Daily Briefs

Royal-Oak attorney appointed to Macomb County Bar Association Board of Directors

Joseph A. Golden, of Royal Oak law firm Pitt McGehee Palmer Rivers & Golden, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Macomb County Bar Association (MCBA). The announcement was made by Dana Warnez, president of the MCBA.
Golden, who has practiced law for 45 years, also serves as the chair of MCBA’s Masters Section and is a member of its Labor and Employment Law Committee.
Golden has lectured extensively throughout the U.S. on a variety of employment rights issues, most notably wrongful discharge, and testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Labor and Education committee on the proposed Civil Rights Bill in 1991. He is a founding member of the National Employment Lawyers Association and served this body as its president from 1991 to 1993. In addition, he has served on the governing Council of the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment Law and is currently on the Executive Board of the Michigan Employment Lawyers Association, an organization Golden founded in 1992.
In 1996, he was inducted as a fellow to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He is also a member of the American and Michigan Associations of Justice. In 2012, he was inducted as a fellow to the State Bar of Michigan Foundation.
In January 2013, Golden received the Distinguished Service Award from the State Bar of Michigan’s Section of Labor and Employment Law.
Golden holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Wayne State University and a J.D. from University of Detroit..

UDM Mercy Law Voice for Justice Auction

The Voice for Justice Committee is sponsoring the University of Detroit Mercy Law Voice for Justice Auction on Saturday, April 13, from 6:30-11p.m. at the Detroit Golf Club at 17911 Hamilton in Detroit. The 11th annual auction supports the UDM Law Public Interest Fellowship Program. For more information, go to www.law.udmercy.edu.


An introduction to an article in Thursday’s paper referred to Wayne State Law School Prof. John Mogk’s involvement in advising the City of Detroit. Although Prof. Mogk has been an adviser to the city on urban development initiatives including the Empowerment Zone program, rebuilding Gratiot Central Market, Tiger Stadium Project, housing code enforcement and urban agriculture, he was not an adviser to the city on the Detroit Works Project.