Scott Pitta, Esq., a former Army helicopter pilot who served a 15-month tour in Iraq, recently joined the legal aid staff at Veterans Legal Services. A native and current resident of Bridgewater, Mass., Scott is a 2020 graduate of Suffolk University Law School.
Scott enlisted in the Army National Guard upon graduating from Bridgewater-Raynham (Mass.) High School, following in the footsteps of various family members. His grandfather was an Army paratrooper during World War II; his father, Joseph Pitta, served in the Army Reserves; and his brother, Joseph Pitta Jr., deployed to Haiti as a Sergeant in the 10th Mountain Division.
Scott attended US Army rotor wing flight school at Ft. Rucker, Alabama and later returned as an Instructor Pilot. In Iraq, he served as an Air Mission Commander with the 3rd Infantry and 82nd Airborne divisions. After leaving the service and returning home to Massachusetts, Scott worked as a med-flight helicopter pilot, served as president of Bridgewater’s Town Council for nearly four years, and launched a drone piloting and consultancy company that worked with various governmental agencies, including police and fire departments, as well as special operations units of the US military.
At Suffolk Law, Scott worked as a Student Attorney in the school’s Health Law Clinic and was a distinguished graduate of its Trial and Appellate Advocacy program. He joined VLS as a staff attorney in late January.
“Working at Veterans Legal Services gives me an opportunity to help other veterans get back on their feet or help resolve whatever issues they’re dealing with,” says Scott. “It’s an opportunity to work in a lot of areas of the law, and I love it.”