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Stuart M. Collis

Debt collection Attorney at Ypsilanti, MI

4.4   7 reviews
  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 5 years
    New York - NY 20 years
    Michigan - MI 27 years
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2018
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Stuart

Learn Stuart’s areas of practice.

Stuart Collis is an attorney licensed in the states of Michigan, Illinois, and New York. He also is licensed to practice before the Federal Courts in the Eastern District of Michigan, Western District of Michigan, Southern District of Indiana, Tax Court, and the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. He graduated from the University of Michigan and Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he was on law review and graduated with cum laude honors.

He has been a speaker on issues of animal law at the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association’s semi-annual conference and a speaker and moderator for Michigan’s Institute of Continuing Legal Education on a variety of topics. He is has been a national speaker in collections and civil litigation, with nearly two decades of litigation experience focusing on commercial litigation as well as the litigation of disputes between parties. Mr. Collis also works in the area of family law, aiding parties through divorce and child custody matters.

Mr. Collis is a trained mediator and has extensive experience with case evaluation procedures. He has also served on a number of state and national organizations, including NARCA, WCBA, MCBA, and the Michigan Department of Agriculture’s Companion Animal Committee. Ms. Collis has been published extensively and his work has been presented at talks and seminars.

Location

Collis & Griffor, PC
1851 Washtenaw Ave.
Ypsilanti, MI, 48197

Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Derek | October 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grandparenting Time
After being turned down by the courts numerous times for over a year and a half by the courts and our pleas falling on deaf ears. My wife and I were Referred to Stuart Collis by Legal shield a membership I have from my employer. Stuart was patient, honest, attentive and up front with our case. Within 7 months we are able to visit our grandson and our family is back Together .I have no doubt it would have been even sooner ,had we not been in the middle of a pandemic. We are internally grateful for the hard work Mr. Collis did. Stuart will be our families attorney for all our legal needs and I will highly recommend Stuart Collis to all my friends and extended family
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Posted by Christina | June 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, trustworthy, and efficient
Stuart Collis and his firm have been knowledgeable, versatile, incredibly helpful, efficient, and invaluable as I’ve been dealing with my parents’ estate issues. He drafted power of attorney documents, then Ladybird deeds for their property, then real estate sales documents, and more. I trust Stuart enough that I recommend his firm to my friends! (And they are still my friends afterward)! ;-)
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Posted by Labeeb | July 30, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Child Custody Case
Mr. Stuart understood my custody situation and helped me get more time with my son. Very professional and I highly recommend him to anybody that needs representation in family court.
Posted by Jeff | May 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great confidence in Stuart
I hired Stuart Collis to handle a post-divorce motion. He gave me great confidence I was doing the right thing and I would win, without ever guaranteeing the outcome. He handled everything with extreme professionalism, and was very responsive to my email and phone calls. I was impressed with him in the court room, and his demeanor to the judge, and my ex-wife and her attorney. He gave me a calm sense of leadership, in a situation where emotions tend to run high. In short, I have no reservations about recommending Stuart to anyone considering family court issues.
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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2015
Best Attorney
Stuart Collis is a superb attorney. He made me feel confident that I was both correct in my filing, and that I would come out on top of my custody issue. He was there every step of the way and I deeply appreciated his services.
Posted by Allen | April 4, 2013
A Man of all Trades
I came to Stuart for a legal matter, which unfortunately turned into several legal matters. Thankfully he was able to help me on all of them. I would recommend him for all domestic (and criminal), divorce and also bankruptcy matters
Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The WORST EVER!
This dusche bag had been referred to me by someone else. He called me twice before the court hearing on a traffice ticket. But he didn't show up to the hearing. I lost the case. He later told the referral attorney he hadn't even talked to me! He's the absolte worst and a big liar. The attorneys working in his law firm don't even call you. Buyer beware!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Collis & Griffor, P.C.
  • 1996 - Present

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Progressive Insurance vs. F. Z.
  • Case dismissed for our client.
  • K vs. K
  • Custody gained for our client

Associations

  • National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys
  • 2014 - Present
  • Michigan Creditors Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • 1996 - Present
  • Michigan Department of Agriculture
  • Companion Animal Committee
  • 1999 - 1999
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Publications

  • Animals In Human Society: Amazing Creatures Who Share Our Planet (Ed. Moorhead)
  • Animals and the Law: Maintenance of the Status Quo
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Washtenaw Area Apartment Association's Annual Training
  • Landlords and Security Deposit Law
  • 2019
  • National Creditors Bar Association 2019 Fall Conference
  • Landlord-Tenant Collections
  • 2019
  • Washtenaw Area Apartment Association Lunch and Learn
  • Legal Evictions
  • 2018
  • Creditor’s Rights Seminar
  • Collection Practices in Michigan
  • 2001
  • Semi-Annual Conference
  • Small Practice Collections
  • 1998
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (6)
Endorse Stuart
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Collis is a great family law attorney. I had the distinct pleasure of seeing his legal expertise in action and I would not hesitate to recommend this lawyer to any client in need."
Debt collection Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stuart is the best debt collection attorney I know. I worked for him, had cases as opposing counsel, and referred clients to him for their debt collection needs. He is very good at what he does."
Family Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mr. Collis for the last 4 years. In that time we have worked on a number of matters together, including a successful appeal of a Elder Law matter. Mr. Collis is an experienced litigator that is extremely quick on his feet and is always advocating for the best interests of his clients."
Family Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Collis mentored me through law school and continues to do so as I begin my own law practice. He is highly knowledgeable of the law and legal system. He is always willing to help and share his experience and expertise."
Debt collection Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Collis zealously represents his clients. He is devoted to his clients and work. He enjoys sharing his knowledge with others, including other lawyers. Mr. Collis has the years of experience and knowledge that a lawyer should have."
Debt collection Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Stuart is knowledgable, experienced and diligent. I would not hesitate to hire him myself!"
Debt collection Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Stuart was my mentor while in law school. I was very active in many different arenas while in school to try to learn as much as possible but my time spent interning with Stuart was the most beneficial to my progression as an attorney (I eventually graduated near the very top of my class). Stuart is very knowledgeable, friendly, and result-oriented. He has also surrounded himself with a very knowledgeable and personable staff. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
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