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Pitt McGehee Event Celebrates 50th CRA Anniversary with Firm Event

On June 25 Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers welcomed over 100 guests for a unique celebration. The occasion was the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Introduced by President Kennedy in 1963 on the heels of a series of protests by the African-American community and related incidents of police brutality, it was passed into law just over a year later and signed by President Johnson. The landmark legislation outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. It also ended unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and by facilities that served the general public. "The Civil Rights Act was a good start," said Dean Robb, the noted Michigan attorney who has been working tirelessly for civil rights since the 1950s. "But, as we all know, there is still a very long way to go before we can say we're living in an equal society. We're here to celebrate what we've been able to accomplish and reaffirm our commitment to continue the fight." Robb was joined by fellow civil rights legends Richard and William Goodman in reminiscing about the struggles of the early 1960s and the critical importance of enforcing the Civil Rights Act -- an ongoing battle -- and overcoming the barriers to equality and fairness that we still face. A sample of photos from the event are below.  

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...

Michael Pitt Featured in ICLE Monthly Mentor

In the latest "Monthly Mentor," the newsletter of ICLE, Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers Partner Michael Pitt was featured in a column entitled "What I Wish I Knew Then: Review Client Records Before Taking the Case." Pitt share that experienced...

Global Media Seeks Out Pitt During DeBoer-Rowse Trial

Michael Pitt, Partner with Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers, was a much sought after and much quoted participant in the recently concluded Detroit trial determining the fate of Michigan gays who want to marry. Pitt, who represents Oakland County...