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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

Carlson Speaks to WDET About History of ADA

WDET Radio program, "Detroit Today" with Stephen Henderson, talked to Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers attorney Kevin Carlson about the 25th anniversary of the signing of theAmericans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The main points of...

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...