Greenville, S.C. – Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP is pleased to announce that former Greenville City Attorney Mike Pitts has joined Parker Poe’s Greenville office as counsel. He will focus his practice on municipal law, land use, and economic development.
Mike served as the chief legal officer for Greenville, which had a total annual budget of more than $219 million and approximately 1,000 employees. Mike also served as the county attorney for Anderson County, South Carolina while in private practice prior to joining the city. He has experience across all facets of legal representation impacting local governments and the private entities with which they interact, including developers. He also has extensive experience in employment and commercial litigation. He was in private practice for 18 years before entering public service.
Mike serves on the leadership council of the South Carolina Bar's Government Law Section and is the former president of the South Carolina Municipal Attorneys Association. He is a graduate of Leadership Greenville and is deeply committed to the Greenville community. He has chaired the board of trustees for Buncombe Street United Methodist Church, where he was also a member of the Child Development Center's board and a youth basketball coach. He is a former board member of the Friends of the Greenville Zoo and a former co-president of Greenville Senior High School Booster Club.
Mike earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina, where he was a member of the South Carolina Law Review, and his bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
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