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Charles Clos

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Practice Areas:

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


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. 


  • Detroit College of Law, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1990
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan
    • B.S. - 1974

Bar Admissions

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


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

Published Works

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

Representative Cases

  • Career Agents Network v, Lawrence R. White, et al., 722 F.Supp. 2nd 814 (E.D. Mich 2010), 2010, U.S. District Court, E. Dist
  • Rose v National Auction Group, 200 MichApp (2000) Lexis 2407, 2000

Professional Associations

  • 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 to 1990

Current Employment Position

  • Managing Attorney

Past Positions

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


  • English