Petro Law Firm
For Railroad Employees
While our team has a proven track record of success in negotiations and courtroom proceedings, they’re also lifelong learners who remain abreast of the latest developments in areas related to your case. When you come to Petro Law Firm, expect to hit the ground running with somebody who’s already a step ahead of the game.
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Francis Daniel Petro (Dan) received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Methodist University in 1981. He then went to work for Henslee, Monek & Henslee as a Law Clerk. The firm specialized in representing railroad employees for injuries sustained at work. At the same time, he was admitted to John Marshall Law School in Chicago. He graduated from John Marshall in 1985 and was admitted to practice law by the Supreme Court of the State of Illinois in 1986. He continued to work for Henslee until 1990. At that time, he and his father, Frank W. Petro, started the Petro Law Firm. The Petro Law Firm concentrated in representing injured railroad employees. The majority of clients were railroad employees working in the Midwest. Dan has settled and/or tried cases against Metra, BNSF, Union Pacific, Illinois Central (CN), Wisconsin Central (CN), Norfolk Southern, IHB, Belt, CSX, Amtrak, Soo Line (CP), DM&E, and others.
Dan is admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois, The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois, Central District of Illinois, Southern District of Illinois, Northern District of Indiana, Western District of Michigan, Eastern District of Wisconsin, Western District of Wisconsin, Northern District of Ohio, and The District of North Dakota.
Dan is honored to be a Designated Legal Counsel for The Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen and SMART TD. Dan is a member of the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys and the Illinois State Bar Association.
Dan worked with and under Frank’s tutelage until Frank’s passing in 2012. He will continue to vigorously pursue and protect the rights of railroad employees.