A. Vince Colella

A. Vince Colella

Vince Colella is a founding partner and shareholder of Moss & Colella, P.C., a Southfield, Michigan based law firm that specializes in Personal Injury Trial Law. For more than 15 years, Mr. Colella has tried and won cases in State and Federal Courts throughout Michigan, Ohio and California. His extensive trial experience and expertise includes automobile negligence, police brutality and misconduct, premises liability, sexual assault, construction and trucking accidents, insurance disputes, sexual harassment, discrimination, and wrongful death. Last year alone, Mr. Colella and his partner obtained over 10 million dollars in verdicts and settlements for their clients. Mr. Colella has also handled many high profile cases including the shooting death of a 19 year-old boy by Warren police officers, a mass 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 many others. He is known and recognized by lawyers and judges across the state as one of the most aggressive and successful trial lawyers in the field. You may find him in the Michigan Trial Reporters (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 was named amongst the top 1% of auto accident lawyers.

Personal Background and Affiliations: Mr. Colella was appointed as a member of the Executive Board for the Michigan Association For Justice (formerly known as the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association), which consists of only the most respected and elite trial lawyers. He is also a member of the Detroit, Oakland, Michigan and American Bar Associations. He is certified as a mediator and regularly sits and hears cases for the Oakland County Circuit Court Mediation Program. In addition to his academic and professional associations, Mr. Colella is also an assistant coach and active player with the Detroit Tradesmen Rugby Football Club. He has played rugby in 7 different countries throughout Europe, Canada and the West Indies. Additionally, Mr. Colella has earned a 3rd degree black belt in the martial arts and has been involved in self-defense training of police officers, including local and state police. He is an active contributor to charitable organizations such as the Orchard Children’s Services, Southfield Police Officer’s Association, Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality and Hug A Bear Foundation.

  • Areas of Practice:
    • Automobile Negligence
    • Premises Liability
    • Sexual Harassment and Discrimination
    • Police Misconduct (Excessive Force)
    • Assault and Battery
    • General Negligence
    • Insurance Claims
    • State and Federal Tort Claims
    • Contract Disputes
    • Contingent Commercial Litigation
    • Mass Tort (Class Actions)
    • Drunk Driving Defense
    • Entertainment Law
  • Litigation Percentage:
    • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
  • Bar Admissions:
    • 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
  • Education:
    • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan

    • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, U.S.
      Major:  Psychology

  • References:
    • BSI Corporate Benefits, Inc.
    • Advasure
  • Professional Associations and Memberships:
    • University of Michigan Rugby Club, 1999 – 2005
    • Club Captain/Player
    • Detroit Bar Association
    • Member
    • Oakland County Bar Association
    • Member
    • American Bar Association
    • Member
    • State Bar of Michigan
    • Member
    • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
    • Member
    • Michigan Trial Lawyers Association
    • Member
  • Past Employment Positions:
    • Provizer Phillips P.C., Associate Attorney, 1996 – 1997
    • United Talent Agency, Assistant Talent Agent, 1993 – 1996
  • Ancillary Businesses:
    • Corporate Benefits
    • Healthcare Insurance