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John P. Yetter


Mr. Yetter’s practice is dedicated to representing cases that feature complex litigation and appeals. In the last two decades, he has tried over 40 jury trials as first chair counsel, not to mention the over 100 bench trials and numerous administrative and regulatory hearings he has tried.  These cases involved complicated issues, such as capital, complex financial, transactional, health care and anti-trust cases.

In addition to his trial work, he has written and argued dozens of appeals to Illinois Appellate Courts, the Illinois Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit Court. In addition, he was the lead author of a Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the United States Supreme Court in 2007.

John Yetter received his Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, earning University Honors and NCAA Academic All-American status from Northern Illinois University. In 1996, he graduated from the University of Dayton School of Law, earning University awards for his studies in Advocacy and Property Law while also volunteering his knowledge and time to the tax and disability law clinics.

Mr. Yetter is a member of the Illinois Bar (1996), the U.S. District Court of Northern Illinois Trial Bar (2001), Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (2003), and the United States Supreme Court (2005).

An active member of the Chicago, Illinois and Kane County Bar associations, Mr. Yetter has written and presented Continuing Legal Education seminars on topics including jury selection, administrative hearing procedures and appellate practice.

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1996
  • U.S. District Court of Northern Illinois Trial Bar, 2001
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 2003
  • United States Supreme Court, 2005


University of Dayton School of Law

J.D. – 1996

Northern Illinois University

  • B.A.
  • Honors: University Honors and NCAA Academic All-American
  • Major: Statistics

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