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Flint Water Class Action Legal Team Opens Flint Office and Resource Center

[caption id="attachment_1385" align="alignleft" width="326"]Class Action Legal Team in Front of Flint Office The Flint Water Class Action Legal Team[/caption] The Flint Water Class Action Legal Team has opened a law office and resource center for clients and Flint residents. The office is located at 1176 Robert T. Longway Boulevard in downtown Flint. Jointly operated by the Flint Water Class Action Legal Team and the American Civil Liberties Union Fund of Michigan, the law office will provide a convenient location for clients and residents to meet with attorneys regarding their legal options and participation in the class actions. The office will also serve as a community resource for information relating to various programs and options available for residents affected by Flint's contaminated drinking water. "Flint residents need to fully understand all of the legal options open to them. With a local office in the center of town, it will be easier for residents and clients to meet with us," said Michael Pitt. Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Residents can call ahead to schedule appointments with legal team. The Flint office telephone number is 248-398-9800.

Pitt Takes on Whistleblower Case for Judicial Watchdog

From Courthouse News DETROIT (CN) – The former head of Michigan’s judicial disciplinary board claims he was fired for recommending a formal complaint be filed against a child-jailing judge (Lisa Gorcyca), disagreeing with the view that she is...

McGehee Featured on WXYZ 7 Spotlight on the News

Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers Partner Cary McGehee was a featured guest Sunday, September 4 on Chuck Stokes' WXYZ TV 7 "Spotlight on the News" program to discuss her mentorship and involvement in the 2016 Freedom Tour. You can see the entire...

Pitt Named VP of Washington Based Public Justice

Royal Oak, Mich., August 23, 2016 – Royal Oak attorney Michael Pitt was recently selected Vice President of Public Justice. Public Justice is a Washington, D.C.-based national public interest firm of 14 lawyers which fights injustices through...

Detroit News Covers Warren Whistleblower Lawsuit

From the Detroit News: Warren — A former city planner who resigned nearly two years ago is awaiting a federal judge’s decision on a whistleblower lawsuit that alleges Warren officials forced him out of the job. Kenneth Bouchard, who served as...

Lord Whistleblower Client's Case Aired on Fox 2

WARREN, Mich. (WJBK) - He blew the whistle on his boss while working for the city of Warren, but claims he paid the price when he questioned what he believed was illegal activity. Meet Ken Bouchard. He worked for the city of Warren coordinating tax...

Jennifer Lord Named to 2016 Women in the Law

Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers Partner Jennifer Lord has been selected as one of 2016 Women in the Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Lord was honored September 16 at the legal newpaper's seventh annual luncheon and awards celebrating those who...

Free Press Discusses UIA Fraud with PMP&R's Lord

From the Detroit Free Press LANSING, MI ‑‑ Months after Grand Rapids resident Jonna Ferguson stopped collecting unemployment in the mail, she got a letter saying she owned the state $20,000. "Opening a letter that says that I had defrauded the...

McGehee and MCHR Prepare for Freedom Tour

From the Detroit Free Press Two dozen students wielded rakes, brooms and garbage bags Saturday as they cleaned up Viola Liuzzo Park in northwest Detroit. The group plans to travel in June to the Deep South, then spend a week touring sites of civil...

WSU Professor Awarded $300K in Age Discrimination Case

[caption id="attachment_1378" align="alignleft" width="225"] Dr. Karen Hrapkiewicz[/caption] Wayne State University is appealing a jury verdict received by veterinary professor Dr. Karen Hrapkiewicz in an age discrimination action handled by firm...