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Lord Profile Featured in Detroit Legal News

Jennifer Lord Photo March 2015-2The following article appeared in the July 22, 2015 edition of Detroit Legal News and featured Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers attorney Jennifer Lord. Jennifer Lord's dream in high school and college was to become a U.S. Senator a dream that took her, as a freshly minted University of Michigan grad, to a job as a legislative assistant to a member of the U.S. House of Representatives in the nation's capital. The work of drafting legislation and working with a wide variety of interest groups gave her valuable insight in the interpretation of federal and state law and the ability to work proactively in the midst of conflict. "I was star-struck at first, walking down the halls with people I saw on the nightly news, riding in an elevator with Edward Kennedy and chatting with Wonder Woman Lynda Carter at a party," she says. "Unfortunately, I felt like a lot of time was spent asking donors for money, not 'making a difference.' So I shifted gears and thought that maybe I could make a difference as a lawyer." Moving home to the Detroit area, Lord attended Wayne State University School of Law, where she earned her J.D. cum laude. In law school, she was elected to a Moot Court National Team that won the regional finals, and was named best oral advocate. "I loved WSU-the challenging course work, living and working in the city, and most of all, I loved moot court. That's where I learned that even though I had a fear of public speaking, I was actually pretty good at it," she says. Law turned out to be an excellent choice for Lord, who has been recognized by her peers as a Michigan Super Lawyer, and who has achieved the highest ranking possible, AV, from Martindale-Hubbell's peer review. She launched her career 18 years ago as an associate at Pitt McGehee Palmers & Rivers in Royal Oak; and worked for a firm in Bloomfield Hills before returning to Pitt Law in January as a partner. You can read the entire article here

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