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Bevin appoints Louisville lawyer as general counsel

Stephen Pitt
Stephen Pitt

Frankfort, Ky. – Governor-Elect Bevin announced the selection of attorney M. Stephen Pitt to the position of General Counsel for the Office of the Governor. Pitt joins the administration with more than 44 years of legal experience.

“I am pleased to have Steve Pitt join our team,” said Governor-Elect Bevin. “He is widely respected and has a deep understanding of the law that is rooted in decades of experience. The office of General Counsel is a critical one and Steve’s character, competence and commitment to the Commonwealth are beyond reproach. He is going to be an excellent public servant for Kentucky.”

“I am really impressed with Matt Bevin and his vision for Kentucky,” said Stephen Pitt. “I’m looking forward to giving back to the people of Kentucky. I want to be part of something that’s lasting and meaningful. It is an honor to have this opportunity.”

Pitt has practiced law for Wyatt, Tarrant, and Combs LLP for 38 years. Prior to that he served as assistant budget director in the Office of the President at the University of Kentucky (1970-1972), Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky (1972-1976) and was senior trial attorney with the Public Integrity Section of the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. (1976-1977).

Pitt has been lead litigation counsel for numerous national companies during his career, including DuPont, General Electric, Rockwell International and Occidental Chemical. In addition, he has served as outside counsel for the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville for more than twenty years.

Mr. Pitt is 69 years old and a native of Lewisburg, Logan County. He is a 1971 graduate of the U.K. College of Law, where he served on the staff of the Kentucky Law Journal. He and his wife of 42 years, Kathy, have four grown daughters and reside in Louisville.