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Lucius A. Vassar

Director of Governmental Affairs


500 Woodward Ave
Suite 3500
Detroit, MI 48226
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Fax: 313.309.6842
Practice Areas
Government & Public AffairsPolitical LawReal Estate
Areas of Emphasis
Advocacy & Government ContractsConsolidation & RestructuringMunicipal ServicesPublic ContractingPublic/Private Partnerships
Economic Development Services
J.D., cum laude, Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan
B.A., Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, Psychology
State Bar Licenses
State Bar of Michigan
National Bar Association

Lucius A. Vassar

Director of Governmental Affairs

Lucius A. Vassar is a member of Clark Hill’s Government and Public Affairs Practice Group and specializes in Government Relations and Legislative Affairs. With 25 years of governmental relations experience, he maintains many longstanding relationships with Michigan’s most influential leaders. His strategic advice and counsel has guided his clients to successful outcomes at all levels of government.

Prior to joining Clark Hill, Lucius served in several leadership capacities in local and state government. He served as Director of the Detroit Workforce Development Department, Michigan’s largest workforce agency with an annual budget of more than $70 million. As Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Detroit, he led the process of development and implementation of policy initiatives at the local, state and federal levels. He also served as Director of Corporate and Civic Affairs where he created and maintained partnerships with corporations, civic organizations and foundations throughout Southeast Michigan. Previous public sector experience includes serving as Chief of Staff for the Senate Democratic Floor Leader, where he forged partnerships across the aisle and across the rotunda.

In the private sector, Lucius worked for many years as a multiclient lobbyist with one of Michigan’s largest firms. He has represented a wide array of international corporations, trade and professional associations before the Governor of the State of Michigan, Michigan Legislature and many municipal governments. Lucius’ knowledge of economic development helps guide his clients to successful projects from inception to completion. He knows how to align the interests of business with the needs of government.

With an ever-present desire to serve the community, Lucius has served on many boards and commissions including Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, Downtown Development Authority, Arts League of Michigan, City Connect Detroit, Detroit Police Foundation, and the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau. He regularly volunteers in local schools and serves as a mentor to young men.

Lucius earned his B.A. in Psychology from Michigan State University and his Juris Doctorate Cum Laude from Michigan State University College of Law. He is a devoted father of three amazing daughters.