Joel E. Brown

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Peoria, Illinois

Joel E. Brown, P.C.
Joel E. Brown
Joel E. Brown, P.C.

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Products Liability, Class Action & Mass Torts; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 1992

Education: Saint Louis University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023
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Joel E. Brown, P.C.

416 Main Street
Suite 1300
Peoria, IL 61602 Visit website


Attorney Joel E. Brown is the founder and owner of Joel E. Brown, P.C., in Peoria, Illinois. A top-ranked trial lawyer with more than 28 years of total legal experience, Mr. Brown provides unmatched advocacy and support to clients throughout Illinois as well as Missouri who have suffered injuries or loss as a result of someone else's negligence or wrongdoing.

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Brown has achieved remarkable success fighting for the rights and interests of his plaintiff injury clients, and he has secured millions of dollars in total compensation for those adversely affected by motor vehicle accidents, defective products and other preventable tragedies. He also has extensive experience with workers' compensation, and he devotes a significant portion of his practice to criminal defense.

Whether working to help his clients recover the full amount of compensation they need or defending the rights and liberties of those accused of white collar crimes and other serious criminal offenses, Mr. Brown maintains an unwavering focus on his clients' needs and on helping them achieve the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

Honored for his success as well as his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Brown has earned a membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum along with a Lawyers of Distinction designation. He has also received many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers as well as numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

A 1987 graduate of Washington University, Mr. Brown obtained his Juris Doctor from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1992. He holds his license to practice in Illinois and Missouri, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.

Highly active in his legal community, Mr. Brown is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the American Association for Justice, among his other professional affiliations.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Asbestos, Assault & Battery, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Pharmaceutical, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Toxic Torts, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

First Admitted: 1992, Illinois

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2020
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 2020
  • American Association for Justice, 2020
Educational Background:
  • Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri: A.B.; 1987; Major: Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Secured a confidential medical malpractice settlement for my client after a surgical supply was left in his abdomen during a surgery, which caused him injury and new surgery to remove it, 2018
  • $20,000,000+ confidential settlement for a young man who was severely injured and whose family was killed when an overloaded and improperly maintained commercial motor vehicle crossed the centerline on a bridge and collided head-on with the family vehicle, 2020
  • Successfully secured a $1.2M settlement for my client who was injured, and her husband tragically killed, in an intersection collision, 2018
  • Attempt first degree murder trial by jury to verdict that lasted for a week resulted in a sentence significantly lower than what was offered by the prosecution in pre-trial negotiation, 2018
  • My client was found not guilty after a week-long jury trial on 2 class 2 felony charges of theft and personal use of charitable trust funds, 2018
  • Secured a $350,000 settlement for my client in a very contested automobile vs. motorcycle collision case, 2018
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Boy Scouts of America, Adult Volunteer, 2003-present, Positions held: Assistant Cubmaster, Cubmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, Scoutmaster, District Committee Chairman, WD Boyce Council Vice-President, WD Boyce Council Executive Board, WD Boyce Council Board of Directors, 2018
  • America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys, Member, 2020
  • Lawyers of Distinction, Member, 2020
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Life Member, 2018
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 - Personal Injury, Member, 2020

Office location for Joel E. Brown

416 Main Street
Suite 1300
Peoria, IL 61602

Phone: 309-271-6600


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023

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