My faith and my family are the most important parts of my life. If you find a lawyer who tells you otherwise, walk away....
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.
I volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America and take great satisfaction in helping young people grow in leadership, citizenship and outdoor skills through the Scouting program.
Licensed since 1993
Hourly ($200-300/hour), Contingent (20-33%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (120 minutes), Pro Bono (1%)
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
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1993||05/14/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Eagle Scout||Boy Scouts of America||1980|
|Chief Public Defender||Peoria County, Illinois||2014 - Present|
|Principal||Joel E. Brown & Associates, P.C.||1998 - Present|
|Litigation Attorney||Farmers Insurance Group||1996 - 1998|
|Associate||Robert E. Pedroli & Associates||1994 - 1996|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice||N/A||2013 - Present|
|Illinois Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Peoria County Bar Association||N/A||1999 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||N/A||1993 - Present|
|Missouri State Bar Association||N/A||1992 - 2000|
|Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis||N/A||1992 - 1998|
|Birth Injury Leads to Hypoxemia and Death of Infant||Medical malpractice settlement for the family|
|Failure to Diagnose Bowel Obstruction||Medical malpractice settlement for mother of child|
|Failure to Test Allows Cancer to Progress||Medical malpractice settlement for the family|
|Saint Louis University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|Washington University||Earth and Planetary Sciences||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1987|
|Traveling Court Program||Appellate Court Oral Argument||2010|