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Geneva Lynette Penson

Geneva Lynette Penson

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Child Custody, Civil Rights, General Practice

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Criminal Defense: 90%
    14 years
  2. Child Custody: 5%
    4 years
  3. Civil Rights: 3%
  4. General Practice: 2%



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Terry W Heady

    Geneva works very hard to get good results for her clients. She is very caring and compassionate attorney. I highly recommend her.


    Terry Heady Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Stephen L. Richards

    Geneva Penson is a highly competent, compassionate lawyer who has a special expertise in post-conviction petitions and appeals but can also handle many other matters. I have personally worked with her on several matters, including jury trials and highly recommend her.


    Stephen Richards Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Law Office of Geneva L. Penson, LLC

52 W. Downer Pl., Suite 301
P.O. Box 2285
Aurora, IL, 60507-2285



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200108/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Cunningham Award for Excellence in Death Penalty RepresentationOffice of the State Appellate Defender2011

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney/OwnerLaw Office of Geneva L. Penson2011 - Present
Staff AttorneyOSAD Death Penalty Post-Conviction Unit2006 - 2011
Assistant Public DefenderCook County Public Defender2003 - 2003
Assistant Appellate DefenderOffice Of The State Appellate Defender2002 - 2005


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Kane County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
James Harris v. Marcus Hardyfederal court overturned client's murder conviction
David Harris v. McCannnew sentencing hearing ordered
State v. Perrypossession of heroin with intent to sell conviction and six-year prison sentence reversed on appeal

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University Chicago School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Aurora UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
University of Illinois, SpringfieldPolitical StudiesMA - MastersN/A