Megan Bonanni is a Partner with Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers
Megan is a highly skilled, meticulous and passionate litigator who has dedicated her career to helping thousands of employees in individual and class/collective actions to obtain justice, including spearheading efforts to change illegal pay practices through nationwide class actions and helping thousands of employees to recover their unpaid wages. Megan has a stellar track record in every aspect of employment law, achieving excellent results for her clients in a variety of venues, ranging from federal and state court to private arbitration. Her extensive experience representing clients includes individual and class actions under the FLSA and discrimination cases based on age, national origin, sex, race and disability, cases alleging retaliation and sexual, racial and national origin harassment, violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act and Whistle Blowers Protection Act.
Megan is passionate about her clients. Her straightforward approach is highly effective, translating into excellent results for clients and earning her respect among colleagues.
Megan is regularly cited in newspaper, TV and radio legal coverage regarding FLSA issues, sexual harassment and age discrimination. Megan has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America, American Lawyer (2011 Top Lawyer), Crain’s Detroit and has been named to Michigan Super Lawyers (2012-2016) and its 2016 listing of the Top 25 Women Consumer Lawyers in Michigan. She was also one of 30 attorneys selected by Michigan Lawyers Weekly for its Class of 2015 Women in the Law.
Megan is a graduate of Kalamazoo College (with honors) and Wayne State University Law School. She studied at the Universite de Caen and lived in France for several years before returning to Michigan in order to attend law school. While in law school, Megan returned to Europe, winning a scholarship to perform legal research at the University of Warwick, England.
Megan currently sits on the Board of Director of several organizations including the Michigan Association of Justice (“MAJ”) and the Institute for Continuing Legal Education (“ICLE”). Her professional associations and memberships include: State Bar of Michigan, Federal Bar Association (Civil Litigation Mentoring Program), Macomb County Bar Association (Employment Committee), National Employment Lawyers Association, Michigan Employment Lawyers Association (Board member), Michigan Association for Justice (Executive Board member) and Women Lawyers Association of Michigan.
Committed to giving back to the community and the profession, Bonanni is a volunteer attorney and speaker with the Epilepsy Foundation and a mentor with the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan. Megan and her husband, Camille, a commercial film editor, are the parents of Eli and Liv. She has a passion for her family, art, travel, music, cooking and yoga.
Read More About Megan Bonanni in her interview with Michigan Lawyers' weekly editor, Doug Levy.
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- Selected to 2015 Women in the Law
- Co-counsel Megan Bonanni and Jennifer MacManus were cited in Livingston Daily
- Megan Bonanni was cited by MLive in coverage of $388K award to Jackson County art teacher Pennie Davis in whistleblower case
- Megan Bonanni was cited by Michigan Lawyers Weekly in a feature story on Davis vs. Jackson Public Schools, a whistleblower case
- Megan Bonanni was cited by MLive in its coverage of legal representation for new Nassar victims and pending deadline for filing civil suits
- Megan Bonanni was cited by the Detroit Free Press in coverage of new Nassar victims and September 10 deadline for filing civil suits
- Megan Bonanni was quoted by Bustle* in a story on the new Nassar victims and September 10 filing deadline
*Bustle is the largest online premium publisher reaching millennial women in the U.S. and Europe.
- Michigan Radio/NPR -- "One Hundred Additional Nassar Survivors Have Filed Claims"
- State News -- "More Than 100 New Nassar Survivors Come Forward, Upcoming Deadline to File Claims"
- Megan Bonanni was quoted in Detroit Free Press front page coverage of revised format for sexual assault hearings conducted by universities
- Megan Bonanni was quoted in an MLive story on the "Wave 2" Nassar survivors who are seeking a fair and equitable settlement with Michigan State University
- The Lansing State Journal reported on the settlement of a case involving a male student who was physically abused by a public school teacher. The teenaged student is represented by Megan Bonanni