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Pitt Named VP of Washington Based Public Justice

Mike Pitt Bio Photo Mar. 2015-2Royal Oak, Mich., August 23, 2016 -- Royal Oak attorney Michael Pitt was recently selected Vice President of Public Justice. Public Justice is a Washington, D.C.-based national public interest firm of 14 lawyers which fights injustices through precedent setting and socially significant individual and class action litigation. More at PublicJustice.net. Pitt is co-founder of Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers, one of the state's largest firms specializing in civil rights and employment law. The firm is currently representing thousands of Michigan residents in a class action lawsuit (Mays vs. Snyder) related to the Flint Water Crisis. "Michael has spent his entire career working on the very same issues that are the heart of our mission," said Public Justice Executive Director Paul Bland. "His firm's advocacy on behalf of the human-made tragedy in Flint is a perfect example of his willingness to fight for the disempowered." Read the entire announcement 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.