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Aurora Attorneys

Practicing Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation & Estate Planning

At Pettit Law Office, we focus on assisting people recovering from life-changing injuries and help them get the justice they deserve after being injured due to no fault of their own. We also offer services in estate planning, workers’ compensation, and adoption. Clients who retain our firm work directly with the same highly skilled attorney from start to finish, receiving one-on-one attention and personalized representation. We are compassionate advocates who take a client-focused approach to every case.

All of our attorneys have trial experience and prepare each case as if it were going to trial. Whether we can recover for you through negotiation or must resort to litigation, Pettit Law Office fights hard to achieve a favorable resolution. Every client we work with benefits from our long track record of successful case results in each of our practice areas. We are committed to providing you with the high-quality representation you deserve in your time of need.

Meet Our Team

A Commitment to Quality Since 1957

Our personal injury attorneys in Aurora are second-, third-, and fourth-generation lawyers with a long history of success. When representing our valued clients, compassion and justice are our highest priorities. As a family owned and operated law firm, we treat clients like our own family. With more than 100 years of combined experience, our attorneys have the knowledge and skill to help our neighbors in Aurora and beyond resolve their legal matters favorably. Whether you are seeking compensation for injuries related to a car accident or need to file a workers’ compensation claim for a workplace injury, Pettit Law Office is the firm to call.

Millions Recovered for Our Clients

  • $125,000 Settlement Rear-End Car Accident
    Upon approaching heavy traffic, my client slowed his SUV that was traveling South on Highway 65. The defendant driver rear ended my client. His neck surgery and medical bills of $55, 261 were a direct result of the collision. The defendant’s insurance failed to pay the policy limit of $25,000 as requested by the defendant driver. This resulted in a “bad faith” claim against the insurance policy. This case was settled during mediation.
  • $527,000 Verdict Premise Liability
    My client slipped and fell in a handicap ramp that was covered in ice as a result of a faulty unmaintained downspout. She ruptured disk C5-6 and suffered an annular tear at L4-5 along with shoulder and foot complaints. This resulted is surgery for an anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion of her neck. Her past medical bills were $80,000. Two pre-trial mediations failed with defense offering $30,000 to settle. The jury gave 25% fault to my client. The jury also awarded $40,000 for her husband’s consortium claim. (Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly, July 23, 2009)
  • $450,000 Settlement Motor Vehicle Accident
    Client was seriously injured when the car she was riding in was rear ended while stopped in traffic. She had to have back surgery. The case settled early in the discovery process without the need of formal mediation.
  • $1,300,000 Settlement Workers' Compensation
    Confidential settlement for our client who was hurt by a large piece of machinery at work.
  • $300,000 Settlement Premises Liability
    Our client was riding in a Rhino ATV when the driver caused it to flip. When the ATV flipped, our client’s hand was smashed requiring amputation of a finger. Case settled for policy limits without filing suit. After settlement our office worked to lower medical bills so our client received more money.
  • $250,000 Settlement Premises Liability
    Client was hurt after the driver of the Arctic Cat side by side rolled the ATV cutting the jaw of our client. Settlement reached at mediation just 3 months after filing suit.
  • $350,000 Settlement Semi-Trailer Accident
    My client proceeded thru the intersection of Highway 60 and 39 in Aurora. She was broadsided by a semi-trailer running. There was a dispute over who had the green light. My client was ejected from the vehicle resulting in the following injuries: fractures to her jaw, clavicle, iliac crest and five fractured ribs. She also had a 14 inch laceration from the corner of her mouth down to her throat. This almost completely removed her tongue. She had a collapsed lung requiring a respirator, a bruised kidney and a head injury. She was airlifted from the scene and received $147,790 in medical expenses. Medicare was reimbursed $36,410 of that expense. Expert used: neuropsychologist. Client agreed to a structured settlement.
  • $732,000 Settlement Rear-End Car Accident
    Our client was injured when he stopped his car on Highway 60 in Monett to wait for traffic to clear in order to make a left turn. He was rear-end by a vehicle that was rear-ended by a semi truck. The tractor trailer truck was owned by a company in Tennessee. This chain reaction was a direct result of his injuries. His diagnosis were: concussion, cluster headaches, Chiari malformation, strain to cervical and lumbar spine. His impotence was determined to be from a damaged pituitary gland as a result from his closed head injury. He required testosterone injections every 3 weeks. Experts used: accident reconstructionist, neuropsychologist, economist, vocational rehabilitation.
  • $640,000 Settlement Brain Injury After Semi-Truck Accident
    Our firm represented an 8 year old boy who suffered a brain injury as a direct result of accident involving a semi-truck at the intersection of Highway 39 and I-44. His past medical bills were $122,754. Client did have pre-accident diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Funds from the settlement were deposited into a Missouri Special Needs Trust to provide for future treatment.
  • $25,000 Settlement Workers' Compensation for Law Enforcement Officer
    Our client was involved in a crash while responding to a call. Settlement was done between the employer’s work comp coverage and the other driver’s liability insurance.

Client Testimonials

Compelling Stories of Recovery
  • “I am extremely satisfied after 12 years of representation.”

    Casey C.

  • “James was kind, knowledgeable and kept us informed during our whole process.”

    Kari L.

  • “They handled the process to take stress off my family and to reach a fair settlement.”

    Billy R.

  • “Always very timely in responding and very knowledgeable in what they do!”

    Trenton P.

Experience is the Difference

3 Generations, 60 Years in Practice, 100 Years of Combined Experience

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With Our Attorneys in Aurora

We understand that clients who need legal representation are often feeling overwhelmed and unsure of who to turn to. At Pettit Law Office, we strive to make our clients feel confident in their choice to work with us. Our attorneys take the time to get to know each client so that they can provide tailored and effective representation. From start to finish, we can be there fighting for you.


  • American Association for justice (AAFJ)
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rating
  • BBB A+ Rating
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar
  • MATA
  • Missouri Bar Association