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Professionally, I dedicate myself to obtaining the best possible outcome for my clients. I believe communication and reasonable expectations are the keystones to solid client relationships.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 34%
    23 years
  2. Defective and Dangerous Products: 33%
    23 years
  3. Medical Malpractice: 33%
    23 years



Hourly ($200-300/hour), contingent (20-33%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (120 minutes), Pro bono (1%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

8 total 

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  • Jeffrey Alan Green

    I first met Joel as an opposing party on a case a few years ago. I was extremely impressed with his handling of that case.I would give him the highest recommendation possible.


    Jeffrey Green Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Jeffrey A. Ryva

    I endorse this lawyer. He is aggressive and has a reputation for getting results for his clients in the courtroom and in negotiations. He is recommended by many civil attorneys in Central Illinois to handle referred complex criminal matters for clients. Joel has the respect of judges in federal and state courts.


    Jeffrey Ryva Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Joel E. Brown & Associates, P.C.

416 Main St.
Suite. 1300
Peoria, IL, 61602-1133


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199311/12/2015
MOInactive voluntarily199201/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Eagle ScoutBoy Scouts of America1980
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Chief Public DefenderPeoria County, Illinois2014 - Present
PrincipalJoel E. Brown & Associates, P.C.1998 - Present
Litigation AttorneyFarmers Insurance Group1996 - 1998
AssociateRobert E. Pedroli & Associates1994 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeN/A2013 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Peoria County Bar AssociationN/A1999 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/A1993 - Present
Missouri State Bar AssociationN/A1992 - 2000
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. LouisN/A1992 - 1998
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Birth Injury Leads to Hypoxemia and Death of InfantMedical malpractice settlement for the family
Failure to Diagnose Bowel ObstructionMedical malpractice settlement for mother of child
Failure to Test Allows Cancer to ProgressMedical malpractice settlement for the family
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Publication nameTitleDate
Peoria Journal StarProfile Article2014
Peoria Journal StarInterview2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Saint Louis University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Washington University School of LawEarth and Planetary SciencesBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Traveling Court ProgramAppellate Court Oral Argument2010