Managing Partner

Location: Ypsilanti, Michigan
Phone: 734-827-1337
Fax: 866-827-1738
Email: Email Me


Stuart Collis is an attorney licensed in the states of Michigan 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 an expert 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. Mr. Collis has been published extensively and his work has been presented at talks and seminars.

Areas of Practice

  • Collections
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Mediator

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1996
  • New York, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1997


  • Western Michigan University – Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D. cum laude – 1995
    • Honors: Top 17% Graduate
    • Law Review: Thomas M. Cooley Law School Law Review
  • University of Michigan
    • B.A. – 1991

Published Works

  • Abandoned Animals, Veterinary Law, February 1997
  • Patient Records – How Long Should I Keep Them?, Veterinary Law, April 1997
  • Noncompetition Clauses, Veterinary Law, June 1997
  • Awards For Pain & Suffering: The Owner’s Or The Patient’s?, Veterinary Law, August 1997
  • Michigan Consumer Protection Act, Veterinary Law, October 1997
  • Will Awards For Pain & Suffering Affect Your Bottom Line?, Veterinary Law, February 1998
  • Eastpointe Residents Upset Over Bird’s Fate, Associated Press, March 1998
  • Can Michigan Citizens Constitutionally Feed The Birds?, State Bar of Michigan Newsletter: Animal Law Section, June 1998
  • When A Client Requests Patient Records, Veterinary Law, August 1998
  • Animal Legal Defense Fund Update, Veterinary Law, September 1998
  • Hiring & Firing, Veterinary Law, October 1998
  • Bounced Checks, Veterinary Law, April 1999
  • Interest Rates & Billing Fees, Veterinary Law, June 1999
  • Animals and the Law: Maintenance of the Status Quo, UPA, in Animals In Human Society: Amazing Creatures Who Share Our Planet (Ed. Moorhead), November 2015


  • Speaker and moderator, Creditor’s Rights Seminar, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2001
  • Speaker, Semi-Annual Conference, Michigan Veterinary Medical Association, 1998
  • Speaker/Presenter, Institute of Continuing Legal Education Creditor’s Rights Seminar, 2001
  • Speaker/Presenter, Animal Law, Michigan Veterinary Medical Association Semi-Annual Conference, 1998

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Washtenaw County Bar Association
  • National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys
  • Michigan Creditor’s Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Stuart M. Collis, PC, Owner