Thomas D. Colis was elected to serve as chairman of Detroit-based Miller Canfield’s managing directors, the firm’s five-member management administration. He will serve for one year.
Colis is a principal and deputy leader of Miller Canfield’s public finance group. He joined the firm in 1993 and has been a managing director since 2014. He serves on and has chaired the mentoring committee, and is also on the diversity, collections, and associate principal committees.
“Tom’s leadership style is people-centered and hands-on. He believes strongly in continuing to make Miller Canfield a firm that is welcoming and inclusive,” says Michael McGee, CEO of Miller Canfield. “He looks forward to continuing the firm’s work on increasing its geographic footprint and visibility in the market.”
Megan Norris stepped down from the managing directors earlier this year after serving as chair since 2013. Norris is the firm’s employment and labor group leader and was the first woman at the firm to be elected chair.
Colis is a DBusiness Magazine top lawyer in public finance. He serves on The Bond Club of Detroit board of directors and is also the chairman of the Michigan Government Finance Officers Association Professional Development Committee.
Miller Canfield has more than 220 lawyers in 16 offices in five counties.