Richard M. Pittman

Richard PittmanDeputy Public Defender
Louisiana Public Defender Board

500 Laurel Street, Suite 300
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
225.219.3311

Service & Leadership
Guardian Ad Litem, 2006-2013
Order of Samaritan University of Alabama School of Law

 

 


Education
JD with Honors, University of Alabama School of Law, 2005
Masters of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, 1999
BS, Louisiana State University, 1996

Richard Pittman was hired by the Louisiana Public Defender Board on May 28, 2013, to be the Deputy Public Defender – Director of Juvenile Defender Services. He began his career in public defense in Juvenile Court and in criminal courts in 2006, and continued in the practice until his appointment as Deputy Public Defender. From 2006-2013, he represented juveniles accused of delinquency, parents and children in abuse and neglect cases, adults accused of misdemeanors and felonies up to an including capital murder. He had guardian ad litem certification which he maintained from 2006 until 2013. Prior to his public defense practice, Mr. Pittman worked in the field of personal injury litigation.

Richard attended Louisiana State University and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering in 1996. He then obtained a Masters of Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware in 1999. By then he was working as a consultant for C.F. Picou Associates, a Baton Rouge firm specializing in process control with business worldwide. Richard was admitted to the University of Alabama School of Law in 2002, graduating with honors in 2005. While at the University of Alabama School of Law, he was awarded the Order of Samaritan for public service and volunteerism.