OFFICE OF STUART R. SHAFER, P.C.
1223 Turner St., Suite 333
Lansing, MI 48906
Office: 517.487.6603; Fax: 517.487.6604
Admitted State Bar of Texas, May, 1975.
Admitted State Bar of Michigan, October, 1975.
United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, and, all Michigan Courts.
St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas. J.D., December 1974. Phi Delta Phi, Honor Fraternity.
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. M.A. (Curriculum Development), August 1971.
Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. B.S. (Secondary Education), December 1970.
AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell / Strathmore Who’s Who / Super Lawyers
1995 – Stuart R. Shafer, P.C., 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, Michigan. Partner, February, 1988. 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, Michigan. Chief Attorney, Priority Prosecution Unit (PPU). Investigate and prosecute murder, drug, 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.
1973 – 1975 Legal Aid Association of Bexar County, San Antonio, Texas. Law clerk while attending law school. Domestic relations, Immigration, Estate, Tort Defense, and Bankruptcy.
2009 – 2010 Executive Clemency Advisory Counsel. Appointed by Governor to 7 member counsel, which reviews and makes recommendations to the Parole Board and the Governor regarding applications for clemency and pardons.
2008 – Election Watch: Review ballots for validity issues during November election.
2005 – American Inns of Court / Thomas M. Cooley Chapter. Executive Board (2007 – ) President (2008 – ).
2001 – Lake Geneva Property Owners Association. Board of Directors (2001-).
President (2002 – 2008).
1989 – 1994 Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Adjunct Professor, “Lawyering Before Trial” and “Texas Civil Procedure.” Judge in “Trial Workshop” program. Presenter for Professionalism Workshop.
1991 National Business Institute, Inc. Faculty for Seminar, “Administration of the Estate in Michigan,” in the area of “Litigation and Probate.”
1982 – 1988 Capitol Area Substance Abuse Commission. Past Chair (1984-1986). Supervise and coordinate funding and programming of substance abuse programs in four county area.
1984 – 1987 East Lansing Child Abuse Task Force. Coordinate program and community resources.
1975 – Guest Lecturer. Prosecuting Attorney’s Association of Michigan, American College of Emergency Room Physicians, Michigan State Police Training Academy, Lansing Community College, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Michigan State University, The Listening Ear, Michigan State University Rape Crisis Center, Council Against Domestic Assault, Scouts, and numerous other business and educational organizations.