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Southfield, Mich. — November 2, 2021 — A. Vince Colella, a personal injury and civil rights attorney and co-founder of Southfield-based Moss & Colella, P.C., has been named to the 2022 DBusiness Top Lawyers list. DBusiness magazine’s peer review survey polled thousands of certified attorneys throughout metro Detroit to honor excellence in 53 practice areas. Inclusion on the list is based solely upon one’s standing based on the number of votes received. Colella was selected as a Top Lawyer in the personal injury category.
For more than two decades, Colella has tried and won cases in state and federal courts throughout Michigan. He has deftly handled many high-profile cases, including most recently, the second-largest reported drowning case settlement in Michigan history. Other prominent cases involved: a snowboarding accident resulting in paralysis (recreational accident); a citronella fire pot explosion resulting in severe burns and scarring on a schoolteacher’s face, neck, and chest (product liability); a governmental immunity case against a shop teacher at a mid-Michigan public high school; and an apartment fire in a Southfield, Michigan complex causing the death of two women and two children (premises liability).
Colella’s trial experience includes automobile negligence, police brutality and misconduct, premises liability, trucking accidents, insurance disputes, sexual harassment, sexual assault, discrimination, and wrongful death. In recent years, Colella has gained a reputation as a noted trailblazer for his litigation efforts in government liability, recreational accidents and civil rights cases. Colella is respected by lawyers and judges as an aggressive, skillful and powerful trial lawyer, and known as a compassionate and relentless advocate by his clients.
Colella has served as a member of the Executive Board of the Michigan Association for Justice and is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, the Detroit Bar Association, and the Oakland County Bar Association. He is certified as a mediator and regularly serves as a Case Evaluator for the Oakland and Wayne County Circuit Court Case Management Offices. He also writes a monthly legal column, ‘Colella in Context,’ in the Detroit Legal News, exploring timely topics related to personal injury and civil rights law.
Colella adds the DBusiness honor to other legal awards. He was named to the Leaders in the Law class of 2019 by the trade publication Michigan Lawyers Weekly and is a 11-year recipient of the Michigan Super Lawyer designation. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Michigan State University and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, where he established in 2020 the A. Vince Colella Scholarship to support law students considering a career in civil rights.
About Moss & Colella
Established in 1997, 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 serious injury and wrongful death claims. To learn more about the firm and its diverse areas of practice, visit www.mosscolella.com.