Christopher J. Petri

Christopher J. Petri

Edwardsville, Illinois
877-808-7742 (Toll free)

Mr. Petri concentrates his practice in the area of commercial litigation. Throughout his career, he has represented multiple clients in a variety of areas, including residential and commercial construction, intellectual property, software and computer technology, ERISA, commercial contracts, products liability, physician / hospital disputes, employer / employee and insurance disputes.

Mr. Petri also has extensive experience in appellate practice. After graduating first in his class from the University of Missouri School of Law, he began his career as a clerk for the Honorable John R. Gibson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and has practiced in the Eighth Circuit, the Missouri Court of Appeals and the Illinois Court of Appeals.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Construction
  • Products Liability
  • Intellectual Property
  • Physician / Hospital Disputes
  • Toxic Tort

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit


  • University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri
    • J.D. cum laude
    • Law Review: Missouri Law Review, Associate Managing Editor
  • Washington University
    • B.S.B.A.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Judge John R. Gibson, U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, Clerk, 1998 - 1999
  • Gallop Johnson Neuman, Associate Attorney, 1999 - 2004