Judge Gregory C. Pittman is a lifelong resident of Muskegon County, graduating from Muskegon Heights Public Schools. His education continued at Michigan State University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in 1983. In 1987 he received his Law Degree from Indiana University.
Work experience has included a stint with the Michigan Department of Commerce, staff attorney with the Kent County Public Defenders Office and private practice with the law firm of Williams, Hughes, Corwin and Sinninger. Judge Pittman also served as Magistrate in the 60th District Court and is an adjunct faculty member at Muskegon Community College.
On January 6, 1998, Gov. John Engler appointed Judge Pittman to the Muskegon County Probate Bench. His appointment also filled the final slot in the Circuit Court Family Division. Judge Pittman was re-elected to a two year term in November 1998, a six year term in November 2000, and was re-elected to another six year term in November 2006. In 2005, Judge Pittman was appointed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm to serve on the Governor’s Task Force for Children’s Justice. Judge Pittman currently serves as presiding Judge of the Muskegon County Family Court.
Judge Pittman has been active in numerous civic, education and social organizations during his professional life in Muskegon County. Judge Pittman served as President of the Muskegon Heights Public Schools Board of Trustees, and as a Trustee of the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District for four years. Among his current affiliations, Judge Pittman is a member of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County Board of Trustees, Hackley Hospital Board of Trustees, Co-Founder of the Muskegon Responsible Fathers Initiative, OMEGA PSI PHI Fraternity, SIGMA PI PHI Fraternity, and is a Fellow of the Michigan Bar Association Foundation. Judge Pittman is a 2001 recipient of The Michigan Family Forum’s prestigious “Champion of the Family” award.