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– Lewis & Munday announced Monday that
Leroy C. Richie, former General Counsel of Chrysler Motors Corporation, and
Samuel E. McCargo, former Vice President Plan Administration and Associate
General Counsel of The Wellness Plan, have joined the firm.
Richie will serve in an Of Counsel role to the firm similar to the late
Otis M. Smith, former Vice President and General Counsel at General Motors
Corporation, who served with Lewis & Munday until his death in 1994. McCargo
will concentrate his practice in the areas of litigation, labor and
employment, administrative and health care law.
“We are extremely fortunate to have two such skilled and highly respected
members of the legal profession joining our firm,” said firm CEO David Baker
Lewis. “Both men have well-earned reputations for their legal skill and
integrity and they represent a major addition to Lewis & Munday.”
Richie, a native of Buffalo, New York, is former Vice President and
General Counsel of Chrysler Motors Corporation and also former General Counsel
of the United States Golf Association (USGA). He is a member of the board of
directors of the USGA and serves on numerous other boards and community
Prior to joining Chrysler in 1983, he served as director of the New York
office of the Federal Trade Commission. Richie was valedictorian of his class
at City College of New York and earned his law degree from New York
McCargo will concentrate his practice in the areas of litigation, labor
and employment, administrative and health care law.
McCargo was a principal in the firm of Kirk & McCargo from 1983 until he
joined The Wellness Plan in 1995 as Vice President and Associate General
Counsel. In 2000, he became Vice President of Business Development and
Marketing at The Wellness Plan. McCargo has concentrated his law practice in
defense litigation, labor and employment. McCargo is a member of and
arbitrator on several dispute resolution panels of the American Arbitration
A native of Highland Park, Michigan, McCargo is a graduate of The
University of Michigan where he earned his B.A. in Political Science and his
J.D. from The University of Michigan Law School. He is a member of the
Executive Board of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) where he
has published numerous articles in his practice areas. McCargo serves on
numerous boards and community organizations.
Lewis & Munday, founded in 1972, is one of the largest integrated law
firms in the United States founded by African-American attorneys.
Lewis & Munday represents private and public clients around the country in
a broad range of legal disciplines, with attorneys and an extensive support
staff based in Detroit, Washington, D.C. and Seattle, Washington. The firm is
organized into five major practice groups: General Litigation, Employment
Litigation, Real Estate, Corporate Law, and Public Law.
The firm has the professional depth and the technical support necessary to
provide the highest caliber of legal services in the areas of corporate law,
public law, municipal finance, real estate, environmental law, commercial
litigation, premises liability, products liability, eminent domain, insurance
defense, non-employment civil rights, construction, employment litigation, and
traditional labor law.