Attorney and Adjunct Professor
University of Michigan Law School
Eli Savit is an attorney and an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan Law School. His areas of expertise include appellate and Supreme Court litigation; civil rights; education law; environmental law; and state and municipal impact litigation.
Since 2016, Savit has served as senior advisor and counsel to Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. As senior advisor, Savit maintains a policy portfolio encompassing consumer protection, education, environmental justice, and public safety. As counsel, Savit advises the mayor on legal issues concerning the City and the mayor's administration. Working with the city's Law Department, Savit also spearheads special litigation projects on behalf of the City of Detroit.
Prior to his appointment by Mayor Duggan, Savit served as a law clerk on the United States Supreme Court for Justices Sandra Day O'Connor (ret.) and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He also clerked for the Hon. David S. Tatel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for the Hon. Carlos T. Bea on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In addition, Savit previously practiced with two major national law firms, focusing on appellate and Supreme Court litigation.
Savit is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School (2010), and Kalamazoo College (2005). His views on this site are his own, and do not reflect the positions of the City of Detroit or its Mayor.