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

Hon. Freddie Pitcher, Jr. 

 Arbitrator & Mediator


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 includes: 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 using dispute resolution techniques. 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)