Honors, Awards and Recognition

Richard McLellan has been recognized as among the most prominent and influential citizens in Michigan. Dawson Bell of the Detroit Free Press reported:

He’s seldom seen in the state Capitol, and less likely to be noticed. *** Take a look at someone who may well be the most influential person in Michigan you never heard of.

Awards and recognitions include:

  • 2007 Distinguished Brief Award, Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, for Brief on Appeal - Intervening Appellant Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan Supreme Court Docket No. 129822 (regarding the validity of the amendment provision of the Michigan tribal-state gaming compacts under the Separation of Powers Clause of the Michigan Constitution)
  • Named 2006 & 2007, 2009 Michigan Super Lawyer by Law & Politics
  • Small Business Advocate of the Year, Small Business Association
  • Lawyer of the Year, Lawyers Weekly
  • Robert A. Taft Award
  • University of Detroit-Mercy Law School Special Tribute
  • Named Obinwanne of Ogbuneke by H.R.H. John Ositadinma Umenyiora, the Igwe of Ogbuneke, for his serve to the Ibo People of Nigeria
  • Award from the Michigan Association of Public School Academies (MAPSA)