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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.


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


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


Sole practice,, Detroit, 1961-1965, 1970-1976;professor of law, assistant dean, School Law U. Detroit, 1965-1969;acting dean, School Law U. Detroit, 1970;director urban law program, School Law U. Detroit, 1965-1969;partner, Colista, Green & Adams, Detroit, 1976-1984;partner, Colista, Adams, Dettmer & Palmer, Detroit, 1984-1990;partner, Colista, Adams & Palmer, Detroit, since 1990. Adjunct Professor law Wayne State University, U. Detroit, since 1970. Lawyer member Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission, since 1988.

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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.


  • Other Interests

    Music, reading.


Son of Feliciano Senior and Maria (Prugnoli) C. M. Katherine Louise Barnhart, October 31, 1968. Children: Gian A., Celia D., Joseph A.