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About me

Due to my extensive jury trial experience, I have a broad and deep knowledge of the Illinois legal system.  You can trust my advice and make informed decisions that are right for you.  


In order to effectively advocate for you, I am always preparing your case for trial.  If your lawyer is unwilling or unable to go to trial the opposing attorney will know and take advantage of you throughout the negotiation process.  With my legal strategy, matters will often be negotiated and settled for you, but if they don’t result in a settlement, you are in a superior position to go to trial and win. 


When I’m not practicing law, I enjoy spending time with family and rehabbing my century old home.  In addition to my private practice, I also take a limited number of indigent clients through appointment by the Circuit Court, because it is my belief that the legal system must work for everyone, regardless of income level.



Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. Personal Injury: 50%



Hourly ($150-250/hour), contingent (30-40%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

3 total 

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  • Jacob DiCiaula

    I served as an Assistant State's Attorney after Jeff left the office. I found that he had a reputation as an attorney who knew the law and knew how to effectively advocate for his client. He worked hard and did his best to obtain excellent results for the folks he represented.


    Jacob DiCiaula Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • John Spyros Fotopoulos

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    John Fotopoulos Personal Injury Attorney
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Contact info

Brown Law Office

501 North Main Street
Suite 9
Bloomington, IL, 61701


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200511/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Award for Distinguished ServiceMcLean County State's Attorney2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerBrown Law Office2009 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorLincoln College2011 - 2011
Associate AttorneyHartweg, Turner, Wood and DeVary2007 - 2009
Assistant State's AttorneyMcLean County State's Attorney's Office2005 - 2007
Probation OfficerLogan County Probation Department1997 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
McLean County Bar AssociationCo-chair2012 - 2012
McLean County Bar AssociationBoard of Governors2007 - 2007
McLean County Bar AssociationTreasurer2007 - 2007
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Columbia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Illinois State UniversityBusinessMBA - Master of Business Administration2001
Illinois State UniversityCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ethics ExtravaganzaEthics2012