Gordon Kangas represents a wide variety of clients in litigation and dispute resolution matters before state and federal courts and in alternative dispute resolution forums.
His diverse legal background includes federal clerkships with Hon. Ralph B. Guy, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and with Hon. Stephen J. Murphy, III of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. As a law student, he served judicial internships with Chief Justice Robert P. Young of the Michigan Supreme Court and with Hon. Robert H. Cleland of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. After law school, he was accepted into and participated in the Georgetown Center for the Constitution's seminar on Originalism.
He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
While in law school, Mr. Kangas served as Editor of the Michigan Journal of Gender and Law, as President of the Catholic Law Students Association, and as a member and Publicity Chair of the Federalist Society. He was a quarterfinalist in the Campbell Moot Court Competition and participated in the 1L Oral Advocacy Competition. He also served as a volunteer Student Attorney with the University of Michigan Law School’s Unemployment Insurance Project.
Mr. Kangas has an interest in public speaking and has served as an independent consultant to professionals on persuasive and impactful presentation skills.
- State Bar of Michigan
- Young Lawyers, Religious Liberty Law, Appellate Practice, and Litigation sections
- Federal Bar Association
- Washtenaw County Bar Association
- Ypsilanti Bar Association
- Eastern Michigan University, Lecturer, taught graduate-level course Law, Public Policy and the Arts (2015)
- University of Michigan Law School, J.D.
- Eastern Michigan University, B.S., magna cum laude