Saura J. Sahu

While recognized among the Top 1% of the lawyers in Michigan as a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (see here), Saura's roots are in a humble neighborhood and the public schools. After finishing an elite college and legal education at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Saura served in a prestigious federal judicial clerkship with the Honorable Julian Abele Cook, Jr., worked side-by-side with nationally reknowned Los Angeles trial lawyer Barry Tarlow, and spent nearly a decade (half as a partner) in one of the nation's 200 largest business law firms, where Saura also chaired the Recruiting Committee.

In both professional and civic organizations, Saura aims to give back to the community. In legal practice, Saura aims to give you the very best in legal services.

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University of Michigan Law School, JD, 1999
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, AB with High Honors 1996


American Bar Foundation, Life Fellow (Top 1% in state), (since 2014)
SuperLawyers, Listed as Rising Star (2011-2014)
Damon J. Keith Scholar, Wolverine Bar Association
National Merit Scholar, NMSC Corp


Federal Bar Association, E.D. Mich. Chapter, President (2018-2019); Officer (since 2013) and Executive Board (since 2010)
Kalamazoo County Bar Association, Board Member (2015-2018)
Beverly Hills (Calif.) Bar Association, Co-Chair, Criminal Law Section (2004-2006)
Amer. Inns of Court, U. of Detroit Mercy Law Sch. Branch, Barrister (2012-2015)


American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section - White Collar Crime Committee (since 2010); Business Law Section – Human Trafficking Task Force (2014-2015)
Michigan Democratic Party, State Executive Board Member (since 2015)
Read and Write Kalamazoo, Board Member (2015-2018)
United States Chamber of Commerce, Labor Relations Committee (2006-2015)
ACLU of Michigan, State Board of Directors (2013-2014)
Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority, Board Member (2015-2017)
National Employment Law Council (2008, 2010, 2012)

Clancy Advisors PLC combines the same unwavering commitment to excellence and down-to-Earth approach embodied by Saura's grandfather, Robert Clancy. Although he was an ordinary steelworker and small businessman from Pittsburgh, we never met anyone more intelligent, hardworking, insightful, entrepreneurial, ethical, generous, or creative. He could fix just about anything and was constantly learning. If you needed a partner, you could find none better. If you needed a friend, you could find none more sincere. If you needed a defender, you could find none fiercer.

We look for the same ethics in all the lawyers who we staff on your engagement team. While we focus on sophisticated federal, financial and business matters, we insist upon providing plainspoken and well grounded advice -- always growing and changing to serve you better.

Clancy enhances your choice in legal staffing. In smaller matters, Clancy provides all the services. In larger matters, Clancy assembles and directs an agile, all-star team of attorneys and professionals hand-picked for your engagement. Our versatility in project management is essential. Rather than being limited by a one-stop shop, you can have key people from different organizations. Yet our responsibility for team management gives you a single point of contact, a leader to keep track of the moving parts, and more leverage since all your eggs are never in one basket. See how Clancy Advisors can help you improve your bottom line.


2723 S. State St. Ste. 150
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104



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