Hon. Freddie Pitcher, Jr.

Mediator & Arbitrator


Judge Pitcher is a senior partner in the Baton Rouge office of Phelps Dunbar, LLP. He is a former trial and appellate court judge with approximately 15 years of judicial service. His practices-areas include: commercial, appellate and toxic tort litigation, insurance coverage and alternative dispute resolution. He received his mediation certification through Mediation Arbitration Professional Systems and has successfully mediated several hundred cases and conflicts. He served on the Louisiana Supreme Court as an associate justice ad hoc by appointment of the Supreme Court. He served as chancellor and professor of law of Southern University Law Center, where he taught alternative dispute resolution from 2003-2015.

Education & Special Training

  • B.A. in Political Science, Southern University A&M College, 1966
  • J.D., Southern University School of Law, 1973
  • President Student Bar Association; Awarded Outstanding Moot Court Competitor
  • National Judicial College, Reno, Nevada, 1984, 1987 and 1994
  • New York University School of Law, Appellate Judges Institute, 1993
  • Pepperdine University School Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution Professional Skills Program,
  • Advance Mediation Training 2015
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution Professional Skills Program on, “Resolving Workplace Disputes.” 2016


American, National and Baton Rouge Bar Associations

Board of Directors: Boys Hope/Girls Hope of Baton Rouge

East Baton Rouge Parish School System Foundation

Public Affairs Research Council (PAR)

Two Lakeway Center
Suite 400
3850 N. Causeway Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70002


Louisiana Arbitrators, Louisiana Mediators