Joel Brakken


Joel received his Bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin Whitewater in 2009 and his law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law in 2013. While in law school, Joel worked at a personal injury firm and prosecutor’s office. Before joining the firm, Joel served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General Corps. Additionally, he served as a state and federal prosecutor and was lead prosecutor for over twenty-five jury trials at the felony and misdemeanor level. Joel focuses his practice on workers’ compensation defense and practices in the Jacksonville office.


Areas of Practice

  • Workers' Compensation Defense


  • University of Wisconsin Whitewater, 2009
  • Valparaiso University School of Law, 2013

Bar & Court Admissions

  • The Florida Bar
  • The Minnesota Bar
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals