Vince Colella never shied away from the toughest battles. A black belt in martial arts and internationally competitive rugby playing were just two of his avocations into adulthood. It made perfect sense that he would pursue a career as s trial lawyer representing the injured against insurance companies and victims of corporate discrimination and harassment and police brutality. The bigger they are, the harder they fall, Colella always thought. It also made perfect sense that Colella would associate himself with Rockind Law as of counsel to the a Rockind Law Firm.
Following law school, Colella (or Vince), began his career at an international talent agency in Los Angeles, California. As an assistant to one of Hollywood’s most powerful talent agents, Vince quickly learned the art of negotiating complex feature film deals for some of today’s most recognized actors. However, Vince’s true calling was in helping the less fortunate. In 1997, Vince founded the law firm of Moss & Colella, P.C., a personal injury trial firm with a focus on catastrophic tort claims including, wrongful death, automobile negligence, excess force, employment discrimination, and civil right violations. During his 18 years of private practice, he has obtained a number of high profile verdicts and settlements for his clients, including a 2013 $1,000,000 product liability settlement against a now defunct citronella fire pot manufacturer.
During his career, Vince has received a number of peer reviewed honors, including, Super Lawyers, D Business Top Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers (Top 100) and most recently, the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (Top 1 Percent). He is a member of the American Association for Justice, Oakland County and Detroit Bar Associations and has served on the Executive Board for the Michigan Association for Justice. He is a certified case evaluator regularly appointed by the Oakland County Circuit Court and has donated time to the University of Detroit School of Law’s Moot Court Competition as a trial advocacy mentor.