Scott R. Pettit

Scott R. Pettit

Partner since 1986
Aurora, Missouri
Scott was born and raised in Aurora, Missouri during which time he enjoyed football, basketball and baseball. After obtaining a degree in finance and banking, he married the love of his life, Theresa in 1982. Shortly after graduating from the University Missouri – Kansas City Law School in 1985, they returned to Aurora. Since that time, Scott has had the privilege of practicing law with some of the best legal minds in Missouri. He was mentored by his father Walter, the Honorable Larry W. Meyer and many others in the 39th Judicial Bar association. Scott currently concentrates his practice in personal injury, premises liability, and worker's compensation. Scott and Theresa have two children: James a practicing attorney in the Pettit Law Office and a daughter Allison who is a pharmacist. Scott enjoys his family, his church, watching and supporting Aurora Houn’ Dawg sports, and serving on various not-for-profit boards which focus on community betterment.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Defense
  • Adoptions
  • Car Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Premises Liability
  • Traffic Tickets

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1985
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1999


  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri
    • J.D. - 1985
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
    • B.S.B.A. - 1982
    • Major: Finance and Banking
  • Aurora High School, Aurora, MO 1978

Honors and Awards

  • Highest AV Rating from Martindale Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Missouri Bar, Member, 1985 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of American
  • American Association for Justice
  • Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers
  • Missouri Brain Injury Association
  • Missouri Sheriff's Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Pettit Law Office – Partner attorney
  • City of Aurora – Attorney 1986-93
  • Assistant Prosecutor Law Co 1988-1990

Pro Bono Activities

  • Community Foundation of the Ozarks – Aurora Affiliate - President
  • Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks
  • Aurora Beautification Company - President
  • Aurora Economic Development Committee, Board of Directors
  • Aurora Industrial Development Corporation, Board of Directors
  • Aurora Little League-President and coach
  • Aurora Rocking A Saddle Club
  • Aurora Alumni Booster Club
  • Aurora Football Alumni Association
  • First Presbyterian Church – Elder, Deacon and Sunday School teacher
  • Little League –President and coach
  • Mighty Mights Football – board member and coach
  • Abou Ben Adhem
  • Scottish Rite Masons
  • Sigma Nu Fraternity
  • Delta Theta Phi Fraternity


  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Sigma Nu