Christopher L. Pitet is an accomplished trial and appellate lawyer. Over the course of his career, Mr. Pitet has litigated and tried a wide range of significant civil matters for corporate and individual clients. Mr. Pitet also has the distinction of being Orange County’s first Reserve Deputy District Attorney, where he prosecutes criminal matters at the special request of the District Attorney. In addition to his busy trial practice, Mr. Pitet regularly handles appellate matters, with several of his cases resulting in published opinions.
Prior to co-founding The Pitet Firm, Mr. Pitet practiced law with an international law firm. He graduated cum laude from Loyola Law School, where he served as Senior Production Editor for the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California.
Mr. Pitet has several publications to his credit. He is the author of The Problem with “Money Now, Terms Later“: ProCD, Inc. v. Zeidenberg and the enforceability of “Shrinkwrap” Software Licenses, 31 31 LOY. L.A. L. REV. 325 (1997). He is also the author of Through the Motions: Effective Defenses to Dispose of an Appeal, Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 2, 1999). Finally, Mr. Pitet contributed to the FEDERAL APPELLATE PRACTICE GUIDE – NINTH CIRCUIT (Lawyers Co-op 1997).
Mr. Pitet has frequently been selected as a “Rising Star” by Los Angeles Magazine. Only 2.5% of attorneys in California who are 40 years of age or younger are named Rising Stars.
Mr. Pitet is also active in the community. He serves on the Board of Directors of Laura’s House, a non-profit entity dedicated to ending domestic violence in Orange County. He formerly was a member of Irvine Valley College Foundation’s Board of Governors, where he served as Chairman. In addition, Mr. Pitet dedicates a substantial amount of his professional time to worthy pro bono cases for clients who cannot afford an attorney.