The firm is pleased to announce that Robin Wagner has joined our firm as an associate. Before joining the firm, Robin served as a law clerk for the Hon. Judith E. Levy of the Eastern District of Michigan. And prior to clerking for Judge Levy, Robin clerked for the Hon. Michael H. Dolinger, Magistrate Judge, Southern District of New York. A native of Baltimore and a third-generation woman lawyer, Robin graduated from DePaul University College of Law in 2014, summa cum laude and Order of the Coif, with a certificate in public interest law. During law school, she received a scholarship from the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago to intern at Lambda Legal after her 1L year. She also received a scholarship from the Public Interest Law Association of Chicago to intern at the ACLU of Illinois after her second year of law school. Robin was a staff member of the DePaul Law Review and authored, "Are Gay Rights Clearly Established? The Problem with the Qualified Immunity Doctrine," 63 DEPAUL L. REV. 869 (2014). Before finally accepting the fact that she needed to follow in her mother and her grandmother's footsteps, Robin's career path was in academia. For many years, she worked in higher education administration as an associate dean, dean, and vice president at various institutions. She has been responsible for new curriculum development at both non-profit and for-profit colleges, directed study abroad programs in Asia, and conducted strategic planning at the University of Chicago. She also developed educational programs at the Field Museum in Chicago and is a self-professed dinosaur geek. (Her favorite is Archaeopteryx) Robin's undergraduate degree is in East Asian Studies from Princeton University, and she earned her Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University. Robin is fluent in Mandarin. Robin and her wife Sharon live in Ann Arbor, where Sharon works as Professor and Chair of Architecture Programs at the University of Michigan. They enjoy playing golf together and traveling. Their recent adventures include Berlin and Prague, southwest China, and Greece.
Megan Bonanni was cited by MLive in its coverage of legal representation for new Nassar victims and pending deadline for filing civil suits
Michael Pitt discusses his social justice background and motivation in an announcement posted by Public Justice on his selection as its president for a one-year term
M. Pitt was cited by MLive in its coverage of August 1 U.S. District Court ruling on Flint class action
Michigan Radio/NPR -- "Flint Water Class Action Lawsuit Moves Forward, but Gov. Snyder Dropped as Defendant"
Michael Pitt and Ted Leopold were cited by Michigan Radio/NPR in its story on Judge Levy's ruling in the Flint class action:
Mike Pitt and Ted Leopold were quoted in WLUC/NBC/Upper Michigan's coverage of the federal court ruling in the Flint Class Action:
Mike Pitt was cited in a Detroit News story on the Flint Class Action ruling
Ted Leopold and Mike Pitt were cited in the National Law Journal's coverage of federal court decision in Flint class action:
Michael Pitt was quoted in a Legal News story on the firm's new Nassar cases and approaching deadline for making related claims:
Michael Pitt was interviewed on July 19, 2018 by Cynthia Canty on Michigan Radio's Stateside program regarding the firm's representation of Nassar victims, details relating to the Nassar Victim Fund(s) and new state laws reviving time-barred civil claims
Michael Pitt was cited in Michigan Radio/NPR coverage of July 11 hearing on Flint class actions
Mike Pitt was interviewed by WJRT/ABC 12/Flint in two linked segments reporting on the July 11 Ann Arbor hearing regarding Flint Water Crisis-related class action lawsuits
Michael Pitt was quoted in MLive coverage of July 11 hearing on Flint water crisis-related class actions
WNEM/CBS/Flint-Saginaw -- "Defense Attorneys Argue Class Action Lawsuits for Water Crisis are Invalid"(2:03)
Flint legal team member Bill Goodman was interviewed by television station WNEM/CBS at July 11 hearing in Ann Arbor.
Mike Pitt was cited by Detroit News in its coverage of July 11 hearing on Flint water crisis-related class action lawsuits.
Michigan Radio/NPR -- "Federal Judge to Consider Requests to Dismiss Flint Water Crisis Class Action Lawsuit"
Michael Pitt was cited by Michigan Radio/NPR in a news report on the upcoming July 11 U.S. District Court hearing on Flint Water Crisis-related class action lawsuits.
M. Pitt & R. Wagner were cited by MLive in its coverage of two complaints the firm has filed in Genesee County Circuit Court
MLive -- "Deadly State Police Cases More Likely in Black Communities, Lawsuit Claims"
The Oakland Press -- "Royal Oak Attorney Wins Champion of Justice Award"
Legal News reported Michael Pitt's selection as MAJ's Champion of Justice
Jennifer Lord was cited by Crain's Detroit Business (June 11 edition) in its coverage of the Tim Leuliette severance-pay scandal
Legal News -- "Jennifer Lord on Finding Balance When Hiring Employees"