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Saul A. Green

Senior Counsel





University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1972

University of Michigan, B.A., 1969

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals

  • Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Court

  • Eastern District of Michigan

As a former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, Saul brings an unmatched level of experience and expertise to his current role representing defendants under federal criminal investigation or indictment.

He conducts internal investigations for organizations that believe they are the victims of criminal conduct by either their employees, officers or directors, or from individuals or entities outside the organization. He advises companies and governmental entities on how to obtain the various forms of disadvantaged business certifications available in Michigan and the United States.

Saul served as deputy mayor of the City of Detroit from 2008 to 2011.

Representative Matters

Drawing on his distinguished background in government and academia, Saul is widely regarded for his ability to deal with complex and acrimonious matters. In a number of civil rights disputes between parties with a history of distrust and acrimony, for example, he has skillfully guided the parties to successful resolutions and assisted them in developing a process for future healthy dialogue.


American Bar Foundation, Fellow

State Bar Foundation, Fellow

State Bar of Michigan, 1999 Champion of Justice Award

Wolverine Bar Association, 1998 Damon J. Keith Community Spirit Award; 1991 Trailblaizer Award

D. Augustus Straker Bar Association, 2005 Trailblazer Recipient

University of Michigan Alumni Association, 1994 Leonard F. Sain Alumni Award; 1989 Distinguished Service Award

Federal Bar Association, 2002 Wade Hampton McCree, Jr. Award

Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2007 Lawyer of the Year

Corp! Magazine, One of Michigan's Most Powerful African-American Leaders 2003; One of Michigan's Top African-American Achievers 2005

Best Lawyers in America, Criminal Defense 2005-2006

Michigan Super Lawyers, Criminal Defense 2006-2008, Civil Rights 2013-present

Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit, Fair Housing Advocate Award 2008

Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion, Humanitarian Award 2009

Detroit Public Safety Foundation, Integrity and Ethics Award 2013

Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Hall of Fame, 2020

State Bar of Michigan Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2021-present

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

Federal Bar Association, Executive Board 1980-1983

State Bar of Michigan, Open Justice Commission 1998-present; Task Force on Racial/Ethnic and Gender Issues in the Courts and Legal Profession, Cochairperson 1977-1998; Committee on the Expansion of Under-represented Groups in the Law, Chairman 1988-1994

Wolverine Bar Association, President 1988-1989; President-elect 1987-1988; Secretary 1986-1987; Newsletter Editor 1986-1991; Board of Directors 1985-1990

Attorney General's Advisory Committee 1999-2001; Healthcare Fraud Committee 1998-2001; Organized Crime/Violent Crime Subcommittee, 1997-1999; Chairperson, 1999-2001

Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference, Lifetime Member

Michigan Supreme Court, Attorney Grievance Commission 1990-1994

Civic, Cultural & Social Activities

Advocates and Leaders for Police and Community Trust (ALPACT), Chairperson January 1999-2001

Michigan Alliance against Hate Crimes (MIAAHC), Cochairperson 1988-2001

University of Michigan College of Literature, Science and the Arts, Visiting Committee 1990-1995

University of Michigan Law School, Visiting Committee 1992-1995

University of Michigan Alumni Association, President, 2001-2003; President-elect, 2000-2001; Vice President, 1998-1999; Member, Board of Directors 1983-1986

Commission on Safety and Abuse in American Prison-(VERA), Commissioner, 2005-present

NAACP, Life Member


"The Hidden Obstacles of Civil Collateral Consequences: Life After Conviction," SBM: Criminal Issues Initiative Program, September 27, 2007


Featured in Super Lawyers profile, "The Classic American Urban Story: Lifetime Detroiter Saul  Green fights every day for his city and his people," September 2016

"Staying Put: Presenting a Successful Defense to an International Extradition Request," (Co-author), Michigan International Law, Fall 2003

"Embezzlement: How to prevent it. What to do when it happens," Detroiter, December 2003 (reprinted from Fall 2003 Hot Points)

"Minority Joint Ventures with Foreign Auto Suppliers," Michigan International Lawyer, Volume XIV, No. 3, Fall 2002

"Uniting Against Hate--Michigan's Aggressive Effort to End Hate Crimes through Community Partnerships," (Co-author), Michigan Bar Journal, January 2001

"Unfinished Business: Racial, Ethnic and Gender Issues Still Confront Bench and Bar," (Co-author), Michigan Bar Journal, September 1997


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