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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.

Michael Pitt Receives Champion of Justice Award

[caption id="attachment_954" align="alignleft" width="300"] (L) Thomas Rombach, 2014-15 SBM President, (C) Michael PItt and (R) Brian Einhorn, 2013-14 SBM President.[/caption] Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers Managing Partner Michael Pitt received...

Michael Pitt Featured in ICLE Monthly Mentor

In the latest "Monthly Mentor," the newsletter of ICLE, Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers Partner Michael Pitt was featured in a column entitled "What I Wish I Knew Then: Review Client Records Before Taking the Case." Pitt share that experienced...

Global Media Seeks Out Pitt During DeBoer-Rowse Trial

Michael Pitt, Partner with Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers, was a much sought after and much quoted participant in the recently concluded Detroit trial determining the fate of Michigan gays who want to marry. Pitt, who represents Oakland County...