Skylar S. Petitt practices in the Litigation Department of Lewis Rice as an associate. Skylar advises individuals and businesses on matters relating to commercial and civil litigation.

Prior to joining Lewis Rice, Skylar served as a law clerk to the Honorable Rita B. Garman of the Illinois Supreme Court. Before enrolling in law school, Skylar spent eight years in the United States Army, most notably serving as an Infantry Platoon Leader while deployed to Afghanistan (2011-2012).

Practice Areas


  • Southern Illinois University School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2020)
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award (16/22 classes)
    • Dean's List
    • Editor-in-Chief, SIU Law Journal
  • Brigham Young University (B.A.)
    • Political science

Legal Background

  • Law clerk, The Honorable Rita B. Garman, Illinois Supreme Court (2020-2022)
  • Law clerk, Murphy & Murphy (2019-2020)
  • Law clerk, The Honorable Christy Solverson, First Judicial Circuit of Illinois (2018-2019)


  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar
  • U.S. District Court
    • Eastern District of Missouri
    • Western District of Missouri

Military Experience

  • Test Officer, U.S. Army Electronic Proving Grounds (2015-2016)
  • Infantry Operations Officer, 1-5 Infantry Battalion, 1-25 Stryker Brigade Combat Team (2012-2014)
  • Infantry Platoon Leader, B Company, 1-5 Infantry Battalion, 1-25 Styker Brigade Combat Team (2011-2012)
  • Human Intelligence Collector/Spanish Linguist, Army National Guard (2008-2011)