Kenneth L. Halvachs

Kenneth L. Halvachs

Belleville, Illinois

Ken is one of the co-founders of Boyle Brasher LLC.  His practice includes a concentration in transportation liability and insurance defense.  Ken is a trial lawyer with years of court room experience. It can truly be said that Ken relishes his time in the court room whether cross examining an adverse witness in a jury trial or arguing a contested motion before a judge. Competition, better yet success in competition, are hallmarks of Ken’s character.  He has tried many cases to verdict in both state and federal courts. He has handled numerous lawsuits in jurisdictions across and beyond the Midwest region. Ken is known for his command of the law and his knack for a common sense approach that impresses judges, juries and especially his clients. 


Ken is a lifelong resident of the state of Illinois and an avid fan of his alma mater, The University of Illinois.  He enjoys golfing when his family and work commitments allow.  Ken is married with two children.


Areas of Practice

  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Railroad Defense
  • Products Liability Defense
  • Toxic Tort Defense
  • Insurance Defense
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Trucking Defense
  • Employment Law Defense
  • Class Action Defense
  • Legal Malpractice Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit


  • University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Illinois
    • Juris Doctorate
  • Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science
    • Honors: With Highest Honors

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The St. Clair County Bar Association
  • The Illinois State Bar Association
  • The American Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar Association
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • The Bar Association of the Central and Southern Federal Districts of Illinois
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel