A. Vince Colella is a founding partner of Moss & Colella, P.C., a Southfield, Michigan based law firm that specializes in Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Rights. For more than two decades, Vince has tried and won cases in State and Federal Courts throughout Michigan. His extensive trial experience and expertise includes automobile negligence, civil rights, police brutality and misconduct, premises liability, sexual assault, construction and trucking accidents, insurance disputes, sexual harassment, discrimination in all its forms, and wrongful death. Vince and his law firm co-founder David Moss have obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for their clients.
Vince Colella has also handled many high-profile cases, including the shooting death of a 19- year-old by Warren police officers, a large apartment fire in a Southfield complex causing the death of two women and their children, an assault and battery case against one of the most successful reality television producers in Hollywood, California, and most recently the fatal shooting of a 31-year-old woman by a City of Dearborn Police Officer. He is known and recognized by lawyers and judges across the state as an aggressive, skillful and powerful trial lawyer. You may find him in the Michigan Trial Reporter (the leading publication for compiling verdict and settlement data in Michigan). You may also find him online in a number of press releases and stories by local newspapers and magazines. Vince has been recognized as an expert in personal injury and civil rights law by multiple peer review organizations, including Super Lawyers (2011-2017), DBusiness (Top Lawyers) and The National Trial Lawyers (Top 100).
Personal Background and Affiliations: Vince Colella has served as a member of the Executive Board for the Michigan Association for Justice (formerly known as the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association), which consists of the most respected and elite trial lawyers. State Bar of Michigan, Detroit Bar Association and Oakland County Bar Association. He is certified as a mediator and regularly hears cases for the Oakland County Circuit Court Mediation Program. In addition to his academic and professional associations, Vince played 23 years of rugby and is currently associated with the Detroit Tradesmen Rugby Football Club. He has played rugby in seven different countries throughout Europe, Canada and the West Indies. Additionally, he earned a 3rd degree black belt in the martial arts and has spent time teaching defensive tactics to women, children and police officers. His cases are frequently featured in Michigan Lawyers Weekly and other media outlets. Vince is a supporter of charitable organizations such as Orchard Children’s Services, Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality, and Hug A Bear Foundation.
Michigan, 1994 U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan, J.D.
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, U.S., B.A. Major: Psychology
Professional Associations and Memberships
University of Michigan Rugby Club, 1999 – 2005 Club Captain/Player;
Detroit Bar Association;Oakland County Bar Association;American Bar Association;, State Bar of Michigan; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America;Michigan Trial Lawyers Association
Past Employment Positions:
Provizer Phillips P.C., Associate Attorney, 1996 – 1997
United Talent Agency, Assistant Talent Agent, 1993 – 1996
5th Down, LLC and BSI Corporate Benefits.