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Ralph Colasuonno

Senior Counsel | Email

  • Macomb County

    t. +1.248.784.5033

    f. +1.248.603.9633


Ralph Colasuonno is a litigator with 20 years of experience representing businesses and individuals involved in complex commercial and business disputes. Ralph has conducted both bench and jury trials as lead counsel and understands first-hand what it takes to get a matter across the finish line. Cases concerning shareholder actions, automotive supplier disputes, non-compete and trade secret issues, creditor’s rights, Receiverships and real estate disputes form a considerable portion of his practice. Ralph also has significant experience litigating real property tax matters before the Michigan Tax Tribunal and Michigan Court of Appeals. Originally from Ontario, Canada, Ralph earned his law degree from the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University. Whether representing an individual, a local business, or a national company, his philosophy is simple, “ I strive to completely understand each of my client’s individual interests. To me, success is defined by efficiently advancing my client’s goals so that their business can benefit.”


  • Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University J.D. 1997 cum laude
  • University of Western Ontario B.A. 1994 with honors


  • 1997, Michigan


  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan in 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan in 1999

Bar Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan
    Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • Oakland County Bar Association


  • Business litigation with first chair trial experience
  • Routinely represents lenders, servicers and other financial institutions with respect to multimillion-dollar troubled real-estate assets
  • Successfully represents automotive suppliers with respect to litigation matters, bankruptcy preference and fraudulent transfer actions
  • Litigates real property tax appeals at the Michigan Tax Tribunal
  • Mediates and facilitates general civil disputes in Michigan
  • Obtained a no cause of action in favor of an employee against his former employer who was suing the employee for over $600,000 in alleged damages for breach of a non-compete
  • Obtained a judgment, following trial, for an employer against his employee who embezzled thousands of dollars from the business over the course of several years
  • Defended a local municipality in a suit by a taxpayer who was attempting to fraudulently gain tax exemption status by improperly characterizing his property as a cemetery
  • Successfully represented municipalities against personal property tax appeals filed by major commercial and industrial businesses, including OEMs

Honors & Awards

  • Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University Law Review, Managing Editor 
  • American Jurisprudence Achievement Award


Community Affiliations

  • Sterling Heights High Noon Kiwanis Club
    Past President

Speaking Engagements

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