwback to the community, business, family, personal counselor in the new world of Facebook and LinkedIn. We live in a connected world. Therefore, we harvest and harness our connections to help our clients. If we do not do it (and we do not do everything), we know someone who does it and does it well.

10987579_835226796542447_2450276668807493885_n (3)In that vein, we are excited to announce Mark Brent’s membership in the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. The recognition exemplifies the commitment to professionalism and dedication to the best of the profession of law that we want to embody. 

032In addition, we are pleased to announce that Kevin G. Drendel has been chosen by the National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers in Illinois for Wills, Trusts and Estates. That several of the attorneys in the form are being recognized by their peers is truly an honor.

The National Advocates