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McGehee Elected Fellow by College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Royal Oak, Michigan, June 26, 2012 – Cary McGehee, founding partner of Pitt, McGehee, Palmer, Rivers & Gordon, has been elected a Fellow by the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Election as a Fellow of the College recognizes McGehee’s sustained contribution to the field of labor and employment law and her high standards of integrity, professionalism and character. She has specialized in the practice of employment and civil rights law for over 20 years.  McGehee has been recognized as Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Public Justice Foundation and received the Lawyers for the People award from the National Lawyers Guild and the Federal Bar Association’s Wade Hampton McCree Award for the advancement of social justice.  In addition, she is a director of the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights and on the advisory boards of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Michigan Interfaith Trust Fund. McGehee is a frequent lecturer at the Institute for Continuing Legal Education and the Michigan Association for Justice. She is a graduate of Bowling Green University and Detroit College of Law. Prior to becoming an attorney, McGehee played professional basketball for the Dallas Diamonds of Women’s American Basketball Association and and is currently a Division I NCAA women’s basketball referee. The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers was established in 1995 and recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves as leaders in this area of the law.

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.