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Phone: (734) 997-2166
Phone 2: (734) 761-9000
Fax: (734) 761-9001

Mr. Sweet started his career as an insurance claims adjuster and supervisor and attended law school at night while working full time. Practicing in insurance defense was a natural first step out of law school. While limiting his practice to civil litigation since admission in 1978, he has expanded into all areas of insurance defense and coverage litigation, general tort liability, commercial litigation, construction litigation, and professional liability.

He has tried cases in state and federal courts throughout southeastern Michigan. Mr. Sweet was selected as a “Super Lawyer” by his peers in 2006 and every year since, and is AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer recognition for ethical standards and legal ability. Mr. Sweet also serves as an arbitrator and is a fully trained mediator, providing services in facilitated mediation.


  • Detroit College of Law (now Michigan State University College of Law), J.D.
  • Michigan State University, B.S.

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Michigan (1978)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Professional Involvement and Recognition

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • “Super Lawyer,” Michigan (2006-2019)
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Attorneys in Michigan