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Admitted to practice in Michigan
J.D., cum laude, Michigan State University College of Law
B.A., Psychology, Michigan State University
State Bar of Michigan
National Bar Association
Lucius A. Vassar is a member of Clark Hill's Government and Public Affairs Practice Group and specializes in Government Relations and Legislative Affairs. Prior to joining Clark Hill, Lucius devoted six years of service and leadership in the City of Detroit. He most recently 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 directly advised the Mayor and developed and implemented policy initiatives at the local, state and federal levels. He also served the City of Detroit as Director of Corporate and Civic Affairs with responsibility for the creation and maintenance of partnerships with corporations, civic organizations and foundations throughout Southeast Michigan. Lucius’ efforts in economic development led to the retention of a major corporation and hundreds of jobs in the City of Detroit. He has served on many boards and commissions in the City of Detroit 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.
Lucius has extensive experience in lobbying and governmental affairs, having worked for four years as a multi-client 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.
Previous public sector experience includes eight years of service in the Michigan Senate. A supportive mentor and leader, Lucius served as Chief of Staff for the Senate Democratic Floor Leader, where he forged partnerships across the aisle. He has had direct involvement in the crafting, revision and implementation of several key state policy initiatives including the Michigan Gaming Act and the Neighborhood Enterprise Zone Act. Lucius also served as staff liaison to several senate committees including the Judiciary, Finance and Local Government Committees.
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 two amazing daughters.