News

WWJ Tabs McGehee to Speak About Juvenile Lifer Decision

The Michigan Supreme Court will make a decision on whether to give Juveniles already sentenced as a lifer a second chance at life. Michigan has roughly 360 inmates in prison for life who were convicted of first degree murder when they were just teenagers. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette argues that those teenagers were given a fair trial, as well as a fair sentence. But Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers Partner Cary McGehee spoke with WWJ's Charlie Langton, and said she agrees with a Supreme Court ruling in 2012 that mandatory no-parole punishments are cruel and unusual for juveniles. "It's cruel and unusual punishment for somebody who's being sentenced," McGehee said. "But somebody who's been in prison for 20 years, who didn't have the benefit of a judge taking into consideration the mitigating circumstances. That's not cruel and unusual punishment?" You can read the entire online summary of the WWJ interview here.

Carlson Quoted in Crain's Right to Work Update

Pitt McGehee Palmer Rivers & Golden attorney Kevin Carlson was queried by Crain's Detroit Business reporter Chad Halcom recently regarding his views on the state of Michigan's pending Right to Work legislation which goes into effect...

Michael Pitt Named Lawyer of the Year

Pitt McGehee Palmer Rivers & Golden founding member Michael Pitt has been named Best Lawyers' 2013 Detroit Employment Law - Individuals "Lawyer of the Year." Mr. Pitt was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 19th edition of Best Lawyers...