DBusiness Announces Hiring of Two New Firm Associates

DBusiness Story Rachael Kohl and Melissa Brown have joined the Royal Oak-based law firm Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers as associate attorneys. Previously, Kohl clerked for Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers and interned for Chief Judge Robert Colombo Jr. of the Third Circuit Court of Michigan. In addition, she is a member of Ann Arbor Civic Theatre and other performing groups. Kohl, of Novi, received her Bachelor of Science in sociology and Spanish from the University of Michigan and her juris doctor from Wayne State University Law School. Brown worked for elected federal and state officials in Detroit and Lansing. She serves as vice chair for the City of Lincoln Park's Economic Development Corp. Brown, of Lincoln Park, earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science and journalism from the University of Michigan-Dearborn and her juris doctor from Wayne State University Law School.

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.