Craig Sorrell Pittman, the third of five sons of Dr. John Edwin Pittman and Marjorie Brunson Pittman, was born September 6, 1956, in Enterprise, Alabama. He graduated from Indian Springs School in Birmingham and Middlebury College in Vermont, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with honors in 1978. In 1981 he was awarded a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University. He was admitted to the practice of law in the State of Alabama in 1981 and in the State of Florida in 1982.
After graduating from law school, Judge Pittman clerked for Judge T. Virgil Pittman in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Alabama in Mobile from 1981-1983. He then practiced law in Mobile with the law firm of Hamilton, Butler, Riddick, Tarlton and Sullivan from 1983-1986. In 1986 he started his own firm which eventually became known as Pittman, Pittman, Carwie and Fuquay. He was a Deputy Attorney General during the administrations of Jeff Sessions and Bill Pryor and General Counsel for the Alabama State Docks during the Fob James Administration.
Judge Pittman is a member of the Judicial Inquiry Commission, the Mobile Bar Association, the Maritime Law Association, the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, the Alabama State Bar and the Florida Bar. He has practiced before all state courts in Alabama and Florida and is admitted to practice in the federal courts of Alabama and the Northern and Middle Districts of Florida.
Judge Pittman is married to Janet Rich Pittman of Mobile. He has two children, Craig, Jr., and Jennifer Leigh. The Pittmans are members of Christ Church Cathedral in Mobile.