Pitton Law Office. Iowa City law firm. Iowa City attorney Michael Pitton. Iowa City lawyer

Suite 310

103 East College Street

Iowa City, IA 52240-4008

Phone (319) 338-9453

mpitton@pittonlaw.com

Michael J. Pitton

 

Professional CredentialsMichael Pitton, attorney at law.

  • 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

Academic Appointments

  • University of Iowa College of Law Adjunct Faculty -- Biography available online at www.law.uiowa.edu/faculty/michael-pitton.php
  • Advisor to Legislative Task Force of the Iowa State Bar Association -- analysis and recommendations to Iowa Legislature for proposed amendments to arbitration statutes and adoption of the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act with modification.

Education

  • Juris Doctor with distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa (1977)
  • Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska in Psychology (1974)
  • Certified Mediation and Arbitration Training from the Dispute Resolution Institute at Hamline University School of Law and Mediation Center (1994)

Current Board Affiliations

  • Board of Directors, American Academy of Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorneys
  • Iowa State Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Council

Presentations

Introduction to Arbitration, Participating in Arbitration Proceedings, Judicial Review of Arbitration Awards and Ethical Issues in Arbitration (Program Chair) for alternative dispute resolution seminar sponsored by the University of Iowa College of Law in Iowa City, Iowa.

Judicial Review of Arbitration Awards (Program Chair) for alternative dispute resolution seminar sponsored by the American Academy of Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorneys in Dubuque, Iowa.

The Future of Arbitration – Good or Bad (Panel Moderator) to the Fifth 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 joint presentation to the Fourth Annual International Alternative Dispute Resolution Society World Congress in Des Moines, Iowa.

Arbitration: Nuts & Bolts to the American Academy of Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorneys in Johnston, Iowa.

Mediation-Arbitration, What You Should Know, Alternative Dispute Resolution Seminar, joint presentation sponsored by the Iowa State Bar Association in Des Moines, Iowa.

Practical Solutions in Proposing Mediation/Arbitration to the American Academy of Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorneys in Iowa City, Iowa.

21st Century Employment Law-Protecting Tomorrow Today to Chamber of Commerce in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Premises Liability to the Chapter of American Society for Industrial Security in Davenport, Iowa.

Expert Testimony and the Impact of Medical Records to association of Physical Therapists in Coralville, IA.