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Stuart R. Shafer

Divorce and separation Attorney at Lansing, MI

5.0   1 review

also known as 517.487.6603

Virtual consultation available
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  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 48 years
    Texas - TX 49 years
  • Licensed for 48 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1975
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 49 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1975
    Not Eligible to Practice - Administrative Suspension No misconduct found

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About Stuart

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Divorce, separation, custody, child support, alimony, property distribution, prenuptial agreements, partnership agreements / separation, domestic violence, personal protection orders, aggressive litigation, effective mediation.

    50 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    Drunk driving. Defense of all federal and state crimes, including homicide, murder, drugs, embezzlement, and white collar. Former Prosecutor.

    50 years

Over 47 years of Aggresive Litigation / Effective Mediation 1995 - Stuart R. Shafer, P.C., Lansing, MI. President. Divorce and Family Litigation and Mediation. Drunk Driving. Federal and State Criminal Defense, Commercial and Corporate Litigation. 1987 - 1995 Reid and Reid Law Firm, Lansing, MI. Partner. Divorce and Family Litigation and Mediation. Drunk Driving. Federal and State Criminal Defense, Commercial and Corporate Litigation. 1975 - 1987 Ingham County Prosecutor's Office, Lansing, MI. Chief Attorney, Priority Prosecution Unit (PPU). Investigate and prosecute murder, drug, white collar, fraud, political corruption, habitual offender, and other priority cases. Supervision and training of attorneys in screening, investigation, pre-trial, trial, and disposition of criminal cases. Ratings: AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Strathmore Who’s Who. Super Lawyers. President American Inns of Court - Thomas M. Colley Chapter.


Platinum Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

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Stuart R Shafer PC
The Grand Center
1223 Turner Street Suite 333
Lansing, MI, 48906


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Posted by Paul | July 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer In the Area
First off, I would like to make it known that I shopped around before deciding on Stu (When I say shopped around, I mean shopping around for two weeks and spend $300 on first consultations). When I stumbled upon Stu, I was completely lost among a sea of lawyers in a challenging time in my life, but Stu mitigated the stress as he rose amongst the rest. I know that he doesn’t have the strongest internet presence amongst some other lawyers within the area, but at the end of the day I was not hiring an online SEO marketer, I was hiring a lawyer. With this, Stu was always kind, fair, intelligent, and straight to the point. Unlike encounters I had prior with other firms, his kindness seemed sincere and less like a sales tactic. Now let’s gets to the meat and potatoes… You might be wondering about the quality of his work since all lawyer reviews seem to focus solely on words like kind and professional. With this, I have to say that Stu delivered better than expected. I knew he was going to be right after researching his long line of experience and education; however, I wasn’t expecting him to outclass my ex-wife’s lawyer time and time again. He was responsive while being able to work at incredible speeds. Also, he would include me in absolutely everything, while providing sound direction and elaborating, as well as organizing my thoughts to make them 100-fold more effective than they would have been otherwise. Aside from this, I live in Massachusetts while being a resident from another state since I am Active Duty Military. My situation was unique and took a knowledgeable lawyer to work. Stu did amazing! I can’t recommend this man enough! Thank you, Stu, I will forever be grateful for all you have done for myself, as well as for my daughter/family.
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  • St Mary's University of San Antonio School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1974
  • Michigan State University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1971
  • Temple University College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1970


  • Ingham County Bar Association
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  • American Bar Association
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  • State Bar of Michigan
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  • American Inns of Court
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Attorney endorsements

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Unknown Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Stu is a fantastic lawyer - very knowledgeable and well-respected."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Simply put, Stuart Shafer is a great attorney. He advocates brilliantly, creatively, and ethically for his clients. He is well-respected by attorneys and judges in the Courts in which he practices. It's no wonder Stu has repeatedly been named a "Super Lawyer" in Michigan. He is also an honest, trustworthy, and truly decent human being. I wholeheartedly endorse this attorney. I have referred clients to him in the past and will continue to do so."
Child custody Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Stu Shafer is a tough, knowledgeable, experienced attorney who works overtime to protect hic clients rights. I strongly endorse him for any difficult matter involving child custody."
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation

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Lansing Divorce and separation Lawyer Stuart R. Shafer
Stuart R. Shafer
Divorce and separation Attorney
Lansing, MI
Licensed for 49 years
Virtual consultation available