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Clarence L. Pozza Jr.





University of Michigan Law School, J.D. 1974

University of Michigan, B.A. 1971

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals

  • Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Court

  • Eastern District of Michigan

For more than three decades Clarence Pozza Jr., a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, has handled complex business, commercial and securities trials, arbitrations and mediations with distinction across the United States. 

His principal practice areas are commercial, corporate, financial, securities and insurance litigation, regulatory representations, alternative dispute resolution and preventive counseling. 

A past chairman of the firm, Clarence served as a managing director of Miller Canfield for 10 years and was head of the Litigation Group for eight years.

Clarence’s lengthy record of achievement includes complex trial and appellate work in the federal and state courts as well as arbitration before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and American Arbitration Association. He also has an extensive background in administrative and regulatory proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission, New York Stock Exchange, Michigan Insurance Bureau and Michigan Corporations and Securities Bureau as well as other state insurance and securities authorities. He is a past member of the Large Complex Case Panel of the American Arbitration Association and a certified mediator in securities and commercial cases.


Best Lawyers in America
2014 Detroit Litigation-Securities Lawyer of the Year
2013 Detroit Litigation-Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Lawyer of the Year
Bet-the-Company and Commercial Litigation 2003-2011
Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation-Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), and Litigation-Securities 2012-present

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Commercial Litigation, 2004-present

Michigan Super Lawyers, Top 100 Michigan Super Lawyers, 2007; Business Litigation, 2006-present

Benchmark Litigation, Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys, 2010-present

DBusiness Magazine, Top Lawyers, Commercial Litigation 2011

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan

The American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow

Federal Bar Association, Former Board Member, Detroit Chapter

Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association

National Association of Securities Dealers, Past Co-Chairman, Arbitrator Training Program, Michigan

American Arbitration Association, Past Member, Large Complex Case Panel; Past Member, Commercial Advisory Panel; Past Co-Chairman, Securities Arbitration Training Program

Securities Industry Association, Member

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division, Judicial Qualifications Committee, multi-year member

Civic, Cultural & Social Activities

Co-Coach, University of Michigan Law School National Competition Mock Trial Team, 2008-2013

Old Newsboys' Goodfellows Fund of Detroit, Past President and Board Member

Van Patrick Memorial Foundation, Past Board Member and Secretary, Benefiting the Henry Ford Hospital Cancer Research Center and Van Patrick Chair in Oncology

Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit, Chairman of the Board

The University of Michigan Graduate M Club for Letter Winners, Past President and Board Member

Detroit Athletic Club


Past faculty member for Institute of Continuing Legal Education, American Arbitration Association, National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (now FINRA), Midwest Securities Institute on securities and insurance law, and business litigation


"A Review of Recent Investor Issues in the Madoff, Stanford and Forte Ponzi Scheme Cases" (Co authors Robert J. Morad and Thomas R. Cox), Michigan State Journal of Business & Securities Law, Volume 10, Spring, Issue 2