A. Dwight Pettit

A. Dwight Pettit has been practicing law since 1970, when he began his career as a trial attorney for the Small Business Administration under President Richard Nixon. During his time with the SBA, he litigated the landmark case Pettit v. United States, which established precedent for back pay awards in discrimination cases. Pettit left the SBA in 1973 to form his own law firm with three other attorneys and then later established his own practice. He has handled many high-profile criminal and civil cases such as Scott v. Sutton Place (1977), which determined Maryland landlords responsible for criminal activity occurring on their property. Pettit won his first million-dollar judgment against the Washington, D.C. Transit Authority in a 1983 accident case. Pettit now lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland.