Miller Canfield Attorney Named One of Michigan's Top African-American Achievers
Saul A. Green, a principal in the Detroit office of the law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C., was recently named by Corp! magazine one of Michigan’s Top African-American Achievers.
Green is a member of Miller Canfield's Criminal Defense Group, and Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group, with a specialty in alternative dispute resolution, white collar crime and high profile litigation. He is also a member of the Business and Finance Group focusing on minority-owned businesses.
He was appointed United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan by former President William J. Clinton, and served in that capacity from May 1994 to May 2001. During his many years of public service, he has held the positions of Wayne County Corporation Counsel; Chief Counsel, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, Detroit Field Office; and Assistant United States Attorney. He currently serves as the Independent Monitor overseeing implementation of police reforms in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan Law School.
He received his law degree in 1972 from the University of Michigan Law School and a B.A. in pre-legal studies in 1969, also from the University of Michigan. He is an active volunteer on behalf of the university, formerly serving as president of the Alumni Association, and has served on its board of directors, as well as numerous committees. He is the 1989 recipient of the Alumni Association's Distinguished Service Award, and the 1994 Leonard F. Sain Esteemed Alumni Award. He is a past president of the Wolverine Bar Association and received its Trailblazer Award in 1991. He chaired the State Bar Committee on the Expansion of Under-represented Groups in the Law for a number of years and is a fellow of the State Bar Foundation and the American Bar Association Foundation.
In 1990 he was appointed by the Michigan Supreme Court to the Attorney Grievance Commission; in 1998, he was the recipient of the Damon J. Keith Community Spirit Award; in 1999, he was awarded the State Bar Champion of Justice Award; in 2002 he received the Wade Hampton McCree, Jr. Award, given in recognition for "courage, humanity, achievement, and leadership;" and he was named one of Michigan's Most Powerful African-American Leaders by Corp! magazine in 2003. He is also listed in the Criminal Defense Law Section of the 2005-2006 edition of
A life member of the NAACP, he also is an active member of Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church.
He resides in Detroit.
The 340-attorney law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. was established in Detroit in 1852 and has offices in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Howell, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Monroe, and Troy, Michigan. Other offices are located in New York City, Pensacola, Florida, Washington, D.C., Windsor, Ontario, and in Gdynia, Katowice, and Warsaw, Poland.