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Michael Joseph Pitton

Personal injury Attorney at Iowa City, IA

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  • State Years
    Wisconsin - WI 3 years
    Minnesota - MN 43 years
    Illinois - IL 46 years
    Iowa - IA 47 years
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2021
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1980
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1977
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 47 years
    State IA
    Acquired 1977
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    30%

    47 years

  2. Business
    20%

    47 years

  3. Criminal defense
    20%

    47 years

  4. Employment and labor
    20%

    47 years

  5. Arbitration
    2%

    27 years, 50 cases

  6. Car accident
    1%

    47 years

  7. Contracts and agreements
    1%

    47 years

  8. DUI and DWI
    1%

    47 years

  9. Discrimination
    1%

    47 years

  10. Insurance
    1%

    47 years

  11. Lawsuits and disputes
    1%

    47 years

  12. Litigation
    1%
    • Complex Civil Litigation • Arbitration and Mediation • Commercial and Business Law • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death • Insurance Claims and Disputes • Employment, Noncompetition Agreements and Trade Secrets • Probate, Real Estate, Land Use and C

    47 years

  13. Mediation
    1%

Pitton Law P.C. is a law firm with a multistate practice dedicated to meeting the particular needs of our individual and business clients. We apply creative strategies and experience gained through more than three decades of trials, appeals, arbitrations, mediations and administrative hearings in several state and federal courts, ADR proceedings and agency hearings. 

Our office includes founding attorney Michael J. Pitton, law clerks from the University of Iowa College of Law, and an office manager. The firm was started in 1994 by Mr. Pitton in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was subsequently relocated to Iowa City, Iowa in 1998, due in part to its proximity to the Iowa College of Law, where he teaches several courses to upper class law students. 

We care about our clients, are sensitive to their unique circumstances and constantly strive to provide the highest quality of representation possible. Many of our firm's clients have been referred to us by other attorneys due to the complex nature of their case and our commitment to personal service. We offer flexible and alternative fee arrangments as necessary, and endeavor to resolve legal issues in an efficient and cost effective manner.

Professional Credentials:

Private practice attorney in states of Iowa, Minnesota, and Illinois (1977 to present)

Trial and appellate counsel in cases representing both plaintiffs and defendants

Arbitrator for over 15 years through American Arbitration Association and by private appointment

Supreme Court certified Arbitration and Mediation training

Included in nationwide Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers

AV-rated in Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

 

Location

Pitton Law P.C.
103 E College St Ste 310
Iowa City, IA, 52240-4008

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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Sole Practitioner
  • Pitton Law P.C.
  • 1994 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor for Arbitration Principles and Practice
  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Adjunct Professor and Coach
  • The National Arbitration Competition Team
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Adjunct Professor for Arbitration: Law & Theory
  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Adjunct Professor for Arbitration Advocacy Competition
  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Adjunct Professor for Arbitration: Practice & Advocacy
  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Adjunct Professor for Advanced Arbitration
  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • 2004 - 2008
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Education

  • Dispute Resolution Institute at Hamline University School of Law and Mediation Center
  • Certified Mediation and Arbitration Training
  • 1994
  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor with distinction
  • 1977
  • Creighton University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts cum laude
  • 1974

Associations

  • American Academy of ADR Attorneys
  • Board of Directors
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Academy of ADR Attorneys
  • Vice President
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Iowa Arbitration Association
  • Co-Founder
  • 2014 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Council Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Academy of ADR Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Academy of ADR Attorneys
  • Treasurer
  • 2015 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Webinar sponsored by the Iowa State Bar Association in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Arbitration by Choice: An Overlooked Option, joint presentation with Marsha Ternus, former Chief Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court
  • 2017
  • Sponsored by the Iowa State Bar Association and the Academy of Trial Lawyers in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Arbitration by Choice: An Overlooked Option, joint presentation with Marsha Ternus, former Chief Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court
  • 2016
  • American Academy of ADR Attorneys
  • Effective Use of Arbitration In Iowa, joint presentation with Marsha Ternus, former Chief Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court
  • 2015
  • The Fifth Annual International Alternative Dispute Resolution Society World Congress in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • The Future of Arbitration – Good or Bad (Panel Moderator)
  • 2013
  • The Fourth Annual International Alternative Dispute Resolution Society World Congress in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Is Arbitration Another Solution to An Overburdened and Underfunded Judicial System – Insights and Alternatives from the New Task Force Recommendations
  • 2012
  • The American Academy of Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorneys in Iowa City, Iowa.
  • Practical Solutions in Proposing Mediation/Arbitration
  • 2012
  • Alternative dispute resolution seminar, sponsored by American Academy of ADR Attorneys
  • Judicial Review of Arbitration Awards
  • 2011
  • Sponsored by the American Academy of ADR Attorneys in Johnston, Iowa.
  • Arbitration: Nuts & Bolts
  • 2010
  • ADR Seminar, joint presentation sponsored by the Iowa State Bar Association and the American Academy of ADR Attorneys
  • Mediation-Arbitration, What You Should Know
  • 2008
  • (Program Chair) for Alternative Dispute Resolution seminar sponsored by the University of Iowa College of Law in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Introduction to Arbitration, Participating in Arbitration Proceedings, Judicial Review of Arbitration Awards and Ethical Issues in Arbitration
  • 2004
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Iowa City Personal injury Lawyer Michael Joseph Pitton
Michael Joseph Pitton
Personal injury Attorney
Iowa City, IA
Licensed for 47 years
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