Clifford T. Flood has joined the State Bar of Michigan as deputy general counsel. His responsibilities in the General Counsels' Office will include drafting and reviewing contracts and policies and providing counsel and research services.
Mr. Flood has substantial experience representing corporations, institutions of higher learning, municipalities, and governmental authorities in state and federal courts on a variety of issues, including contract, employment, personnel, and vendor matters. He has specialized knowledge in issues involving eminent domain, a topic on which he has presented many seminars and on which he also coauthored a chapter in Local Government Law and Practice in Michigan, published jointly by the Michigan Municipal League and the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys.
Before joining the State Bar, Flood was a partner with the law firm of Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone, where he spent 16 years. He was also previously a Michigan Supreme Court Commissioner and clerked both at the Michigan Court of Appeals and for the Honorable Robert M. Ransom at the Genesee Circuit Court.
Clifford Flood received his undergraduate degree from Albion College in 1980 and his Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School in 1984. He and his family reside in DeWitt.