A. Marques Pitre, Esq.
He began in 2005 as a young prosecutor for the City of Chicago, delivering justice to citizens of the “Windy City,” and then took his passion to the private sector as a fierce legal advocate determined to protect the rights and livelihoods of federal employees. Seventeen years later, as the founder of Pitre & Associates, A. Marques Pitre holds a cache of awards, including a 2022 Lawyer of Distinction, Global Law Experts’ Federal Law - Lawyer of the Year in Washington, D.C. - 2022 award, and New World Report's Federal Labor & Employment Law Firm of the Year 2022 – USA Award. And as any one of his clients will attest, he is more than deserving of such esteemed recognition. He’s garnered millions of dollars for countless EEO, MSPB, OSC, and Title VII private sector cases.
Mr. Pitre founded his firm in 2016 in Washington, D.C., after a decade as a staff attorney at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP. But with the insight gained from serving on the “other side” of the courtroom as a prosecutor, combined with his breadth of experience as a defense attorney, he knew that he could touch more lives as the architect of his own practice. Today, Pitre & Associates, LLC, practices federal labor and employment law, or as he puts it, “protecting the civil rights of federal employees throughout the world,” with a fraction of his focus on private sector EEOC cases.
Just six years later, the firm has grown exponentially. In 2021 alone, they netted $1 million in awards and settlements for the people they so passionately serve. Among the standouts are his victories in an EEOC case against the Department of Veteran Affairs, netting his client $500,000 in fees and successfully arguing before the U.S. Court of Appeals in an IRA appeal for whistleblower retaliation—which marked his first time arguing before this court. He got the case overturned and sent back not once, but twice, ultimately prevailing. While there is no question as to Mr. Pitre’s legal expertise, he points to the finer, human hand as the source of his success. He has a unique ability to connect with clients on a personal level and explain the ins and outs of each case in a way they can understand. He also knows when it’s time to drop a case, and knows how to explain that to clients, too; proclaiming, “I’m willing to lose money if it means doing what’s best for a client.”
His desire to serve people and community extends well beyond the courtroom. Through his church and fraternal organization, he’s making changes in his community, too. He provides mentorship to young men to help guide them into higher education and works with food drives and neighborhood revitalization projects. Mr. Pitre draws continual inspiration from the quote, “To whom much is given, much will be required.”
Mr. Pitre holds a B.A. in political science and criminal justice from Illinois State University and a J.D. from Howard University School of Law.
A. Marques Pitre, Esq.
Managing Partner — Pitre & Associates, LLC
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