Michael Pitton earned a BA cum laude in psychology from Creighton University in 1974 and a JD from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1977, where he graduated with distinction and was a writer for the Iowa Law Review.
Michael Pitton received Arbitration and Mediation training from the Dispute Resolution Institute at the Hamline University School of Law and Mediation Center in 1994. He has been in private law practice since his graduation from law school, working with firms in Davenport, Iowa; Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota; and Iowa City. He is admitted to practice by the Supreme Courts of Iowa, Minnesota, and Illinois, as well as several federal courts. He has engaged in a wide-ranging litigation practice involving court and jury trials, appellate court proceedings, arbitration hearings, administrative hearings, and mediations. He is an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and has participated in proceedings before individual arbitrators and arbitration panels. The scope of his arbitration practice includes insurance, real estate, employment, commercial, securities, and tort law.
BA, Creighton University, 1974
JD, University of Iowa College of Law, 1977