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Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers Recognized for Outstanding Pro Bono Legal Services by State Bar of Michigan

July 8, 2014, Royal Oak, Mich. -- Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers has been named to the State Bar of Michigan's 2014 Circle of Excellence at the Leadership level. This recognition is reserved for law firms whose attorneys have each contributed at least:2014 Circle of Excellence Image *30 hours of pro bono service; or *$500 to a non-profit program which delivers civil legal services to low-income individuals. This year only 23 law firms in the state have been designated for providing this high level of pro bono services by the State Bar of Michigan. "These are still challenging economic times for many people in Michigan. Our firm has a long tradition of volunteering its time and resources to ensure that everyone can have access to our legal system. We're proud and honored to be recognized by the State Bar for the commitment shown by all of our attorneys," said Michael Pitt, founding partner of the firm. Information about the State Bar of Michigan Circle of Excellence award. You can read the award here.  

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.