Detroit Mercy Law Student Awarded Inaugural A. Vince Colella Civil Rights Scholarship

March 3, 2020

Media contact: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, 248.260.8466; barbara@eafocus.com

Southfield, Mich. --- March 3, 2020 --- A. Vince Colella had the honor on February 20 of meeting Detroit Mercy Law student Lina Chaker (pictured in photo)—the first recipient awarded the A. Vince Colella Civil Rights Scholarship.  Colella, who is a civil rights and personal injury attorney and co-founder of Southfield-based law firm Moss & Colella, established the annual scholarship in 2019 to help support and encourage Detroit Mercy Law students who demonstrate academic excellence and have a profound interest in joining the fight against social and racial injustice.

Mercy Law in 1993 and is a trailblazer in the new era of civil rights, directing public sector accountability to a new level for the purpose of citizens’ legal protection. Chaker will be graduating from Detroit Mercy Law this spring and heading to Canada to begin her articling, a 10-month apprenticeship required in Canada after law school in addition to the bar exam.

“It has been a sincere privilege to contribute to this exceptional young woman's legal education,” Colella said, “and I wish her future success on her legal endeavors in the civil rights arena.”

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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.

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