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Feliciano Philip Colista

Feliciano Philip Colista, American lawyer. Bar: Michigan, United States District Court (eastern district, western district) Michigan, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit). Recipient Rights award American Civil Liberties Union, 1968, Detroit Civil Disorders, 1967; named Distinguished Alumni award Wayne State University Law School, 1985.

Background

  • Colista, Feliciano Philip was born on October 14, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Feliciano Senior and Maria (Prugnoli) Colista.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Wayne State University, 1957. Juris Doctor, Wayne State University, 1960.

    Career

    • Sole practice,, Detroit, 1961-1965, 1970-1976. Professor law, assistant dean School Law University Detroit, 1965-1969, acting dean, 1970, director urban law program, 1965-1969. Partner Colista, Green & Adams, Detroit, 1976-1984, Colista, Adams, Dettmer & Palmer, Detroit, 1984-1990, Colista, Adams & Palmer, Detroit, from 1990.

      Adjunct professor law Wayne State University, University Detroit, since 1970. Lawyer member Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission, since 1988. Speaker in field.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Michigan, United States District Court (eastern district, western district) Michigan, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit).

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Referee Civil Rights Commission, Detroit, since 1971. Member Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission, since 1988, chair, since 1993. Member American Bar Association, State Bar Michigan (task force on professionalism since 1989), Detroit Bar Association (board directors since 1986), American Judicature Society, Association Trial Lawyers American.

    Personality

    Interests

    Music, reading.

    Connections

    • Married Katherine Louise Barnhart, October 31, 1968. Children: Gian A., Celia D., Joseph A.
    • father: Feliciano Senior Colista
    • mother: Maria (Prugnoli) Colista
    • spouse: Katherine Louise Barnhart
    • children: Gian A. Colista
    • Celia D. Colista
    • Joseph A. Colista
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    Born October 14, 1933
    Died July 8, 2004
    (aged 70)
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