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Larry A. Apfelbaum

Larry Apfelbaum - Kanoski Bresney - Central Illinois Personal Injury Lawyer

Larry opened the Bloomington office of Kanoski Bresney in 1995 and, along with his staff of dedicated legal assistants in Bloomington and Champaign, Larry has and successfully represented thousands of clients in central Illinois over the past 29 years.

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Larry was born in Freeport, Illinois and raised in the Chicago area with three brothers.   After graduating from Illinois State University in 1983 with a degree in Business Administration/ Accounting, he attended the University of Illinois College of Law in Champaign-Urbana earning his Juris Doctor in 1987.    Larry first position was at a general practice law firm in Bloomington before joining the Springfield office of Kanoski Bresney in 1989 to concentrate on personal injury and workers’ compensation cases.   Larry quickly realized that the laws are often too complicated for everyday people to understand, and insurance companies like to take advantage of this fact.  By focusing his legal work on helping injured people and workers, he has sought to level the playing field with big insurance companies.

Larry has been married to Karen since 1988 and together they currently have ten animal children: Reilly, Sissy, Ebony, Nibbles, Lola, Fuzz, Banjo, Marly, Oscar, and Pepper. Together Larry and Karen are big believers in giving back to the community, donating their time and talents to multiple local non-profit organizations.

Areas Of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1987
  • S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1987
  • S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1987
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University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Illinois

  • J.D. – 1987

Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

  • B.S. – 1984
  • Major: Business Administration/Accounting/Finance


  • Workers’ Compensation” CLE Presentation, McLean County Bar Association

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • McLean County Bar Association
  • Public Justice Foundation
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Avvo 5 star rating

Pro Bono Activities

  • Legal Counsel / Board of Directors for Wish Bone Canine Rescue in Bloomington
  • Past board member for Animal Protective League of Sangamon Country
  • Past board Member for the Red Cross of McLean County
  • Prairie State Legal Services, volunteer
  • McLean County Bar Association: Lawyers in the Classroom and Law Day Committees