Stuart Sandweiss is an experienced and dedicated trial lawyer. He focuses his practice on helping individuals through difficult and trying circumstances. Through hard work and dedication Mr. Sandweiss has earned respect from clients, judges and even opposing counsel who, on several occasions, have later retained him to represent themselves or assist in other legal matters. His clients appreciate his continuing offer of a free initial consultation, his thorough and easy to understand explanation of the law, and his handling of their case with the utmost professionalism.
Mr. Sandweiss has vast experience in litigating both civil and criminal cases as well as dealing with various other legal matters. In the civil arena, Mr. Sandweiss routinely litigates business disputes as well as consumer protection cases. He also does mortgage foreclosure defense and represents clients in personal injury cases, insurance claims, landlord-tenant disputes, legal malpractice cases and other civil matters including class actions, bankruptcy and tax court litigation. Mr. Sandweiss has also served as a Court-appointed Receiver to take possession of and protect real and personal property and other business assets and is available to serve in that capacity.
Mr. Sandweiss has had considerable success as a litigator, including a jury verdict for over $8 million that was subsequently affirmed on appeal.
As a criminal attorney Mr. Sandweiss has dealt with an assortment of criminal matters and has successfully represented clients charged with crimes including assault, home invasion, drugs (possession and delivery) and drunk driving (felony and misdemeanor). Mr. Sandweiss has also successfully defended "white-collar" crimes including money laundering and tax evasion.
In addition to his law practice, Mr. Sandweiss also serves as an officer and shareholder of Sandweiss & Sandweiss, P.C., a Southfield C.P.A. firm. His business experience both as a C.P.A. and as the owner/manager of a commercial maintenance company make him uniquely qualified to give practical advice on many business matters as well as understand the complexities and nuances that often accompany litigation.
A native of Southfield, Michigan, Mr. Sandweiss graduated from the University of Michigan in 1985. He did graduate work at Wayne State University and became licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in 1990. Later he attended the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctor degree, Magna Cum Laude.
Mr. Sandweiss graduated second in his law school class and received awards for many subjects including Civil Procedure, Business Organizations, Negotiations and Advanced Legal Writing. He also earned top honors in Evidence, Tax Law and Internet Law. Mr. Sandweiss was a Dean's Scholar, an associate editor of the University of Detroit-Mercy Law Review, a member of the editorial staff of the Michigan Business Law Journal (where he was published) and participated in Moot Court competitions. He also served as a legal intern for Judge Patrick Duggan of the U.S. District Court and, prior to graduating law school, was inducted into the Frank Murphy Honor Society.
Mr. Sandweiss also participated in International Law programs, receiving a Certificate in International Studies from the Tulane/Cardozo International Institute in Jerusalem, Israel and a Certificate of Achievement from the Tulane-Albany Summer Program at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada where he studied Constitutional Law with the then Chief Justice of the United States, the Honorable William H. Rehnquist.
Mr. Sandweiss is currently a member of the State Bar of Michigan and has served as a council member for the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section. He also spent three years as Secretary of the Consumer Law Section where he has served as a council member since 2010. In addition he serves on the SCAO Forms Committee – General and Misc. Work Group.
Languages spoken: English, Hebrew
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|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2000||11/03/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Hon. Frank Murphy Honor Society||University of Detroit-Mercy Law School||2000|
|CALI Book Award - Advanced Legal Writing||University of Detroit-Mercy Law School||1999|
|CALI Book Award - Business Organizations||University of Detroit-Mercy Law School||1999|
|CALI Book Award - Negotiation Seminar||University of Detroit-Mercy Law School||1999|
|Ida & Benjamin Alpert Award||University of Detroit-Mercy Law School||1999|
|Dean's Scholar||University of Detroit-Mercy Law School||1999|
|Law Review||University of Detrot-Mercy Law School||1999|
|CALI Book Award - Civil Procedure||University of Detroit-Mercy Law School||1998|
|Dean's Scholar||University of Detroit-Mercy Law School||1998|
|Attorney||Sandweiss Law Center, P.C.||2000 - Present|
|CPA||Sandweiss & Sandweiss, P.C.||1990 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Michigan||SCAO Forms Committee - General Civil Work Group||2012 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan, Consumer Law Section||Secretary||2011 - 2014|
|State Bar of Michigan, General Practice Section||Council Member||2011 - 2014|
|State Bar of Michigan, Consumer Law Section||Council Member||2010 - Present|
|Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants||Member||1990 - Present|
|University of Detroit Mercy School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|Tulane-Albany Summer Program at McGill University||(Studied Constitutional Law with Chief Justice Renquist)||Certificate of Achievement||1999|
|Tulane / Cardozo International Institute in Jersualem Israel||N/A||Certificate in International Studies||1998|
|University of Michigan, Ann Arbor||N/A||BGS||1985|