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Clark A. Andrews

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An attorney with almost 50 years of practice, Clark A. Andrews has been associated with O’Reilly Rancilio since his graduation from the University of Michigan Law School in 1974. Mr. Andrews has extensive experience in municipal law, with particular emphasis on the planning and zoning, engineering, municipal contracts, real property, telecommunication, elections, and economic development areas. He has worked as an assistant city attorney for the cities of Sterling Heights and Fraser, and as an assistant township attorney for both Shelby Township and Macomb Township. Mr. Andrews has also served as a member of the Professional and Education Committee of the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys.

Mr. Andrews represents owners and developers on various matters relating to real estate development, including reviewing and drafting purchase agreements, conditional rezoning agreements, condominium, subdivision, and planned unit development agreements, and handling planning commission and zoning board administrative hearings and appeals, and tax abatement requests.

Mr. Andrews has assisted many individuals, families, and businesses with respect to planning their estates, counseling their companies, and assisting their elderly family members. He has served as a personal representative or trustee for clients when requested. When nonprofit organizations wish to obtain 501(c)(3) tax status, Mr. Andrews can guide them successfully through the often laborious, cumbersome IRS application process.

Mr. Andrews has represented local public school districts, including Warren Consolidated Schools and Utica Community Schools districts, in a variety of legal matters, especially in real property, contracts, election law, and other non-litigation matters.

Mr. Andrews has maintained an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell for decades -- the highest competence and ethical ratings awarded attorneys by their peers. He has been honored through inclusion in the Michigan Super Lawyers list in the Government/Cities/Municipalities category. Mr. Andrews is a very active participant in several business, community and civic organizations, including the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the Rotary Club of Sterling Heights, the Utica Community Schools Foundation for Educational Excellence, and the Macomb County Bar Association.

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1974
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1975
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991


  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    J.D., 1974
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
    B.A. summa cum laude with high honors, 1971
    Multi-Disciplinary Social Science (Pre-Law)
  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan
    Post graduate courses in real property law and taxation

Published Works

  • "Creating a Win-Win Strategy for Wireless Telephone Towers: A Case Study of Sterling Heights, Michigan," Michigan Planning and Zoning News, May 1997
  • "Navigating the Internet to Save Time and Trouble in Providing Real Estate Legal Services," Macomb Bar Briefs, May 2008


  • Michigan Smoking Ban, Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys/Michigan State Bar Public Law Section

Honors and Awards

  • Award for Service to Youth, Stevenson High School S.O.S Club
  • Lil Adams Award for Contributions to Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Listed in Michigan Super Lawyers in the area of Government/Cities/Municipalities

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan
    – Public Corporation Law Section
    – Probate and Estate Planning Law Section
    – Elder and Disability Rights Section
    – Real Property Law Section
  • Macomb County Bar Association
    – Real Property Section
    – Probate and Elder Law Section
  • Macomb County Probate Bar Association
  • Michigan Association of School Boards
  • Michigan Association of Planning
  • Financial and Estate Planning Council of Macomb, 2013-present
  • Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys
  • Michigan State University Alumni Association
  • Rotary Club of Sterling Heights, 1976 - present
    President, 2000-2001
  • Sterling Heights Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    – Board Member, 1991 - present
    – President/Chairperson, 1998 and 2013
    Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation
    – Founding Board Member, 2016-present
  • Michigan State University Alumni Association
  • University of Michigan Alumni Association
  • Michigan Probate and Estate Planning Certificate Program


  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Delta Phi Epsilon