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Rivers Interviewed by MLive On Upcoming Michigan Gay Marriage Ruling

Beth_RiversGay rights activists in Michigan are poised to celebrate an appeals ruling that could uphold the overturning of the state's ban against same-sex marriage. But the ruling may not go their way as some experts say a split decision could stall the victory and the three-judge panel of the U.S 6th Circuit Court of Appeals is unpredictable Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers partner Beth Rivers was interviewed by MLive in a published story on the upcoming ruling and said "there is a general feeling that the 6th Circuit, which is considering gay marriage-related questions out of Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee as well as Michigan, could be the first to reject a legal right to same-sex marriage. There is some feeling that this circuit could buck the current trend and rule in favor of the state," she said. "Usually when the Supreme Court takes a case, it's because there was a split in the circuits... I think that there was some hope that they would take it and resolve it nationally for all 50 sates. But they didn't see a need for it yet." You can read the entire MLive story here.

Lord Profile Featured in Detroit Legal News

The following article appeared in the July 22, 2015 edition of Detroit Legal News and featured Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers attorney Jennifer Lord.  Jennifer Lord's dream in high school and college was to become a U.S. Senator a dream that...

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...