Over 50 Years Of Experience

Edgar P. Petti

  • Partner


Geneva, IL






Mr. Petti resides in the Geneva Area. He was born in Philadelphia PA, and grew up in Pittsburgh PA and Evanston IL. He has represented both small and large businesses. He has been associated with private law practice firms in downtown Chicago and in the Chicago Suburban area. For over twenty-five years, he has maintained his principal law office in Geneva, Kane County, IL.

Mr. Petti's corporate law work includes serving as staff legal counsel for Motorola Inc. and General Counsel/Secretary of Andrew Corporation, two international electronic businesses.

His trial work has taken him from Connecticut to California. Most of his trial work has been in Cook, Kane and DuPage Counties, Illinois. He has appeared and argued before the First and Second Districts of the Illinois Appellate Court, the Illinois Supreme Court, and the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Areas Of Practice

  • General Civil Litigation
  • Auto Negligence & Serious Personal Injuries
  • Medical & Professional Malpractice
  • General Business Litigation
  • Corporation, Partnership & LLC Litigation
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Minority Shareholder Oppression
  • Business Transfers/Stock Sales and Purchases
  • Incorporations & Shareholder Agreements
  • Employment Disputes & Covenants-Not-To-Compete
  • Construction Law & Mechanic's Lien Litigation
  • Bankruptcy Law & Debt Resolution
  • Chapters 7, 13
  • Adversary Litigation in Bankruptcy Court
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Sales/Purchases and Closings
  • Estate Planning & Trusts

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit


  • University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D.
  • Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois
    • B.A.
    • Major: Philosophy(Scientific Methodology and Logic)


  • Speaker: Employment Termination and Discrimination Topics

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Arbitration Association, Arbitrator, Section of Construction Disputes
  • Supreme Court of Illinois, Annexed Mandatory Arbitration Program, Chairperson Arbitrator
  • American Association For Justice, Member
  • Kane County, Illinois, Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Several School Councils, Officer
  • YMCA, Officer
  • Glen Ellyn Jaycees, President
  • Junior Chamber International, Senator
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Arbitration Association, Construction Division, Arbitrator
  • Trial Bar, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Andrew Corporation, General Counsel
  • Motorola, Inc., Corporate Attorney
  • Mitchell & Conway, Associate