John Whitney Pettit, American lawyer. Bar: District of Columbia 1960, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1965. Fellow American Bar Foundation (life); member American Bar Association, Federal Communications Bar Association, Visiting Nurse Association Washington (chair, board directors 1990-1995), Metropolitan Club, Chevy Chase (Maryland) Club, Talbot (Maryland) Country Club.
General counsel Federal Communications Commission, 1972-1974. Associate Hamel & Park, Washington, 1963-1967, partner, 1967-1972. General counsel Federal Communications Commission, 1972-1974.
Partner Hamel & Park, 1974-1988, managing partner, 1978-1980, 86-88, Hopkins & Sutter, Washington, 1988-1994. Partner Drinker Biddle & Reath, 1994-1999, partner-in-charge, 1995-1999, managing partner, 1996-1999, counsel, since 1999.