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Geoffrey S. Weed

Geoffrey S. Weed

also known as Geoff Weed, Geoffrey Weed

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Reason: Government Attorney

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Geoffrey Weed

About Me

 Geoffrey S. Weed is a magna cum laude graduate of Thomas M. Cooley law school. During his time at Cooley, Geoff won ten "book awards" (given to the student with the top grade in the class), the Raymond Burr Award for Excellence in Criminal Law, the Earl Dayton Award for Dedicated Service to the Grade Appeals Board, and the 2011 Auburn Hills Evidence Mock Trial Competition. He also acted as a teaching assistant, served on the Board of Editors of the Law Review, and was an associate editor of the Law Journal.


 

While attending law school, Geoff interned at the Michigan Supreme Court for former Chief Justice Maura D. Corrigan, later Director of the Michigan Department of Human Services.

 

After graduating, Geoff practiced in Grosse Pointe Woods, primarily in the areas of estate planning and probate administration/litigation. After several years, Geoff left private practice for a position as a staff attorney at the Michigan Court of Appeals, where he is currently employed.

 

Geoff has published several scholarly articles, including two articles with the Michigan Bar Journal and one with the Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice. He is also an active contributor for Michigan's Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE).

 

Geoff is admitted to practice in all courts in the State of Michigan, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has argued cases before the Sixth Circuit twice.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2012

  1. Appeals: 100%
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Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Glen Adam Kotten

    Mr. Weed is a stellar lawyer. He is courteous, disciplined and extremely knowledgeable.

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing201203/27/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certificate of Recognition for Pro Bono ServiceUnited States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan2014
Honorable Mention - 2013 Short Story ContestMichigan Bar Journal2013
Earl Dayton AwardThomas M. Cooley Law School2011
2011 Auburn Hills Evidence Mock Trial CompetitionThomas M. Cooley Law School2011
Raymond Burr Award for Excellence in Criminal LawThomas M. Cooley Law School2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Staff AttorneyMichigan Court of Appeals2015 - Present
Attorney PrincipalGeoffrey S. Weed, Attorney at Law2012 - 2014
Intern to Justice Maura CorriganMichigan Supreme Court2009 - 2009
Legal ClerkLaw Offices of Duane S. Weed2008 - 2012

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Lawyers Advisory BoardMember2014 - Present
Lakes of the North Homeowners AssociationRules & By-Laws Committee Member2014 - Present
Eastern District of Michigan Pro Bono Prisoner Rights ProgramPro Bono Attorney2013 - 2014
Macomb County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Michigan Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Institute for Continuing Legal EducationMember and Contributor2012 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Probate and Estate Planning SectionMember2012 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Young Lawyers SectionMember2012 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (Michigan)Drafting Effective Terror Clauses2014
Institute of Continuing Education (Michigan)Mentor Corner: Listening Pays2014
Michigan Bar JournalTaming the Terror: Why "In Terrorem" Clauses Might Not Really Be So Scary2014
Michigan Bar JournalProbate and Privilege: Why Fiduciary-Attorney Communications May Be Vulnerable to Discovery2014
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (Michigan)Avoiding Liability from the Fiduciary Exception to Privilege2014
Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social JusticeEnding Recidivism: How a Judicial Paradigm Shift Could Help Prevent Recidivism by Sex Offenders2014
Michigan Bar Journal OnlineThe Hands of the Clock2013
The CommentDebate Rages Regarding Michigan's "Open Carry" Firearm Policy2011
The PillarHealth Care Challenges Shine an Uncomfortable Spotlight on the Federal Judiciary2011
The CommentJustice Kagan Pens "Blistering" First Dissent2011
The PillarSharing Outlawed2011
The CommentFlorida Judge Makes Controversial Decision to “Import” Jurors for High-Profile Murder Trial2011
The CommentNew York’s Legalization of Gay Marriage Stirs Controversy2011

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2012

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Services for Older Citizens Estate Planning SeminarBasic Estate Planning Documents: What are They and What Decisions are Necessary?2014