Name: Anthony A. Agosta
Employer: Clark Hill PLC
City / State / Province: Detroit, Michigan
Graduation Year: 1997
What is your current position and what do you do?
I am a partner in a national law firm based out of Detroit, Michigan. I practice in our Litigation Practice Group with a focus on Commercial Litigation and Products Liability.
Have you had other jobs during your career?
I clerked for the Honorable Robert E. DeMascio in the United District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The year I spent with Judge Demascio made me realize I wanted to be a litigator.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
I enjoy meeting clients, getting to know their business, and challenges. This provides the opportunity to understand the client and what it is trying to accomplish when I'm hired.
What impact did UDM Law have on you personally and professionally?
UDM opened doors for me here in the Detroit Metro area. UDM provided me the legal skills I use in my job today. It also taught me how to perform in a group environment and work effectively with a variety of personalities.
How have relationships you formed in law school furthered your professional career?
Some of my best friends today were my classmates at UDM. I continue to try to give back to the law school, which allows me to continue to meet colleagues and develop new relationships in the legal market.
What advice do you have for prospective law students today?
Study hard, but enjoy the experience, and get involved on campus. The next three years will be difficult, but if you prepare you will be fine. You will learn that the students and alumni are passionate about the school and provide an excellent network for you to succeed.
Why would you recommend UDM Law to a prospective student?
As an attorney who hires law students, UDM students are ready to practice day one. UDM's clinics and law firm curriculum provide a unique experience that hiring attorneys and law firms are looking for in attorneys. UDM has an excellent reputation in both the bench and bar, and is a reputation we hope will continue to grow and flourish.