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Miller Canfield Attorney Given the 12th Trailblazer Award

June 13, 2005

Saul A. Green, a principal in the Detroit office of the law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C., was recently presented with the 12th Trailblazer Award, given by the D. Augustus Straker Bar Association to honor pioneers in the legal community. He shares this year’s honor with the late Wade H. McCree, Jr., former U.S. Solicitor General.

Green is a former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. He was appointed by President William J. Clinton, and served in that capacity from May 1994 to May 2001. Currently at Miller Canfield, he is a member of the Criminal Defense Group, and Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group, with a specialty in alternative dispute resolution, white collar crime and high profile litigation, and is a member of the Business and Finance Group, focusing on minority-owned businesses. He also currently serves as the Independent Monitor overseeing implementation of police reforms in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan Law School.

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 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.

Earlier this year, he was named One of Michigan’s Top African-American Achievers in 2005 in Corp! magazine. He is listed in the Criminal Defense Law Section of the 2005-2006 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

A resident of Detroit, Green is a life member of the NAACP, as well as an active member of Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church.

The D. Augustus Straker Bar Association was founded by a group of African American Oakland County lawyers with the mission of promoting the interest and views of attorneys representing diversity and serving the needs of the community.

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.