September 2010: Sheldon J. Stark was appointed Distinguished Visiting Professor by the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. He teaches Pretrial Litigation and Advanced Pretrial Litigation. Advanced Pretrial Litigation is in the school’s Law Firm Program (LFP), which simulates practice in a law firm. The students are divided into two opposing law firms to litigate a single case from intake through informal investigation, from court filing and formal discovery through Final Pretrial Statements, including argument of motions in federal court before real federal judges and mediation advocacy.
September 2010: Sheldon J. Stark was awarded the Michael Franck Award given by the State Bar of Michigan Representative Assembly to an attorney who has made an outstanding contribution to the improvement of the profession.
June 2010: The Executive Committee of the Institute Of Continuing Legal Education passed a resolution expressing its gratitude to Sheldon J. Stark for his eleven-year history of “remarkable and effective service to the Institute and to Michigan’s legal profession.” View PDF
On September 9, 2020, Shel Stark was invited to join the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. Less than 1% of all lawyers are invited to join this prestigious group. The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation is an honorary organization of lawyers, judges, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession. Fellows provide financial support to the ABF’s scholarship to advance justice and understanding of the law. Read More
On March 4, 2019, Shel Stark was appointed an Arbitrator with FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority assigned to the Detroit, Michigan office. Read More
Shel Stark is one of the best mediators with whom I have worked. He is thoroughly prepared, detail-oriented, and uses innovative techniques to find common ground. Shel is also an empathic listener, and he demystifies the legal process for the clients… Read More