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Geneva Lynette Penson

Criminal defense Attorney at Aurora, IL

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2001
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    The Law Office of Geneva L. Penson concentrates in criminal defense work. Geneva Penson is an aggressive advocate who has defended people accused of crimes at every level in state and federal court, including trial, appeal, post-conviction review, and federal habeas review. Geneva has consistently obtained good results for her clients in hard cases. If you or a loved one are facing police investigation or criminal accusations and want unwavering defense on your behalf, please contact us.

    22 years

  2. Civil rights
    Geneva Penson also represents people who have been brutalized, wrongfully arrested, or otherwise mistreated by police officers.

    12 years

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Law Office of Geneva L. Penson, LLC
52 W. Downer Pl., Suite 301
P.O. Box 2285
Aurora, IL, 60507-2285


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Posted by Nancy | June 26, 2014
Case dismissed
Geneva helped my son in a legal matter. She performed well in the case which was dismissed... She is a notable attorney that will overcome any obstacles that come her way. She is highly recommended to all my friends, colleagues and to my family...
Posted by Jamie | June 25, 2014
100% Satisfaction
Geneva was very helpful to my family! Recommending her would be easy for me to do. She pays attention to each persons needs and communicates in a VERY professional manner. Jamie Gordon


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • Law Office of Geneva L. Penson
  • 2011 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • OSAD Death Penalty Post-Conviction Unit
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Cook County Public Defender
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Assistant Appellate Defender
  • Office Of The State Appellate Defender
  • 2002 - 2005
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  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Aurora University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994
  • University of Illinois, Springfield
  • MA - Masters
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • State v. Enoch
  • not guilty
  • State v. Hams
  • not guilty
  • James Harris v. Marcus Hardy
  • federal court overturned client's murder conviction
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  • Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A

Honors and Awards

  • Cunningham Award for Excellence in Death Penalty Representation
  • Office of the State Appellate Defender
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Geneva has a tremendous amount of experience and knows her stuff. When I have a question, I ask her. I would recommend her to anyone."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Geneva works very hard to get good results for her clients. She is very caring and compassionate attorney. I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Geneva Penson learned her solid grounding in criminal defense work handling death penalty cases at the State Appellate Defender's office in Chicago. She was known as a dogged, tireless and dedicated defense attorney as well as a good and honest human being. It is the community's gain that she is now in private practice."

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Aurora Criminal defense Lawyer Geneva Lynette Penson
Geneva Lynette Penson
Criminal defense Attorney
Aurora, IL
Licensed for 22 years
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