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Practice areas


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



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  • Thomas Gerard Cosgrove

    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.


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  • 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.


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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 Law200108/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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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
State v. Enochnot guilty
State v. Hamsnot guilty
James Harris v. Marcus Hardyfederal court overturned client's murder conviction
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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