John Patrick Joyce Jr.

John Patrick Joyce Jr.

Senior Counsel

J. Patrick Joyce, Jr. focuses his practice on all manner of real estate transactions with an emphasis on commercial transactions. In over 40 years at Brown, Hay + Stephens, Mr. Joyce has built a distinguished reputation for successfully resolving complex real estate issues that arise in Central Illinois. Mr. Joyce regularly represents hospitals, clinics, contractors, retailers, farmers, developers, schools, engineers and architects in developing, selling and purchasing both commercial and residential real estate and enforcing client’s real estate rights. Mr. Joyce pursues his client’s interest in regard to zoning matters, street and alley vacations, air rights leases and other issues involving municipal and county governments and regulations. Mr. Joyce has been active in the community, serving on various charitable organization boards and church committees throughout his career and has been a member of a local school board.


  • Illinois, 1972
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1975


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois (J.D. - 1972)
  • Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois (B.A., cum laude - 1969)