• PRACTICE FOCUS+
  • EDUCATION+
    • Southern University Law Center
      J.D., 1973; President, Student Bar Association
    • Southern University and A&M College
      B.A. in Political Science, 1966
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • Louisiana
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • CLERKSHIP+

Freddie Pitcher Jr.

Freddie Pitcher, Jr. practices in the areas of commercial, appellate and toxic tort litigation, insurance coverage and alternative dispute resolution. In addition, he serves as a professor of law at Southern University Law Center.

Mr. Pitcher most recently served as Chancellor of the Southern University Law Center from 2002-2015.

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Freddie Pitcher, Jr. practices in the areas of commercial, appellate and toxic tort litigation, insurance coverage and alternative dispute resolution. In addition, he serves as a professor of law at Southern University Law Center.

Mr. Pitcher most recently served as Chancellor of the Southern University Law Center from 2002-2015. He also served on the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal, where he authored more than 200 judicial opinions. He was a judge for the 19th Judicial District in Baton Rouge; an associate justice ad hoc on the Louisiana Supreme Court; a special counsel in the Office of the Attorney General for the State of Louisiana; and an assistant district attorney for East Baton Rouge Parish.

Experience

  • Defended large chemical company in toxic tort class action litigation over ground water contamination.
  • Defending multinational insurance company in multimillion dollar insurance coverage litigation involving ground water contamination.
  • Defended railroad company in a wrongful death action involving auto/train collision.
  • Defended physicians in actions to enforce non-compete agreements in employment contracts.
  • Defending financial institution against claims of wrongful termination and breach of contract.
  • Defending utilities company against multimillion dollar claim for damages to a chemical plant for an alleged loss of power.
  • Defended major manufacturer of electrical components against a multimillion dollar claim for an alleged failure of switch gear.
  • Served as a judge or mediator in hundreds of cases or claims. Mediation practice through Mediation Arbitration Systems, Inc. (MAPS) specializing in personal injury, product liability or property damage claims.

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Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • National Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Southern University Law Center Chancellor (2002-2015); professor of law (2002-present)
  • Boys Hope Girls Hope (Board Member)
  • East Baton Rouge School System Foundation (Board Member)
  • Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (Board Member)
  • Louisiana State Police Commission (Commissioner)