DiCaudo Pitchford & Yoder
Marshal Pitchford, Partner

Marshal Pitchford, Partner

Marshal Pitchford

Marshal Pitchford

Related Practice Areas

  • Local Government
  • Labor / Employment
  • Civil Rights / Gov’t Liability
  • Retail / Transportation
  • Land Use / Zoning

Industry Experience

  • Government & Public Sector
  • Transportation


  • Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Mr. Pitchford has over a decade of experience in the practice of public law, government relations and litigation.  His regional practice primarily focuses on representing public entities and in transportation litigation, including broker/carrier arrangements, cargo claims, freight charges collection and transactions and commercial litigation. He has a wide range of experience working for clients in both the private and public sector. He counsels clients in both contract preparation and strategic planning and also represents numerous large and small manufacturers and businesses.

Representative Matters

  • Significant experience in counseling municipalities and counties in the areas of civil rights, employment, discrimination and constitutional law
  • Successfully litigated numerous matters on behalf of municipalities regarding zoning and planning matters
  • Represents and advises major transportation and logistics companies as to various transactional issues, including transportation-related service agreements, cargo claims, freight claims, and regulatory compliance, and serves as counsel in related litigation throughout Ohio and the U.S.
  • Significant experience in transportation litigation, including transit authority, parcel delivery and bus accidents, personal injury litigation and premises litigation
  • Experience includes jury trials, mediations and arbitrations in federal, state and local courts, appeals in the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and numerous appellate courts throughout Ohio
  • Represents several national retail chains in litigation across Ohio and the greater Midwest


  • AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America® (2010-2014)
  • Selected as an “Ohio Super Lawyers – Rising Star” by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2009-2014)
  • Appointed by Ohio Governor John Kasich to Judicial Review Committee for Ohio Supreme Court (2012)
  • The President’s Award, Community Health Center (2011)
  • Law Clerk for Judge Beth Whitmore, Ohio Court of Appeals, Ninth Judicial District
  • Leadership Akron, Class XXVI (2009-2010)
  • Selected for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice of Litigation and Transportation Law


  • 1999 J.D., The University of Akron, School of Law
    Akron Law Review (1998-1999)
  • 1996 B.A., Miami University

Professional Affiliations

  • Transportation Lawyers Association
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)
  • Conference of Freight Counsel (CFC)
  • Defense Research Institute, Trucking Committee
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Judicial Commission
  • Common Pleas and Appellate Committee
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Community Affiliations

  • Village of Boston Heights, Village Solicitor
  • Akron Kiwanis Foundation, Past Member of Board of Directors
  • Center for Community Health, Secretary, Executive Committee and Board of Directors
  • Mobile Meals Foundation, Past Chairman and Board of Directors
  • The University of Akron School of Law Alumni Association

Contact Marshal Pitchford, Partner

Office: 330-762-7477
Cell: 330-819-6580
Email: [email protected]