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Channing Robinson-Holmes Joins Firm as Attorney

Channing Robinson began working as a law clerk at the firm in October 2015 while she was still in law school. Since that time, she has devoted innumerable hours to the firm's class actions against Michigan's Unemployment Insurance Agency, as well as the firm's several class actions filed on behalf of those affected by the Flint Water Crisis. She has also assisted in many of the firm's civil rights cases, including discrimination cases based on age, national origin, sex, race and disability, cases alleging retaliation and sexual harassment, and violations of the Family Medical Leave Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Prior to clerking for the firm, Robinson interned at the Sugar Law Center for Social & Economic Justice, the Center for Civil Justice, and Goodman Kalahar, P.C. She is an active member of the National Lawyers Guild and a consistent and vocal advocate of social justice. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan where she majored in English Literature and minored in European History. She went on to graduate from Wayne State University Law School in 2016. During law school, Robinson served on the Executive Board of the law school's The Journal of Law in Society. Robinson and her husband, Buddy Holmes, enjoy traveling, attending sporting events and spending time with their family, friends, and three dogs.

M. Pitt Cited in MLive Report on Midland Area Couple's Claim Filed Against the Federal Energy Resource Commission in Edenville Dam Collapse

Michael Pitt was quoted in MLive coverage of the claim filed against the Federal Energy Commission by a Midland Couple for property and personal damages caused by flooding after the collapse of the Edenville Dam in May 2020. The firm is representing Dan and Cathy Miller and filed a $1.25 million claim under the Federal Tort Claims Act. Read entire article here.

Midland Daily News -- "Lawsuit Blames State Agencies for Dam Failures"

Mike Pitt, Ted Leopold and Paul Stephen were referenced as plaintiffs' attorneys in a Midland Daily News report on the lawsuit filed June 25 in the Michigan Court of Claims. The coverage notes that the suit's 15 plaintiffs owned property and homes which were damaged or destroyed in the May 19 Midland area flooding caused by the collapse of the Edenville Dam. Read full article here.