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Scott Pettit

Experienced Aurora Attorney

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 the state of Missouri. He was mentored by his father Walter, the Honorable Larry W. Meyer, and many others in the 39th Judicial Bar Association.

Scott is a wrongful death lawyer who currently concentrates his practice in personal injury, premises liability, and workers’ compensation. Scott and Theresa have two children: James, a practicing personal injury lawyer at 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 that focus on community betterment.


  • J. D., University of Missouri – Kansas City, 1985
  • B.S.B.A., University of Arkansas – Fayetteville, 1982


  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Rated


  • The Missouri Bar Association (1985)
  • 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


  • Partner Attorney, Pettit Law Office (1993-Present)
  • Attorney, City of Aurora (1986-1993)
  • Lawrence County, Assistant Prosecutor (1988-1990)

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.
  • "Always very timely in responding and very knowledgeable in what they do!"
    Trenton P.
  • "They handled the process to take stress off my family and to reach a fair settlement."
    Billy R.

Why Hire Pettit Law Office Your Recovery Is Too Important Not To"

  • Committed to serving the local community in & out of court.
  • Spanish language option available for clients who need it.
  • Long track record of successful verdicts & settlements.
  • Lawyers & paralegals approach each case with compassion.
  • Direct access to the same attorney from start to finish.
  • Lawyers work closely with each client on a case-by-case basis.
  • Decades of injury law experience.
  • Southwestern Missouri Location in Aurora
  • All attorneys have trial experience & are prepared to go to trial.
  • Premises Liability
  • Car Accident
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Trip & Fall Injury

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