Steven W. Pittman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Hernando, MS

Chatham Gilder Howell Pittman, PLLC
 | 291 Losher St, Hernando, MS 38632
Phone: 662-429-9871
Fax: 662-429-0242
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2016, 2019
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

As a founding attorney of Chatham Gilder Howell Pittman, PLLC, Steven W. Pittman is dedicated to representing clients in Hernando and throughout Northern Mississippi, as well as those in Western Tennessee. He focuses his practice on handling personal injury cases, medical malpractice and premises liability cases.

In 1989, Mr. Pittman earned a Bachelor of Arts from Mississippi State University. He then received a Juris Doctor in 1994 from the Mississippi College School of Law.

A serious injury or a criminal conviction can have lifelong consequences for those involved in the matter. Keeping that in mind, Mr. Pittman works diligently to protect the rights of those he represents. He commits personal attention to his clients, taking the time to understand the situations they are in and the outcomes they want to achieve.

As an experienced trial attorney, Mr. Pittman knows the importance of putting together a strong case on behalf of his clients. Mr. Pittman relies on attention to detail and tactical skill to build each case and advocate for his client's rights. Over the course of his career, he has helped hundreds of people move toward a better future.

Active outside the courtroom, Mr. Pittman is a member of the Tennessee Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice and the American Bar Association. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (80%): Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products (20%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Products Liability

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Products Liability

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2016, 2019

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About Steven Pittman

Admitted: 1995, Mississippi

Professional Webpage: https://www.thelawyersthatlisten.com/firm-overview/steven-w-...

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Tennessee, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • American Association for Justice
  • Mississippi, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee
  • American Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • CLE presentation covering major elements of local procedure and damages for personal injury practice in the Northern District of Mississippi., Author/Presenter, Personal Injury 101, National Business Institute, Plaintiffs Lawyers., 2017
  • CLE speaker on advanced trial topics and strategies for plaintiffs lawyers covering voir dire, jury selection, opening statements, and direct examination., Author/Presenter, Advanced Trial Tactics, National Business Institute, Plaintiffs Lawyers., 2018

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $1,019,000.00 settlement. Due to a confidentiality agreement, the name of the case and the parties cannot be identified. The case involved extensive damages sustained by a land and business owner by adjacent land developers who failed to maintain proper erosion control measures. After filing suit and retaining experts, the matter proceeded through litigation and was hard fought before a settlement was obtained for our injured client to compensate for damages sustained., 2014
  • $1,950,000.00 settlement. Due to a confidentiality agreement, the name of the case and the parties cannot be identified. The case involved a big truck versus a passenger car accident with clear negligence on behalf of the truck driver who disregarded a traffic control device and crossed a major highway directly in the path of travel of our client. The accident occurred in Marshall County, Mississippi. Our client received severe injuries requiring extensive medical care and rehabilitation. After intense negotiations, the case was settled for the maximum allowed under the tort claims act in the State of Mississippi. The Plaintiff continues to suffer from her injuries., 2016
  • $675,000.00 settlement. Due to a confidentiality agreement the names of the parties cannot be identified. The case involved a large delivery truch versus automobile collision on Highway 51 in Desoto County, Mississippi. The Plaintiff, a passerger in the car, suffered serious and potentially life threatening vascular injuries to the carotid arteries in his neck. The case was settled in mediation after experts were hired and depositions taken. The Plaintiff has recovered from his injuries and is doing well., 2017
  • $300,000.00 settlement. The case involved a slip and fall at the Bradford Manor Apartments in Bruce, Mississippi. The Plaintiff had reported a leaking toilet to management which failed to respond to the complaint for 4 days. When the management did respond they did not authorize the plumber to do anything other that to snake the clean out drain from the outside of the apartment which appeared to temporarily fix the problem. Later that evening, the Plaintiff entered the bathroom and slipped on water that had begun to leak from the toilet again. The Plaintiff suffered macular holes in both eyes due to the force of the fall and also underwent spinal surgery to repair old injuries that were aggravated by the fall.  , 2019
  • $1,6000,000 verdict. Due to a confidentiality agreement, the name of the case and the parties cannot be identified. The case involved a disfiguring injury to a child who was injured when the driver of the vehicle she was riding in side-swiped another vehicle on a major highway in DeSoto County, Mississippi. The lawsuit filed included charges of negligence of the at fault driver as well as allegations of social host liability. After proof of injuries and damages was presented in court the injured girl and her family were awarded a judgment in excess of $1,600,000.00 for pain and suffering as well as for medical bills incurred as a result of the serious bodily injuries sustained., 2018

Educational Background:

  • Mississippi State University, B.A., 1989
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Office Location for Steven W. Pittman

291 Losher St
Hernando, MS 38632

Phone: 662-429-9871

Fax: 662-429-0242

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Last Updated: 6/18/2019

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