Half a century ago, a few dozen people, some of them from Michigan, did something terribly brave. They exercised their constitutional right to ride Greyhound buses throughout the south. They had interracial couples seated together, and African-Americans sitting up front. The U.S. Supreme Court had repeatedly ruled that segregation on interstate buses and in bus
Ten years ago, friends of the late public interest attorney Mark Weiss, a 1969 alumnus of Wayne State University Law School, created a fundraiser to honor his legacy. Today, that event — Mark Weiss Day at Comerica Park — is going strong. It raises money to provide scholarships for law students interested in public interest
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
Pitt McGehee Palmer Rivers & Golden attorney Kevin Carlson was queried by Crain’s Detroit Business reporter Chad Halcom recently regarding his views on the state of Michigan’s pending Right to Work legislation which goes into effect after March 28. In the article, Carlson told Crain’s that the unions’ open access claims, which arise largely from
Pitt McGehee Palmer Rivers & Golden has joined the ACLU and Michigan Unions in filing an amended complaint seeking to invalidate the state’s new Right-to-Work Law. The case, filed on behalf of a journalist, citizens, legislators, and unions, charges that government officials, in an unprecedented assault on democracy, deprived the public of their right to participate
Michael and Peggy Pitt have made another financial scholarship award to a deserving student at Wayne State University Law School. The Pitts established this scholarship 12 years ago and this year have awarded Chelsea Fleetham with the honor. For more on this award and to read some of the thank you letters to the Pitts
Pitt McGehee Palmer Rivers & Golden founder and principal, Michael Pitt shared his insight with Crain’s Detroit Business on what he perceives could be increased workplace conflict as a result of Michigan’s new controversial Right To Work law.
The U.S. Supreme Court striking down mandatory life sentences for juveniles without parole, brought the Detroit Legal News to Michael Pitt and Cary McGehee for a better understanding on the decision. You can read the story here.
Pitt McGehee Palmer Rivers & Golden founding member Michael Pitt has been named Best Lawyers’ 2013 Detroit Employment Law – Individuals “Lawyer of the Year.” Mr. Pitt was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 19th edition of Best Lawyers in United States, but only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is honored
Wayne State graduate, Public Justice board member and Pitt McGehee Palmer Rivers & Gold partner Michael Pitt along with Public Justice has joined forces with Wayne State University to present the Dean A. Robb Public Interest Lecture Series. On Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Wayne State University Auditorium beginning at 5:30, the keynote speaker will