Stuart Sandweiss is an experienced, aggressive 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 civil, criminal and bankruptcy cases as well as dealing with various other legal matters.
As a criminal attorney Mr. Sandweiss successfully handled numerous criminal matters including charges of DUI/drunk driving (felony and misdemeanor), drugs (possession and delivery), assault, home invasion, etc. Mr. Sandweiss also successfully defended "white-collar" crimes including money laundering and tax evasion.
In the civil arena, Mr. Sandweiss has aided many individuals and businesses navigate the murky waters of bankruptcy and has helped numerous homeowners save their homes from foreclosure. He routinely litigates business disputes as well as consumer protection cases. He also has experience litigating insurance claims, landlord-tenant disputes, legal malpractice cases and other civil matters including class actions 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.
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 both bankruptcy and 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, the American Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. He is a past Chairperson of the Consumer Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and, for many years served as a council member for the SBAM Consumer Law and General Practice / Solo and Small Firm sections. In addition he serves on the SCAO Forms Committee – General and Misc. Work Group. In his spare time he teaches American Government and American History at a local parochial school and is an avid boater and photographer.
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2000||05/11/2022|
|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|
|Ida & Benjamin Alpert Award||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|
|Law Review||University of Detrot-Mercy Law School||1999|
|Dean's Scholar||University of Detroit-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||Metro Detroit Litigation Group||2018 - Present|
|Attorney||Metro Detroit Bankruptcy Law Group||2018 - Present|
|President||Legal Solutions Group, P.C.||2018 - Present|
|CPA||Sandweiss & Sandweiss, P.C.||1990 - Present|
|Attorney||Sandweiss Law Center, P.C.||2000 - 2017|
|Judicial Extern||US District Court, E.D. Michigan - Hon. Patrick Duggan||1999 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Member||2020 - Present|
|American Bankruptcy Institute||Member||2017 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan||Member||2000 - Present|
|Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants||Member||1990 - Present|
|American Institute of Certified Public Accountants||Member||1990 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan, Consumer Law Section||Chairperson||2017 - 2018|
|State Bar of Michigan, SCAO Forms Committee - General Civil Work Group||Committee Member||2012 - 2018|
|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 - 2019|
|Consumer Alert: Don't Become A Victim To IRS Scammers||2018|
|James Publishing publication||Business Litigation Forms||2016|
|Michigan Business Law Journal||Case Digest - Sands Appliance Services v. Wilson, 231 Mich.App. 405||1998|
|University of Detroit Mercy School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|Tulane-Albany Summer Program at McGill University||Certificate of Achievement||1999|
|Tulane / Cardozo International Institute in Jersualem Israel||Certificate in International Studies||1998|
|University of Michigan / Wayne State University||C.P.A. - Certified Public Accountant||1990|
|University of Michigan, Ann Arbor||BGS||1985|
|John Zia Oram Radio Show||Ask the Lawyer||2020|
|John Zia Oram Radio Show||Ask the Lawyer||2019|
|John Zia Oram Radio Show||Ask the Lawyer||2018|
|John Zia Oram Radio Show||Ask the Lawyer||2017|
|John Oram Zia Radio Show||Ask the Lawyer||2017|
|In Re: Piccinini, Mattingly v. Piccinini||Jury trial denied|
|In Re: Robertson||$124,000 claim by IRS - settled for $4,500|
|Summit Polymers v. Atek Thermoforming||Judgment for $9,377.408.54 in favor of our client.|
|Bell v. Sims||Judgment for my client|
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