Reuben A. Munday

phone: 313-961-2550
fax: 313-961-1270

Reuben A. Munday is Chairman Emeritus of the law firm of Lewis & Munday, P.C. in Detroit, Michigan, where he has practiced law since 1977. From 1994 to 2003, Reuben served as President and CEO of the Firm. His primary areas of practice include commercial leases, mortgage financing, commercial and industrial real estate development, construction law and municipal corporations. Born in Orange, New Jersey, Reuben was raised in Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, where his parents taught at Tuskegee Institute, now Tuskegee University. He is a graduate of Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School in Kingston, Pennsylvania where he received the Ruggles Award as the outstanding graduating senior. Reuben is married to Dr. Cheryl Casselberry Munday, who is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Detroit Mercy. Reuben and Cheryl have one son, Reuben Ahmed Munday, and one grandson, Reuben Akil Munday.

  • AREAS OF PRACTICEReal Estate Development and Construction Law, Real Estate Acquisition, Mortgage Financing, Commercial and Residential Leases, Construction Documentation, Zoning Appeals, Condemnation Actions, and Titl
  • EDUCATIONJD, University of Michigan Law School; MPS, Cornell University; BA, Cornell University, Dean’s List Honors


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan


  • Council of the Real Property Section, State Bar of Michigan
  • Lecturer, Real Property Section, State Bar of Michigan
  • Lecturer, Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Member of Class XIX, Leadership Detroit


  • Chairman, The Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Board of Directors, The McGregor Fund
  • Board of Directors, Detroit Institute of Arts
  • Board of Directors, Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation
  • Board of Directors, Wolverine Assemblies, LLC
  • Board of Directors, Greening of Detroit
  • Board of Directors, Mosaic Youth Theatre
  • Board of Directors, Cornell University Council
  • Former Chairman of the Board, Leadership Detroit
  • Former Chairman of the Board, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit
  • Former Chairman of the Board, The Greening of Detroit
  • Former Board Member, City Year Detroit


  • Trailblazer Award, D. Augustus Straker Bar Association, 2012
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, Real Estate and Construction Law, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Top Lawyer, dBusiness Magazine, Real Estate and Construction Law, 2010
  • Detroit’s Man of Excellence, The Michigan Chronicle, 2009
  • Aleph Semach, Cornell University
  • Quill and Dagger, Cornell University