Meet Our Team


Jennifer Lord

Jennifer L. Lord is a Partner with Pitt McGehee Palmers & Rivers.

Jennifer joined the firm in January of 2015. She devotes her career to vindicating the rights of employees. Her practice specializes in race, sex, gender, disability, age, whistleblower, breach of contract, class actions and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) claims. She also has extensive experience in severance negotiations, including C-level negotiations. Jennifer has fully litigated claims in federal court, state court and arbitration. She has successfully argued before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Michael Pitt

Michael Pitt is a Founding Member of Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers.

Michael has handled complex employment litigation including nationwide class actions, group actions and multiple party cases on behalf of employees from the lowest to highest levels of many of the largest companies in the United States. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University in 1971 and his Juris Doctor from Wayne State Law School in 1974. Since 1980, Michael has specialized in employment law and civil rights litigation on behalf of employees. He also serves as a court-appointed mediator of employment disputes and has been frequently selected as an arbitrator.

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Kevin Carlson

Kevin received his license to practice law in 2004 and joined Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers, P.C. as an attorney in September 2006.

Following law school and prior to joining the Firm, he served as a law clerk to United States District Judge Arthur J. Tarnow in the Eastern District of Michigan.

Kevin received his undergraduate degrees from the University of Michigan and graduated cum laude from Wayne State University Law School in 2004. Graduating in the top ten percent of his class, Kevin was elected to the prestigious Order of the Coif.

During law school, he participated in the Civil Rights Litigation Clinic representing Michigan prison inmates in civil rights actions brought in federal court. He also interned at the State Appellate Defender Office in Detroit and worked as a teaching assistant in trial advocacy.

Kevin regularly participates as a judge for the Wayne State University Moot Court program, legal writing program, and student trial legal advocacy program.