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Savana S. Ciavatta

Savana Ciavatta focuses her practice on commercial litigation and municipal law. Her experience includes researching and preparing comprehensive legal memoranda, drafting complaints for both state and federal courts, and writing interrogatories and dispositive motions.

Ciavatta completed her undergraduate studies at Oakland University, where she majored in communications and minored in journalism. She graduated with honors, receiving the magna cum laude distinction. After college, Ciavatta initially pursued a career as a TV reporter. She eventually found her way to law school after covering an intense trial that made headlines in Michigan.

Ciavatta received her law degree from University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. She graduated in the top 10% of her class with the magna cum laude distinction. Ciavatta was the managing editor of University of Detroit Mercy Law Review and a junior member of Moot Court. She received numerous book awards for her academic accomplishments in Contracts, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Advanced Advocacy, Access to Justice, Bankruptcy, and Litigation Technology. In addition, she attended law school on an academic scholarship, receiving a full ride as a Detroit Mercy Law Fellow for all three years.

Ciavatta is a member of the Michigan Bar and the Justice Frank Murphy Honor Society. She was a semi-finalist in the Patrick A. Keenan Appellate Advocacy Competition and finished in the top five in the Patrick A. Keenan Appellate Advocacy Competition for her well-written brief.

Bar Admissions
  • Michigan Bar​ Association
Education
  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Oakland University
Experience
  • Managing editor, University of Detroit Mercy Law Review
  • Television reporter
Awards and Recognition
  • Detroit Mercy Law Fellow: highest merit scholarship award
  • Patrick A. Keenan Appellate Advocacy Competition: semi-finalist
  • Patrick A. Keenan Appellate Advocacy Competition: top five brief
Associations and Memberships
  • Michigan Bar​ Association
  • Member, Justice Frank Murphy Honor Society

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