University Bio - Stephen Vella

Stephen Vella

Adjunct Faculty

Contact Info:
Campus: Riverfront Campus
Building: Dowling Hall
Room: N/A
Phone: (313) 961-6585


  • J.D. cum laude Michigan State University College of Law (formerly Detroit College of Law) ‘82
  • B.A. Michigan State University ‘79


Prof. Vella is currently the Senior Staff Counsel for the Grievance Commission of the State of Michigan. He manages requests for investigation of ethical grievances brought against attorneys pursuant to the Michigan Rules of Court, and all aspects of the prosecution of attorneys in disciplinary hearings and appeals before the Attorney Discipline Board and the Michigan Supreme Court. He established the office’s law student internship program from 2002 to the present, which involves the recruitment, supervision and mentoring of three law students each school semester. Prior to his work at the Commission, Mr. Vella practiced law with the firm Harvey, Kruse, Westen & Milan, P.C., where he was a Shareholder and Litigation Attorney.


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