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One of Chicago's most respected criminal defense attorneys, Michael J. Petro, has earned a reputation for providing high quality, aggressive legal representation in Chicago and around the United States for 22 years.

If you need representation, call Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Michael J. Petro. 312-913-1111.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal law: 95%
  2. Expungement: 5%

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  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Petro. Very experienced and caring attorney who gets great results in representing clients. Keep up the great work!


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  • Patrick William Walsh

    I endorse this lawyer. Mike is a lawyer I trust and excels with federal criminal defense.


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Contact info

Petro Michael J

53 West Jackson Boulevard
Suite 324
Chicago, IL, 60604


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198911/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Prosecuting AttorneyCook County State’s Attorneys’ Office Chicago, Illinois2000 - 2014
ProsecutorWinnebago County State’s Attorneys’ Office Rockford, Il1989 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLifetime Member1995 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert7th Circuit Criminal Law AlertN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Indiana University-BloomingtonBusiness EconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1985
Indiana University-BloomingtonPublic PolicyBS - Bachelor of Science1985