Reeder & Brown, P.C.


Will County Divorce and Family Law Attorneys

Lawyers for Criminal Defense in Joliet and Plainfield

Legal issues can quickly become overwhelming, whether you are dealing with a divorce or family law matter or a criminal defense case. You can count on attorneys Joel Brown and Gregory Reeder to talk straight with you and be forceful advocates for your best interests.


With over 30 years of combined experience serving the Joliet and Will County areas, we are prepared to aggressively advocate your case.

We understand the importance of family, and we are dedicated to protecting our clients' rights and representing their interests as they address issues related to divorce, child custody, or other matters that affect them and their loved ones. We work to resolve these issues as amicably as possible, but we are always prepared to fight for our clients' interests in the courtroom.

With our extensive experience in criminal cases, we can ensure that defendants' rights are protected at all times. Contact us at 815-885-5980 to set up a free consultation today.

Attorneys Greg Reeder & Joel Brown

We take a constructive, compassionate approach to every case we take on, working to resolve matters efficiently and effectively.

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Reeder & Brown, P.C.

Empowering you & your family through life's toughest transitions.


At Reeder & Brown, P.C., we know the complexities and emotional strain that come with legal issues within the family. Divorce, child support, parenting time and the division of assets and debts can, unfortunately, bring out the worst in people. As your attorneys, we will strive to bring a sense of calmness and purpose to your family legal issue while working toward an acceptable compromise that has all sides invested. If, however, that is unsuccessful, we are fully prepared to take your case to court. Our extensive criminal court experience provides us with courtroom tools many other attorneys do not have.

From the beginning to the end of your case, we will make sure you understand the best approach that will help you accomplish your goals. We will take the time to ensure that you are informed about the laws that apply to your situation, and we will advocate on your behalf when negotiating agreements with the other side or arguing matters in the courtroom.

The divorce process can be difficult, and in addition to the strong emotions that come with the end of a long-term relationship, it may involve a variety of legal complications and financial concerns. We will work to make this process as easy as possible for you, ensuring that all legal issues are handled properly so that you can focus on moving forward after your marriage has been legally dissolved.

We have the experience to ensure that the rights & well-being of your children are protected.

Family law cases involving child custody can be especially difficult for everyone involved, and the breakdown of the relationship between parents may result in significant conflict and disagreements about what is best for children. We can help you focus on finding solutions that will provide for your children's best interests.

As you work to address child-related issues, we will help you put a parenting plan in place that will meet your family's needs, while also addressing issues related to child support, parental relocation, post-divorce modifications, and more.

Options for Paying Child Support in Illinois

  • Wage withholding
  • Electronic payments
  • Mailed payments
  • Paying the other parent directly
  • Paying a provider

Aggressive Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Will County, IL

If you are facing criminal charges, particularly those that carry the threat of a lengthy prison sentence, you must not entrust your case to just anyone. Choose a lawyer who will commit enough time to your case to fully research the details and prepare a forceful defense. At Reeder & Brown, we have the experience and determination to fight for you against the combined forces of police and prosecuting attorneys. Our winning approach includes finding ways to present your actions and your character in the most positive light, digging out every weakness in the prosecution’s case, and crafting clear, strong arguments in your favor.

Order of Protection Defense

If you have been served with an order of protection, you need an attorney to protect your rights and your reputation. Whether the protectee acted out of legitimate fear, spite, or to get an advantage in a divorce or child custody proceeding, the attorneys of Reeder & Brown will stand up for you in the mandatory court hearing and make sure that your side of the story is heard. We will provide sound counsel to help you turn this situation around. If you have been charged with violating an order of protection, we will provide a vigorous defense and do our utmost to help you avoid a criminal conviction.

Gregory Reeder

For 15 years, Gregory Reeder has been a vigorous advocate for his clients and a public servant throughout the State of Illinois.

Greg aggressively fights for his clients, whether they are charged with a felony or misdemeanor or are going through a divorce or family law case. Greg has successfully defended clients at all stages of litigation in both criminal and civil courts, with a focus on criminal defense, civil litigation, divorce, and juvenile law.

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.

From Our Clients

  • I was very impressed with Reeder & Brown. If I sent and email or called with a question, I received a response by the end of the day. I was unsure how my case would work and I was walked through the entire process...
  • Joel is so nice professional. He responds to my calls at a timely manner, he gives you straight answers and goes through you’re case wisely. He has helped me with two cases and whatever questions I had he answered...
  • Mr. Brown is extremely professional and personable and helped me with any questions and concerns I ever had about my case and would break it down as much as need be for me to understand what I was being told...
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