Pitt selected VP of Public Justice

Royal Oak attorney Michael Pitt was recently selected Vice President of Public Justice. Public Justice is a Washington, D.C.-based national public interest firm of 14 lawyers which fights injustices through precedent setting and socially significant individual and class action litigation. More at PublicJustice.net.

Pitt is co-founder of Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers, one of the state’s largest firms specializing in civil rights and employment law. The firm is currently representing thousands of Michigan residents in a class action lawsuit (Mays vs. Snyder) related to the Flint Water Crisis.

“Michael has spent his entire career working on the very same issues that are the heart of our mission,” said Public Justice Executive Director Paul Bland. “His firm’s advocacy on behalf of the human-made tragedy in Flint is a perfect example of his willingness to fight for the disempowered.”

Pitt has served in board and leadership positions for numerous professional organizations including Michigan Association of Justice and Wayne State University Law School Board of Visitors/ Executive Committee. He has also served on the State Bar of Michigan’s Judicial Task Force on the Election of Michigan Supreme Court Justices.

He received the 2014 Champion of Justice award from State Bar of Michigan. In 2013, Pitt was named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly “Leaders in the Law” and Lawyer of the Year/Employment Law by Best Lawyers.
Pitt is a graduate of Michigan State University and Wayne State Law School.