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.
Licensed since 2005
Hourly ($150-250/hour), Contingent (30-40%), Fixed (Sometimes)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
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
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2005||08/17/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Award for Distinguished Service||McLean County State's Attorney||2007|
|Adjunct Professor||Lincoln College||2011 - 2011|
|Owner||Brown Law Office||2009 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Hartweg, Turner, Wood and DeVary||2007 - 2009|
|Assistant State's Attorney||McLean County State's Attorney's Office||2005 - 2007|
|Probation Officer||Logan County Probation Department||1997 - 1999|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|McLean County Bar Association||Co-chair||2012 - 2012|
|McLean County Bar Association||Board of Governors||2007 - 2007|
|McLean County Bar Association||Treasurer||2007 - 2007|
|Illinois State Bar Association||N/A||2005 - Present|
|University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|Illinois State University||Business||MBA - Master of Business Administration||2001|
|Illinois State University||Criminal Justice||BS - Bachelor of Science||1995|