Judge of the Superior Court of Fresno County
for 11 years; Presiding Judge, 2 years; Presiding Judge of the Family Court
Department 1.5 years; Currently serving by assignment of the Judicial Council
in the Superior Courts and Court of Appeals.
EXPERIENCE AND SPECIALITIES
In private practice, Judge Pettitt was a
name partner in his own law firm where he practiced all areas of civil litigation
for 21 years. As a Judge, he presided over cases concerning personal injury,
commercial law, real estate, construction, business torts, professional liability,
and family law. He is extremely active as an arbitrator and mediator and he
is frequently requested to preside over settlement conferences and discovery
SPECIAL HONORS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Member of the State Department of Public
Safety Advisory Committee and the California Judges Association.
J.D., Hastings College of the Law, 1941.