Charles E. Clos

Charles E. Clos

Managing Attorney
Westland, Michigan

Charles E. Clos, ([email protected]) the principal attorney and contact for the Firm, holds an “AV” rating for legal ability and ethical standards by the preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.  Mr. Clos routinely represents both businesses and individuals in litigation proceedings, is well-versed in corporate formation, contracts, estate planning, divorce, Internet trademark disputes, misdemeanor criminal,  and has appeared before numerous administrative law agencies throughout the State of Michigan. In 2012 Mr. Clos prevailed on behalf of a client in a case involving the Teamsters, who were suing Mr. Clos' client for reimbursement of medical expenses.

Mr. Clos also holds certification in mediation and alternate dispute resolution where he has arbitrated many commercial and business disputes.  Mr. Clos is a graduate of the Detroit College of Law where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and as Editor in Chief of the Law Review. 

Mr. Clos has been practicing in the metropolitan area since 1990.  He is a member of various organizations and is admitted to practice in the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Trusts
  • Cottage Trusts
  • Wills
  • Mediation (Mediator)

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit


  • Detroit College of Law, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 1990
    • Law Review: Detroit College of Law Review, Editor-in-Chief, 1989
    • Law Review: Detroit College of Law Review, Managing Editor, Sixth Circuit Survey, 1998
    • Law Review: Detroit College of Law Review, Note and Comment Editor, 1987
  • Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan
    • B.S. - 1974
    • Honors: With High Distinction

Published Works

  • "Smith v. Department of Insurance: An Attempt at Tort Reform", Detroit College of Law Review, Issue I, 1987

Honors and Awards

  • Highest "AV" Rating for Legal Ability/General Recommendation, Expertise in Commercial Litigation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Construction Association of Michigan (CAM)
  • Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Troy Chamber of Commerce
  • Westland Chamber of Commerce
  • Wayne County Sheriff, 1973 - 1990

Past Employment Positions

  • Maddin, Hauser, Wartell, Roth & Heller, Associate Attorney, 1990 - 1994
  • Wayne County Sheriff's Department, Sheriff, 1974 - 1990


  • English