News

McGehee Led Freedom Trip Still Paying Historical Dividends

In the Summer of 2013, Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers partner Cary McGehee and the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights led a Freedom Tour for Detroit area teens. In a recent story in the Detroit Free Press, some of those students were still reflecting on walking across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, in a recent article coinciding with MLK Day. When she walked across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., with a group of students from Michigan a year and a half ago, Chrisdiona Williams was just learning about some of the key moments in America's civil rights struggle. As the site of Bloody Sunday on March 7, 1965, when police beat back 600 marchers seeking voting rights, the bridge qualifies as a major landmark. The attention generated by the media coverage at the time, including the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s call for clergy to come to the area, and two subsequent marches that month, were instrumental in what led to the signing of the anti-discriminatory Voting Rights Act of 1965. Read the entire story here

Morris Dees Honored as Champion of Justice by MCHR

The Michigan Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR) recognized the lifetime efforts of iconic civil rights attorney Morris Dees at its recent annual dinner held at Marygrove College in Detroit. Cary McGehee, firm co-founder and longtime MCHR Chair,...

Renowned Attorney Morris Dees Honored by MCHR

Cary McGehee presents Champion of Justice Award to Morris Dees at MCHR annual dinner.[/caption] The Michigan Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR) recognized the lifetime efforts of iconic civil rights attorney Morris Dees at its recent annual dinner...

Channing Robinson-Holmes Joins Firm as Attorney

Channing Robinson began working as a law clerk at the firm in October 2015 while she was still in law school. Since that time, she has devoted innumerable hours to the firm’s class actions against Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency, as...

UIA Fraud Class-Action Continues to Gain Steam

In September 2015, firm attorneys filed a class-action lawsuit against the State of Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA). The complaint alleges that the automated system used for adjudicating unemployment insurance fraud, falsely accused as...

PMP&R Host Flint Water Community Information Meeting

On April 24, 2017, the Flint Water Class Action Legal Team held an informational meeting for the Flint community at Greater Holy Temple Church of God in Christ in Flint. Throughout the night, Flint residents and other attendees spoke with...

NewsChannel 3 Discusses UIA Fraud with Lord

MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Michigan lawmakers are working to figure out how tens of thousands of people on unemployment across Michigan were wrongly accused of fraud. On Monday the House Oversight Committee announced it had created a work group...

Pitt Awarded Distinguished Service Award by State Bar

From Detroit Legal News Michael Pitt has been selected for the 2017 Distinguished Service Award by the State Bar of Michigan's Labor & Employment Section. Pitt is co-founding partner of Royal Oak-based Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers, one of...

The Bridge Looks at UIA Fraud and Cites Lord

From the Bridge - the Center for Michigan February 7, 2917 A few days after a federal judge issued a Jan. 11 order commanding the state to “suspend all collection activity” against thousands of Michigan workers tagged with unemployment fraud,...