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Southfield, Mich.—January 24, 2022— A. Vince Colella, co-founder of personal injury and civil rights law firm Moss & Colella, has been appointed to the University of Detroit Mercy Alumni Board as the School of Law representative. Colella received his Juris Doctor from Detroit Mercy Law in 1993.

The role of the Detroit Mercy Alumni Board is to provide strategic vision, guidance and support to the Alumni Relations team as they work to provide meaningful, impactful and enjoyable engagement opportunities for all alumni interested in staying connected with their alma mater. Peggy Pattison, Director, University of Detroit Mercy Alumni Relations, welcomed Colella to the board.

“We are thrilled to welcome Vince to our alumni leadership team. His enthusiasm toward Detroit Mercy and his established leadership skills will be a wonderful asset to the board and our team as we expand our reach to alumni around the world,” Pattison said.

In addition to his personal injury law practice, Colella is a trailblazer in the new era of civil rights, directing public sector accountability to a new level for the purpose of citizens’ legal protections. In 2019, he established the A. Vince Colella Civil Rights Scholarship at Detroit Mercy Law to help support and encourage law students who demonstrate academic excellence and have a profound interest in joining the fight against social and racial injustice as attorneys.

“Establishing the scholarship rekindled my interest in the mission of the University of Detroit Mercy as a whole and I’m pleased to represent the law school on this University-wide alumni board,” Colella said.

In addition to his law degree, Colella holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Michigan State University.

About Moss & Colella
Celebrating 25 years in 2022, Moss & Colella represents the victims of personal injury, civil rights violations, discrimination, medical malpractice and wrongful death.  The firm is recognized as a leader in complex tort litigation, including excess and deadly force, jail death, sexual abuse and harassment, auto and truck accidents, motorcycle accidents and other severe injury and wrongful death claims. To learn more about the firm and its diverse areas of practice, visit