Attorney Denise Pollicella
Legal Advisory Board Member
Experience: Managing Partner of Pollicella & Associates, PLLC
A graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and Wayne State Law, Ms. Pollicella’s 20 years of private and corporate practice have focused on Business Transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions, Labor & Employment, Regulatory & Licensing, and Corporate Law. The Managing Partner of Pollicella & Associates, PLLC, she founded Cannabis Attorneys of Michigan in 2009 to advance marihuana law in Michigan. The Firm has submitted three amicus curiae briefs in marihuana cases, and expanded to three offices in Howell, Troy and Grand Rapids. In addition to regularly writing, speaking and educating on the MMMA, Ms. Pollicella was been actively involved in crafting legislation to create a legal medical cannabis industry, now known as PA281, the Medical Marihuana Licensing Facilities Act, and continues to be at the forefront of developing cannabis industry policy and regulation, both in Lansing and at the local level throughout Michigan.
Ms. Pollicella is an inaugural member of the Michigan State Bar Marihuana Law Section, and Co-Chairs the Property & Zoning Committee. She has been a Legal Corner contributor to Culture Magazine since January 2013, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of, and as legal counsel to, the Michigan Cannabis Development Association, which she helped found and the Michigan Medical Marijuana Response Team with My Compassion.
Ms. Pollicella holds Bachelors of Arts degrees in Political Science and French, and worked in Senator Carl Levin’s Detroit offices prior to attending law school. She then served as VP, Secretary & General Counsel for Childtime Learning Centers prior to starting her own Livingston County practice in 2003.