From the Detroit Legal News Cary McGehee, of Royal Oak-based Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers, has been appointed chair of the Local Rules Advisory Committee for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan by the judges of the court. The one-year appointment beginning July 1, 2017 was announced by Chief Judge Denise Page Hood. McGehee and Michael Pitt co-founded Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers 25 years ago. She focuses her practice on civil and employment rights. The firm has won significant civil and human rights verdicts for its clients, including the landmark Neal vs. Michigan Department of Corrections case in which more than $100 million was awarded to female inmates who had been sexually assaulted by prison guards. McGehee and other firm attorneys are currently representing tens of thousands of Michigan residents in several high-visibility class action lawsuits against the State of Michigan related to the Flint Water Crisis and the false fraud allegations scandal at the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency. She is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. In addition, McGehee has been named Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Public Justice Foundation and given the Lawyers for the People award by the National Lawyers Guild. In 2016, she was selected Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America and has been named by Michigan Lawyers Weekly to its annual Women in the Law listing. McGehee also serves on the Board of Trustees for Michigan State University College of Law; as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights; the Advisory Board of the American Civil Liberties Union; and the Employment Law Committee of the Michigan Association for Justice. She is a graduate of Bowling Green University and Detroit College of Law (now Michigan State University College of Law).
*Detroit Free Press -- "Flint Residents Seek to Add Gov. Rick Snyder Back to Water Lawsuit"
Michigan Radio/NPR -- "Flint Residents Seek to Add Gov. Snyder as Defendant in Class Action Lawsuit"
*M. Pitt and T. Leopold were quoted by Michigan Radio in its coverage of the announcement regarding amended complaint in Flint water case:
*T. Leopold was cited by MLive in its coverage of the amended complaint announcement regarding reinstatement of Gov Snyder as a defendant
*WOOD/NBC/Grand Rapids -- "Victims Ask Judge to Reinstate Gov. Snyder in Lawsuit"
WWTV/CBS/Traverse City -- "Gov. Snyder May be Reinstated as Defendant in Flint Water Case"
WJRT/ABC 12/Flint -- "Flint Water Victims Seek to Reinstate Gov. Snyder, Senior State Officials as Defendants"
T. Leopold and M. Pitt were quoted in WJRT/ABC 12 coverage of amended complaint filing announcement
M. Pitt was cited in MLive coverage of Genessee County court proceedings involving firm clients severely injured as bystanders in auto accidents related to dangerous, high-speed vehicle pursuits initiated by Michigan State Police officers
The Oakland Press reported on Mike Pitt's selection to Wayne Law's Alumni Wall of Fame
Jennifer Lord was quoted in Detroit News coverage of upcoming oral arguments in UIA class action
FOX 2 Detroit -- Sept. 9 broadcast of FOX 2's "Let it Rip" program with Jennifer Lord as guest panel member/22:33
September 9 broadcast of FOX 2 Detroit's "Let it Rip" program featured Jennifer Lord on the panel, which discussed the aftermath of the Mario Impemba-Rod Allen broadcast booth brawl and public and business repercussions of Nike's...
Megan Bonanni was quoted in State News (MSU campus/community newspaper) coverage of PMP&R's representation of new Nassar survivors
Megan Bonanni was quoted by Michigan Radio/NPR in its coverage of Nassar survivors and the Sept. 10 filing deadline for claims
Bustle.com -- "The Deadline for These Nassar Victimsto File Lawsuits is Approaching -- Here's What That Means"
Megan Bonanni was quoted by Bustle* in a story on the new Nassar victims and September 10 filing deadline
Megan Bonanni was cited by the Detroit Free Press in coverage of new Nassar victims and September 10 deadline for filing civil suits
Megan Bonanni was cited by MLive in its coverage of legal representation for new Nassar victims and pending deadline for filing civil suits
Michael Pitt discusses his social justice background and motivation in an announcement posted by Public Justice on his selection as its president for a one-year term
M. Pitt was cited by MLive in its coverage of August 1 U.S. District Court ruling on Flint class action
Michigan Radio/NPR -- "Flint Water Class Action Lawsuit Moves Forward, but Gov. Snyder Dropped as Defendant"
Michael Pitt and Ted Leopold were cited by Michigan Radio/NPR in its story on Judge Levy's ruling in the Flint class action:
Mike Pitt and Ted Leopold were quoted in WLUC/NBC/Upper Michigan's coverage of the federal court ruling in the Flint Class Action: