Judge Gregory C. Pitman

Judge Gregory C. Pittman is a lifelong resident of Muskegon County, born to the late Phillip Sr. & Arlene Pittman. Gregory graduated from Muskegon Heights Public Schools in 1979, Michigan State University in 1983, and received his Juris Doctor degree from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in 1987.

Throughout the professional career of Judge Pittman, the role of difference maker has been fully embraced by the Judge. Whether looking at Greater Muskegon, the State of Michigan, or on a national/international level, Judge Pittman has committed himself to working to improve the quality of life for all people.


School Teams Assisting Youth Project

Tasked by Governor Snyder with developing systemic solutions to stemming the “School to Prison Pipeline” in the County of Muskegon. Local school districts have since adopted its principles in the effort to keep students connected to their educational program and present in school.

Michigan Supreme Court’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Workgroup

Makes Michigan’s One Court of Justice mission accessible and accountable to all Michigan citizens. The work of this group has resulted in the issuance of the Supreme Court’s recent Administrative Orders, which serve as the guidelines for all Michigan courts to follow, going forward.

Chief Judge of both the 14th Circuit Court

Judge Pittman is the first African-American, in Muskegon County history, selected to lead the Muskegon County court system. His term as Chief Judge begins January 1, 2022, continuing through December 31, 2023.

What’s new with Judge Gregory C. Pittman?

In February of 2022, he accepted the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ invitation to serve as Co-Chairman of the State of Michigan Child Welfare Improvement Task Force, which serves to address the issue of over-representation of children of color in the foster care system in Michigan, and the working definitions of child abuse and child neglect.

Serving the Community

Additionally, Judge Pittman is/has served these organizations, as follows:

Life Fellow

Michigan Bar Association Foundation

Co-Founder & Board Member

Covenant Academy Foundation

Chairman | Board of Directors

Omega Life Membership Foundation

Chairman | Board of Directors

Muskegon-Oceana Community Action Program

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