Wayne State University

Edward M. Zelenak

Edward Zelenak is the city attorney for the municipalities of Lincoln Park and Southgate, Mich. He is legal counsel to the St. James Police Civic Committee in Jamaica and frequently lectures on law enforcement policy and procedures for the Jamaica Constabulary Force. He has served as legal counsel to numerous other communities and governmental entities, as well as represented presidential candidates and public officials in Michigan election law matters. 

Zelenak is 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. 

Zelenak 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.

Zelanak received his B.A. from Monteith College of Wayne State University in 1975 and his J.D. from Wayne Law in 1977.

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