Wayne State University

Edward M. Zelenak

Edward Zelenak is the City Attorney for the municipalities of Lincoln Park and Southgate Michigan.  He has served as legal counsel to numerous other communities and governmental entities, as well as represented presidential candidates and other public officials in Michigan election law matters. 

Mr. Zelanak Ed is the Honorary Consul for the Slovak Republic, a lifetime appointment he received in 2001.  He has been an advisor to the Slovak Ambassadors to Washington and the United Nations as well as to members of the Slovak parliament and others in the political  leadership in Bratislava.  In 1990 he assisted in devising strategies for the first free elections in Czechoslovakia. 

Mr. Zelanak is a member of the Board of Visitors of Wayne State University Law School and a past President of the Law School’s Alumni Association.  He is the recipient of the 2010 State Bar of Michigan Frank J. Kelley Distinguished Public Servant Award.

Mr. Zelanak received his B.A. from Monteith College of Wayne State University in 1975 and his JD from Wayne Law School in 1977.

Advocating for justice, serving the community, revitalizing Detroit and Michigan