George K. Pitchford

Phone: 313.871.5500 x110
Fax: 313.871.0517

George Pitchford focuses his practice on counseling public and private organizations on a variety of governance, compliance, construction and municipal law matters. He has worked with clients in a number of sectors including municipal, education, health care and construction.

In addition, George has also served in a General Counsel capacity to multiple governmental entities including the Public Lighting Authority and the School District of the City of Pontiac. These experiences have afforded him the opportunity to work on a variety of legal matters including Open Meetings Act and Freedom of Information Act interpretation and litigation, real estate transactions, contracting, labor negotiations, finance issues and various compliance matters. George has also been actively engaged in representing and advising the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department and played a role during the formation of the Great Lakes Water Authority. This experience has provided George with a wealth of experience, as well as a unique understanding of the strategic and economic challenges facing our firm’s clients, and how best to help them to achieve their goals.

George is also an active member of the community. He volunteers his time to non-profits and community groups around the country. He currently serves on the Board of Orchards Children’s Services, the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources and Vital Village, based out of Boston, Massachusetts. Additionally, he is a member of the North Oakland County branch of the NAACP and volunteered as a free legal advisor at the Oakland County Women’s Survival Shelter.

George is a graduate of the University of Detroit School of Law, where he was the recipient of several academic and service awards, including induction into the Jesuit honor society Alpha Sigma Nu. He was also a Title Editor of Law Review and served on the Executive Board of Moot Court. He has published a number of articles on a variety of topics including workplace bullying, discharge of employees and copyright law.


  • Corporate Transaction and Compliance
  • Education
  • Labor and Employment
  • Public Municipality Law


  • Michigan State University, B.A.
  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D.


  • Michigan
  • United States District Court, Eastern District


  • State Bar of Michigan
  • National Association of African Americans in Human Resources
  • Orchards Children’s Services
  • Catherine Ferguson AFYW
  • Wolverine Bar Association
  • NAACP – North Oakland Branch