Brian Mooty

Practice Groups:


Business and Commercial Litigation

Business Organizations & Transactions


Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy


Environmental Law

Government Contracts


Not-for-Profit Organizations

Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate

Residential Real Estate and Title Services

Office Locations:

Peoria (Downtown), IL



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  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, cum laude, J.D. (1986)
  • Eastern Illinois University, B.A. in Political Science (1983)

Year Joined Firm



Heyl Royster


Brian Mooty (Attorney at Law)

Brian Mooty dedicates his practice to real estate law, representing buyers and sellers of residential and commercial real estate. Brian assists clients with real estate issues, including sales and acquisitions, leasing, property tax assessments and exemptions, development, subdivisions, zoning, environmental problems, and title and title insurance status. His real estate practice includes public housing and the development of mixed-finance affordable housing and local government law.

Heyl Royster is an Attorneys' Title Guarantee Fund agent, allowing Brian to act as title agent on numerous transactions, and issue real estate title commitments and title policies. He has extensive practice assisting landlords with leasing and evictions and represents condominium and homeowner associations.

Brian has been active in the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce, served as a Chamber Ambassador, was a member of the Chamber's Government committee, and graduated from the Chamber's Community Leadership School and Political Action School. Brian was also a member of the Peoria Jaycees, serving as the chapter's Management Vice President, and has volunteered for the Nature Conservancy. He is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Peoria.


"Easements and Licenses Residential, in Real Estate," Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Chapter 18 (2003)

"The Illinois Responsible Property Transfer Act, In Environmental Law for Transactional Attorneys," Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Chapter 8 (2001)

Public Speaking

“Anatomy of a Residential New Construction Contract”
Illinois State Bar Association's Real Estate Law Update Seminar 2022

Professional Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association (Construction Law Section Council, Secretary)
  • Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association
  • Peoria County Bar Association

Court Admissions

  • State Courts of Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court, Central District of Illinois

Community Involvement

  • Methodist College of Health Sciences (Board of Directors past president; Executive Committee)
  • UnityPoint Methodist Hospital (past Board Member)
  • Nature Conservancy (Volunteer)
  • Neighborhood House (Board Member, past Chairperson; Executive Committee)
  • Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce (past Chamber Ambassador)
  • Peoria Jaycees (past Management Vice President)
  • Rotary Club of Peoria (past Board Member; Paul Harris Fellow)