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Michael J. B. Pitt

Associate

An associate in the Firm’s Litigation Group, Michael has experience in nearly all aspects of litigation and arbitration, including discovery, depositions, motion practice, settlement negotiation and mediation, witness preparation and evidentiary hearings and trials. His courtroom experience includes giving opening statements and closing arguments, taking direct and cross-examination, arguing motions and managing exhibits. He has appeared before state and federal courts, as well as administrative and arbitral tribunals.


Commercial Litigation & Financial Institutions
Michael’s practice covers a variety of matters across the Firm’s practice groups. For the Firm’s Litigation and Financial Institutions Groups, Michael represents clients in all types of commercial disputes, including litigation involving commercial contracts, federal and state statutory claims, breach of fiduciary duty, professional liability and class action defense.


Motor Vehicle
For the Firm’s Motor Vehicle Group, Michael advises motor vehicle manufacturers concerning dealer network matters. Michael also represents manufacturers in litigation arising out of manufacturer-dealer disputes.


Pro Bono
Michael devotes a portion of his time to providing pro bono representation. In 2017, he concluded the three-year representation of a prisoner who, as a juvenile, had received a life sentence without the possibility of parole. The matter culminated in a full re-sentencing hearing which resulted in the sentence being reduced to a term of years.

Professional Activities & Honors

  • Articles Editor, Michigan Law Review

Education

University of Michigan Law School, J.D., summa cum laude, 2014

Brandeis University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2010

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of Illinois
  • United States District Court - Northern District of Illinois
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