Law Office of Joel P. Brown, P.C.

Firm Overview

Law Office of Joel P. Brown, P.C. was founded in 2016 on the ideals of honesty, integrity, and unmatched customer service. Since then, we have helped clients throughout Northern Illinois navigate their most difficult legal concerns. Founding attorney Joel Brown opened the firm with the goal of providing quality representation and responsible advice regardless of the challenges presented by a particular case.

If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with a crime, contact our office immediately. Call 815-215-8208 to schedule a free consultation at the Law Office of Joel P. Brown, P.C. today. We will meet with you to discuss your case and help you understand your available legal options. Our firm is proud to serve clients in Joliet, Plainfield, Mokena, Bolingbrook, Crest Hill, Romeoville, Will County, and throughout the area.
Main Office
Main Office

Joliet  IL 
  • (815) 215-8208
Criminal Defense
Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Will County IL
Our commitment to personalized service extends to all those facing criminal charges. At our law firm, we know that being arrested and charged with a crime is a confusing and often frightening experience. Too often, a person facing criminal charges will hesitate before contacting an attorney and, in the meantime, will continue talking to law enforcement, possibly making statements that could be used against him or her later. When you are taken into police custody, you need an attorney immediately. The experienced team at the Law Office of Joel P. Brown, P.C. is ready to go to work on your behalf.

The criminal defense team at our firm is led by former Will County prosecutor Joel Brown. Throughout his career, Attorney Brown has handled thousands of criminal cases, both as a prosecuting attorney and as a defense attorney. With his knowledge and experience, he is equipped to help you with matters related to:

Drunk driving, including first offenders, felony DUIs, and driving under the influence of drugs;
Drug crimes, including possession and intent to deliver cocaine, methamphetamines, and heroin;
Sexual offenses, including prostitution, sexual assault, and child pornography;
Violent crimes, including domestic violence, assault, and battery;
Defense against an order of protection;
Property crimes, including retail theft and shoplifting;
Weapons charges, including illegal possession and firearm trafficking; and
Traffic offenses, including aggravated speeding, reckless driving, and driving with a suspended license.
Experienced Lawyers in Will County for Clients Charged With Drunk Driving
For more than 12 years, attorney Joel Brown has been helping clients throughout Northern Illinois work through their most challenging legal issues. We have the skill and experience to assist you in finding a resolution that minimizes the impact on your life and your future.

From the moment you are arrested on DUI charges, you need an advocate on your side. Our attorneys will go to work right away in investigating the circumstance of your case. If you failed or refused a breathalyzer or other type of blood alcohol test (BAC), we explore every possibility for limiting the effects on your driving privileges. If your license has been suspended, we will work with you in getting back on the road quickly through various programs offered by the state of Illinois.

At the Law Office of Joel P. Brown, P.C., we are dedicated to providing the responsible, cost-effective representation you need when you are facing charges related to:

First-offense DUI;
Driving under the influence of marijuana or other drugs;
DUI causing an accident resulting in damage or injury;
Felony DUI, including third or fourth offenses; and
DUI for a commercial driver's license (CDL) holders.

The severity of the charges against you and the associated penalties will depend on the exact circumstances of your case. One of our experienced lawyers can help you fully understand the nature of the charges and potential consequences you may face. Depending on your situation, we will negotiate with prosecutors when necessary, looking to reduce or eliminate many of the charges against you.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

At our firm, we believe that a responsible criminal defense begins with a full investigation into the circumstance of your arrest. We realize some firms may shy away from cases that entail hard work, possibly leading to a courtroom trial. While some cases can be settled through a plea agreement with prosecutors, we know that others require the attention of a skilled lawyer who is not afraid to go to trial. Our attorneys will not be bullied or intimidated into accepting a deal that compromises your rights; juries and judges do not scare us. You can rely on our team to remain at your side all the way through to trial and beyond.

Joel Brown

Joel Patrick Brown was admitted to the practice of law in 2008. In 2009 Joel formed his own law firm and mainly practiced in the areas of criminal law, traffic law, and family law. In 2010 Joel closed his law firm and became an Assistant State's Attorney with the Will County State's Attorney's Office where he prosecuted thousands of DUI cases, hundreds of domestic battery cases, and countless aggravated and petty traffic criminal cases. Joel left the Will County State's Attorney's Office in January 2016. Joel practices in the areas of criminal law, DUI law, family and divorce law, and probate law.

Joel received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Iowa in 2007. He received a B.A. in Philosophy from Iowa State University in 1997. Joel graduated from Crete-Monee High School in 1993. When Joel isn't working he enjoys cooking, eating, and reading science fiction or historical fiction.

Practice Areas:

Criminal Defense
Family Law
Probate and Guardianship

Bar Admissions:

Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar

Professional Associations and Memberships

Black Bar Association of Will County, Immediate Past-President
Illinois State Bar Association, Member
Will County Bar Association, Member
Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Iowa State University
    B.A. Philosophy
  • University of Iowa, College of Law

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