Stuart Sandweiss

“The Attorney’s Attorney”

One of my most satisfying moments came early in my career. Six months after vigorously advocating, and ultimately successfully settling, a highly contested case, my opposing counsel called me to tell that he wanted me to represent him in a lawsuit. I told him you’re an attorney, you have several children that are attorneys – why do you want me? He replied, “I saw what you did in the case that we had together and I want you on my side.” — Stuart Sandweiss

Stuart Sandweiss, C.P.A., Esq., President of Metro Detroit Bankruptcy Law Group and the Legal Solutions Group is passionate about the people he represents and the cases that he accepts. For over two decades, Mr. Sandweiss has zealously represented people in a wide variety of both federal and state court litigation cases – criminal, civil, tax and probate, as well a representing consumers in a large number of bankruptcy cases and bankruptcy adversary proceedings. While some attorneys specialize in a particular practice area – Stuart Sandweiss concentrates on enforcing and/or defending his clients’ legal rights – in both bankruptcy and state court proceedings.

Over the years both judges and opposing attorneys have praised Mr. Sandweiss for his vigorous and unrelenting advocacy. Recently an opposing attorney complimented him and commented — “he goes for the jugular and does not stop squeezing until there is no blood left.”

“He goes for the jugular and does not stop squeezing until there is no blood left.” — Opposing attorney

Just six weeks after receiving his license to practice law, a seasoned attorney retained Mr. Sandweiss as trial counsel for a week-long jury trial for a case in which the attorney was a party. When he called and asked Mr. Sandweiss to represent him he remarked – “I know you and I need you to win this case.” (Mr. Sandweiss went on to win that trial and the court ultimately awarded him sizeable attorney fee against the losing party).

Years later Mr. Sandweiss was again brought into a case as trial counsel — this time for a four-week jury trial between two automotive suppliers. During the trial Mr. Sandweiss spotted an issue and, in a very short time, found a way to knock out an over $1.2 million claim against his client. Later he used his skills as a CPA to analyze the numbers — ultimately convincing the jury to award his client over $8 million on a counter-claim. The jury verdict was later affirmed by both the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court.

A second generation Detroiter, Stuart Sandweiss received his Juris Doctor degree in December 1999, graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Detroit Mercy Law School (“UDM”). While at UDM, Mr. Sandweiss received top honors, including several scholastic “book awards” in:
• Civil Procedure (the course that covers the mechanics of litigation);
• Advanced Legal Writing (the skill necessary for successful advocacy);
• Negotiations (the skill necessary for successful resolution of cases);
• Business Organizations (a skill necessary for business litigation).

Additionally, Mr. Sandweiss was a two-time Dean’s Scholar and was inducted into the Frank Murphy Honor Society. He also participated in Moot Court Competitions and was on the editorial staff of (and published in) the Michigan Business Law Journal, a magazine that is published tri-annually by the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. Mr. Sandweiss was also an associate editor of the UDM Law Review.

In 1998 Mr. Sandweiss received a Certificate in International Studies for his summer studies abroad in Jerusalem, Israel and, during the summer of 1999, Mr. Sandweiss studied Constitutional Law with the then Chief Justice of the United States, Hon. William H. Rehnquist.

Both prior to law school and since law school Mr. Sandweiss had considerable “real world” experience, graduating from the University of Michigan with a Bachelors of General Studies in 1985, attending business school, and ultimately becoming a Certified Public Accountant in 1990. Since that time Mr. Sandweiss has owned and operated Sandweiss & Sandweiss, P.C., (a local accounting firm that concentrates on individuals and small businesses), as well as owning and managing a commercial maintenance company.

In 2000, Mr. Sandweiss formed Sandweiss Law Center, P.C., a boutique law firm that successfully represented clients in a wide variety of criminal and civil cases including insurance recovery, business disputes, mortgage foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, landlord-tenant actions, consumer protection claims, collections and tax matters. He has also served as a court-appointed receiver to protect property that is subject to a dispute.

“While the specific laws vary from case to case, the skill set needed to successfully litigate is the same in every case.  After all, litigation is litigation is litigation.”

In 2017, Mr. Sandweiss formed the Legal Solutions Group, the parent company of both the Metro Detroit Litigation Group (a litigation-oriented law firm dedicated to providing thorough and aggressive legal representation for individuals and small businesses) and the Metro Detroit Bankruptcy Law Group — a firm dedicated to helping consumers get out of debt, improve their credit score and save money in the process!

In order to “give back to the community,” in 2020 Mr. Sandweiss founded The Legal Education Center, an educational non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to empowering people with the knowledge that they need to make responsible choices when confronting legal and financial issues in order not to be exploited by unethical people and businesses who will do just about anything to profit from the misfortunes and ignorance of others.

Mr. Sandweiss is licensed to practice by the Supreme Court of Michigan and is admitted to the federal courts in both the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in Cincinnati, Ohio and the U.S. Tax Court. He has also practiced in the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Sandweiss is a past Chairman of the Consumer Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and previously served as a council member in the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section. He also served as a member of the Michigan Court Forms Committee – Civil Workgroup for the State Court Administrator’s Office.

In his “spare time”, Mr. Sandweiss teaches American Government and American History at a local parochial school. His personal interests include boating and photography as well as spending quality time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.