Monday, October 10, 2011

We Are Inspired By This BOSS: Dartesia A. Pitts, Esq

Dartesia A. Pitts is the principal of the Law Office of Dartesia A. Pitts.  Recognized as a “Mover & Shaker” by NV Magazine and as a BOSS Influencer, she is an experienced Illinois trial and transactional attorney.  She serves as the community’s primary resource for all things law related.  Attorney Pitts’ practice areas include Real Estate, Intellectual Property, Business, Entertainment and Probate.  However, she has a referral base of lawyers that can handle any legal issue that you may have.

Attorney Pitts is a Chicago native.  She grew up in the historical Bronzeville community.  She attended St. Elizabeth elementary school and Holy Name Cathedral high school.  After the Archdiocese closed Holy Name Cathedral, she finished her high school education at Lourdes on the southwest side of Chicago.

Attorney Pitts attended Kenyon College in Gambier, OH receiving a Bachelor’s of Art in History.  While at Kenyon, her senior thesis focused on the history of urban renewal and its affect on African Americans on the south side of Chicago.  After graduating from Kenyon with the high honor of Distinction, she moved to Washington D.C. to work at the prestigious international law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, L.L.P. in their Mergers and Acquisitions division.  At Skadden, she played an integral role in the multi-billion dollar acquisition of a cable station by a fortune 500-company.     

Attorney Pitts received her Juris Doctor from Northern Illinois University College of Law.  

Recently, Attorney Pitts served as the legal expert for the show, Swift Justice with Nancy Grace, for all real estate disputes arising out of Illinois.  Swift Justice with Nancy Grace is the #1 new syndicated daytime series and was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program.  She looks forward to continuing to provide her expertise as a legal analyst or commentator in the very near future.

Attorney Pitts is a very active member of the Cook County Bar Association where she currently serves as a Board Member.  She is the immediate past chair of the Young Lawyers’ Section and the chair for the CAN-TV 21 committee.  She is the recipient of the Presidential Award for her outstanding work with the Bar Association for both the years 2010 and 2011. 

In addition, she was selected and currently serves as a Board Member for CAN-TV (Chicago Access Network Television), which is one of the largest and most widely used public access TV centers in the country.

Attorney Pitts is a true advocate for justice and innovator of the law in her community.  She recognizes that her true purpose is to utilize her resources to ensure that legal information and education are accessible to the community that she graciously serves.

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