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Joel Ehrgott Brown

Joel Ehrgott Brown

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Medical Malpractice, Defective and Dangerous Products, Personal Injury

About Me

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

Licensed since 1992

  1. Personal Injury: 25%
    23 years
  2. Defective and Dangerous Products: 25%
    23 years
  3. Medical Malpractice: 25%
    23 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 25%
    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

5 total 

  • Christopher Gene Leasor

    When I was a prosecutor, I had the privilege of seeing Joel defend the rights of his clients in criminal matters. Joel is one of the brightest and most effective attorneys I have seen in action. He practices in many areas and does so with a high level of knowledge and competence in each area, a task that is not easy. Joel's abilities are so respected, he was appointed as the Peoria County Public Defender in July of 2014 by the County Board. I highly recommend Joel to help anyone in need of legal assistance.


    Christopher Leasor DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Joel. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Joel E. Brown & Associates, P.C.

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


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199305/14/2015
MOInactive voluntarily199201/08/2013

Professional Misconduct

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 UniversityEarth and Planetary SciencesBA - Bachelor of Arts1987

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Traveling Court ProgramAppellate Court Oral Argument2010