About Us

Cronauer Law is now Burns, Cronauer & Brown, LLP.  Cronauer Law has teamed up with The Law Offices of Russell E. Burns and added Brett Brown returning to practice to form a new and expanded community law firm. Russ Burns has practiced law in DeKalb County for nearly 50 years, handling a broad range of Civil Law issues, with a continuous emphasis on Estates and Probate work. Brett Brown has been serving the community for more than 20 years. He brings business and municipal experience to the practice of law, having spent the last 10 years in executive management with area private and municipal corporations. Prior to taking on local management roles, Brett practiced law in DeKalb and Sycamore for 13 years, concentrating his practice in business transactions, commercial real estate, lending and local government law.

At Burns Cronauer Brown LLP, our mission is and has always been to help families, individuals, and business owners find positive solutions to their legal issues. Located in Sycamore, our reach includes areas of St Charles, Aurora, Naperville, Rockford, and numerous cases within the City of Chicago.

We believe that each and every person facing a legal issue deserves:

  • An accessible attorney who makes himself available to meet with clients and who responds to their questions and concerns
  • An attorney who will not “oversell” the merits of a case
  • An attorney who will take the time to help clients understand the law, the legal options available, and the chances for a successful outcome
  • An attorney who is interested in resolving client concerns efficiently and professionally

We have been practicing law this way for nearly 50 years. The results of this approach can be seen in both the number of long-term client relationships we have built and maintained and in the fact that the vast majority of our business comes from these clients by way of referral.

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