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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.  

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...