– Wayne State University Law School, JD.
– Central Michigan University, BA Kinesiology (Exercise Science) and Spanish, summa cum laude, Undergraduate Certification in Translation.
Attorney Chrisoula Pitses focuses her practice on immigration law. She received a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science (Kinesiology) and Spanish, summa cum laude, from Central Michigan University, and a law degree from Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, Michigan.
Chrisoula grew up playing soccer, which originally motivated her to pursue a career in sports medicine or community health. She later shifted her focus to human rights, inclusion, and public policy. She started volunteering her time as a Spanish-English interpreter for non-profit organizations representing immigrants seeking humanitarian relief. Furthermore, she also conducted research on disparities and discrimination toward immigrants in healthcare while advocating for patient rights. Prior to her legal career, Chrisoula served as a Spanish-English interpreter for patients in hospitals throughout metro Detroit.
While in law school, Chrisoula continued to volunteer her interpreting services to the Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic and eventually served as a student attorney for several clients seeking humanitarian aid in the United States. She interned with Michigan Immigrant Rights Center and Lakeshore Legal Aid, which provided her with specialized knowledge and experience in humanitarian immigration, family law, and elder advocacy. Furthermore, served as the Vice President of OutLaw, Wayne Law’s LGBTQIA+ advocacy group.
Chrisoula was born and raised in Michigan and operates out of Oasis Legal Group’s Grand Rapids branch. Coming from a Greek family, she values diversity, democracy, and cultural expression. Her legal philosophy can best be summarized by the Greek word ‘philotimo,’ which emphasizes the virtues of kindness, dignity, and zealous advocacy.