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Global Media Seeks Out Pitt During DeBoer-Rowse Trial

Michael Pitt, Partner with Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers, was a much sought after and much quoted participant in the recently concluded Detroit trial determining the fate of Michigan gays who want to marry. Pitt, who represents Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown -- a defendant in the case, but stands on the side of the plaintiffs -- has said she'll be ready to issue gay marriage licenses as soon as it's legal. During the trial, Pitt was interviewed by numerous local, national and international publications including: ABC News Washington Post USA Today and The London Daily Mail You can read each story by clicking on each publication above.   Oday national, "The harm to them is real," her lawyer Michael Pitt told MLive of gay couples unable to marry. "It is not abstract. It is not speculative. The evidence that the plaintiffs submitted was sufficient, common sense. I think it would be an error for the court to accept the state's fallback position that the court should be cautious with this." You can read the entire story here. Pitt was also cited in a recent AP Story on the trial where he said Brown will issue marriage licenses to "qualified" same-sex couples during his closing argument before Judge Friedman. "She is not required by law to follow the directives of any state official," he added, "Her oath does not permit her to discriminate against any couple trying to wed. She has testified she is ready now to carry out this duty." Pitt was also quoted regarding the end of the trial in an Oakland Press Story.

Pitt McGehee Hosts Sold Out Morris Dees Lecture

A standing-room-only crowd of more than 300 came to hear civil rights icon Morris Dees speak Monday, April 13, at Wayne State University Law School. Dees, who is widely celebrated for his work with the Southern Poverty Law Center, which he...

Rivers Joins ACLU Suit on Behalf of Female Inmates

Grand Rapids, Mich. Dec. 4 - Beth Rivers, a partner with Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers, has joined the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan in filing suit against Muskegon County in federal court on behalf of eight female jail inmates who...

Michael Pitt Addresses Tort Reform in Legal News

Michael Pitt, a founding member and managing partner of Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers as well as past president of the Michigan Association for Justice, was interviewed in a special column by the LegalNews in November on Tort Reform.   The...

Michael Pitt Receives Champion of Justice Award

[caption id="attachment_954" align="alignleft" width="300"] (L) Thomas Rombach, 2014-15 SBM President, (C) Michael PItt and (R) Brian Einhorn, 2013-14 SBM President.[/caption] Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers Managing Partner Michael Pitt received...