847-577-2227 | 312-777-3773

Ernest L. Rose

Managing Partner, Residential Real Estate

Ernest L. Rose

Managing Partner, Residential Real Estate Manager


847-577-2227 ext. 233 | 312-777-3773 ext. 233

Ernie is the Real Estate Manager and has been a partner at the firm since 2020. Ernie concentrates in residential real estate transactions and manages the Real Estate Department.

While Ernie practices primarily in the field of real estate, he has experience in family law, litigation, bankruptcy, and corporate law, all of which inform his real estate practice.

Ernie prides himself on being attentive and responsive from initial contract review through closing. Ernie works with a wide range of clients, from first-time homebuyers and transitioning seniors to corporate clients and property investors. Ernie has assisted thousands of clients throughout the Chicago Metro in his time at DKMO law.

Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, Ernie lives in Arlington Heights with his wife, Krysta, son, Wilson, daughter, Cleo, and dog, Abby.


B.A., summa cum laude, from Drake University in 2009

J.D., High Honors, from The University of Iowa College of Law in 2012

Leadership & Honors

  • Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce
  • Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Order of the Coif

Favorite Fictional Lawyer

Jake Brigance

First Car

1993 Ford Tempo