- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Former Southern University Law Center Chancellor Freddie Pitcher Jr. has rejoined Phelps Dunbar’s Baton Rouge office as a senior partner in the litigation division.

Pitcher, who is also a retired judge, was a partner at the firm before becoming chancellor in November 2002.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1LR6BoW ) Pitcher, according to a statement issued Tuesday by the firm, will focus on commercial, appellate and toxic tort litigation and insurance coverage in addition to continuing to serve as a professor of law at Southern.

Pitcher was the first African-American judge in Baton Rouge, winning election to the City Court in 1983. He was also the first African-American elected to the 19th Judicial District Court in 1987.

Phelps Dunbar also has offices in New Orleans, Houston, Dallas and Mobile, Alabama.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com


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