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I am a life time resident of Southern Illinois.  I graduated from Edwardsville High School in 1988, and then attended college at the University of Illinois and law school at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.  Since 1995, I have focused my practice on helping clients and their families that have been injured through the fault of others. 


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Practice areas


  1. Trucking Accident: 25%
    20 years
  2. Medical Malpractice: 25%
    20 years
  3. Defective and Dangerous Products: 25%
    20 years
  4. Personal Injury: 25%
    20 years



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Byron, Carlson, Petri & Kalb, LLC

411 St. Louis Street
Edwardsville, IL, 62025


MOGood Standing, Active199601/08/2013
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199511/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Trial Lawyer of the Year FinalistTrial Lawyers for Public Justice1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyBryon, Carlson, Petri & Kalb, LLC2010 - Present
AttorneyCarlson & Carlson, P.C.1995 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Managers2002 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Advocates2000 - 2001
Madison County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Edwards v. Millstadt Trucking$3,300,000 Verdict for Plaintiffs
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Publication nameTitleDate
S.Ill.L.J.Premises Liability: The Exception That Swallowed the Rule, Lee v. CTAN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Illinois University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationTestimonial Evidence and Direct Examination2004
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationOffensive Use of Supreme Court Rule 237 (b)2002