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Joel Patrick Brown

Family Attorney at Joliet, IL

4.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2008
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Joel

Learn Joel’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Divorce, parentage, child custody, orders of protection, stalking no contact orders, and child support matters.

    9 years, 300 cases

  2. Divorce and separation


I am a trial lawyer. I practice family law. Most of my cases are in Will County, but I also have cases in DuPage County, Grundy County, Kane County, Kendall County, and Markham and Bridgeview in Cook County.


I have been practicing law for over a decade and I have dozens of jury trials and thousands of bench trials and hearings under my belt.

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Posted by Myles | April 20, 2022
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Excellent Legal Representation
Joel was instrumental in helping understand my options, decisions, and path for my legal issues. Not only did his experience and skill ease my mind, but Joel also made crucial decisions that gave me the best possible outcome for my case. Without his expertise and guidance, my case would not have gone how it did. He helped me receive one of the best possible outcomes that could have happened. I am forever grateful and appreciative of Attorney Joel Brown.
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Posted by Raul | September 21, 2021
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Greatest Lawyer In Town!
Initially went in for a consultation but from his knowledge and step by step guidance on how to move forward in my case I knew he would be my greatest option especially this being the first time I ever get a lawyer I highly recommend Mr. Brown His Professionalism, Guidance , and Knowledge Help Me Understand All the paperwork all the requirements I needed to help my case move forward I Am Highly Greateful Thanks To Him I Have My Daughter Everyday In My life.
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Posted by Jade | November 6, 2016
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Joel is thorough, thoughtful, dependable, and efficient!
Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2021
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Good lawyer
Takes care of business doesn’t fool around handles situations and subjects in a business professional matter.
Posted by Missy | September 8, 2021
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Joel represented me on an OP case in 2019. He was not familiar with the law on multiple occasions and was not prepared in court. He failed to bring in a witness telling me he didn't have time although I gave him the name and phone number. He failed to subpoena documents needed as I requested. While questioning a witness, he failed to identify discrepancies. He misspoke often, struggled with names, and did not know what the word "hear say" meant. He also lost a thumb drive that was to be given to me. He is very disorganized.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Reeder & Brown, P.C.
  • 2019 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Joel P. Brown, P.C.
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Owner
  • Law Office Of Joel P. Brown
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Of Counsel
  • Robertson Legal Group, LLC.
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Will County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Owner
  • Law Office Of Joel P. Brown
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Legal Intern
  • Ramsey County Attorney's Office
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Legal Intern
  • Federal Public Defender Office (Ceder Rapids, IA)
  • 2005 - 2005
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  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Iowa State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993


  • Will County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Black Bar Association of Will County
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2020
  • Black Bar Association of Will County
  • President
  • 2014 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018


  • Reeder & Brown, P.C.
  • Blog
  • 2023

Speaking Engagements

  • Lunchtime Presentation
  • Search and Seizure Law Since Heiein
  • 2015
  • Annual Conference
  • An Overview Of the Illinois Fitness To Stand Trial Statute
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked in the same courtrooms as Joel for several years and have known him to be honest, ethical, diligent in his practice of law. I am proud to call him a colleague."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have personally worked with Joel, when he was a highly respected prosecutor and I was a defense attorney. Joel is smart, ethical and an exceptionally skilled trial attorney. He was much respected by the defense bar for his candor, knowledge and tremendous trial skills. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Joel is an excellent lawyer. I handled many matters with him as my opponent when he worked in the state's attorney's office. He always handled himself with professionalism and class. Therefore, I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense
Criminal defense

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Joliet Family Lawyer Joel Patrick Brown
Joel Patrick Brown
Family Attorney
Joliet, IL
Licensed for 15 years
Free Consultation