Michael Pitt, co-founder of Pitt McGehee Palmer Rivers & Golden, has been recognized by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as one of its 2013 “Leaders in the Law.” The publication made its annual selection of 30 Michigan attorneys based on criteria related to excellence and success in the practice of the law, commitment to the profession and dedication to the education and mentoring of others.
“Michael Pitt is one of Michigan’s and the country’s preeminent civil and employment rights attorneys. His entire career has been devoted to fighting for justice and enabling access to the law for everyone. He has earned and much deserves this great honor,” said Kary Moss, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan.
Pitt is past president of the Michigan Association of Justice and has been a member and served in numerous leadership positions with the American Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan and Oakland County Bar Association for many years. He was recently selected 2013 Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law by Best Lawyers, has been repeatedly recognized as a Super Lawyer and named in U.S. News & World Report The Best Lawyers in America. In addition, Pitt is a member and Fellow of the National Employment Lawyers Association.
He has also served as volunteer counsel to the American Civil Liberties Union for more than 30 years. Pitt and his wife, Peggy Goldberg Pitt, have endowed a scholarship to Wayne State University Law School awarded each year to a student with a severe disability.
Pitt earned an undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and a J.D. from
Wayne State Law School. His two children, Jared and Meagan, are also practicing attorneys.