Our Lawyers

Brave Law Center and our team of attorneys are equipped to handle your most difficult claims and cases. Whether looking for representation for your divorce or in need of a criminal defense lawyer, we’ve got you covered.

Jason B. Netzley delves into all varieties of traffic and felony charges. Additionally, he handles family law, real estate, estate planning, and civil cases.

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  • Jason B. Netzley

    Attorney & Mediator

    Jason B. Netzley

    Jason B. Netzley

    Attorney & Mediator

    Jason Netzley founded Brave Law Center, P.C., after years of practicing law in Central Illinois. At the beginning of his legal career, Jason worked as an assistant state’s attorney in McLean and Woodford counties. In Woodford County, he was the only assistant prosecutor and was responsible for all matters in his courtroom, from traffic tickets to felony cases. Jason also handled expungements and civil matters, including providing opinions to the Woodford County Board. He then moved into private practice at a Peoria-area law firm, where he gained experience in family law, criminal defense, and license reinstatements, among other legal areas. At the Brave Law Center, he is pleased to use his accumulated skills and experience, along with the professional connections he’s forged with local judges and attorneys, to provide his clients with the best possible legal outcomes whenever possible.

    Jason received an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Illinois Springfield and a juris doctorate law degree from the Southern Illinois University School of Law. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Business from SIUC. At the Brave Law Center, Jason handles divorce and other family law matters, including adoption and name-change cases, as well as criminal cases, including DUI and other traffic tickets; drug cases and other criminal matters; license reinstatements; sealing and expungement cases; real estate matters; and wills, trusts, estates, and guardianships. Originally from Logan County, he now lives in Tazewell County. He’s an animal lover and an avid board gamer and pinball player.

  • Christopher A. Nelson

    Christopher A. Nelson


    Christopher A. Nelson is an experienced attorney and litigator who has helped thousands of people in the areas of Family Law, Juvenile Adjudication, Adoption, Guardianship, Criminal Law, and Traffic.

    Mr. Nelson earned his B.S. from Illinois State University and his J.D. from Northern Illinois University College of Law. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois and is a member of the Peoria County Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

    Mr. Nelson has a dedicated history of public service. He served with distinction for six years in the United States Air Force and the Illinois Air National Guard. Following his military career, in law school, he was the Vice President of the Public Interest Law Society (PILS) at Northern Illinois University, and a Semi-Finalist in the Mock Trial Competition.

  • Bradley Vallerius

    Bradley Vallerius


    Bradley Vallerius is an attorney with a reputation for excellent communication, compassion, and high client satisfaction. As a core member of Brave Law Center’s family law practice, Vallerius is effective at helping clients resolve issues in divorce, child support, and parenting. He is also skilled at drafting legal instruments including wills, deeds, and contracts. Vallerius has won multiple cases on appeal and has appeared before the Illinois Prisoner Review Board to successfully obtain the governor’s pardon of a client’s criminal felony offense.

    Before becoming an attorney, Vallerius worked as a journalist writing news for the global online gambling industry, where he routinely covered the actions of governments around the world concerning their decisions to regulate or prohibit gambling on the internet. Following law school, Vallerius served as General Counsel and Director of Communications for one of Illinois’ first licensed medical cannabis corporations, where he facilitated the legally compliant production and sale of some of the state’s first legal cannabis products.

    Vallerius is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis (B.A.) and St. Louis University School of Law (J.D.). His hobbies include cooking, fitness, movies, reading about news and current events, and stock investing.

    Vallerius joined the Brave Law Center in March 2021.

Criminal, Divorce, Family Law Attorney in Peoria IL

330 NE Perry Ave., Peoria IL 61603

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Criminal, Divorce, Family Law Attorney in Peoria IL


Criminal, Divorce, Family Law Attorney in Peoria IL