Scott Glenn Weinberg (b.1961) is an American attorney best known for defending high-profile criminal cases in the state of Michigan.


Weinberg began his career as a U.S. Treasury Bond Trader at the Chicago Board of Trade in 1989. In 1991, he was appointed as Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Macomb County, Michigan’s third largest county.[1] While in that position (1991–1994), Weinberg prosecuted more than 75 capital felony trials and became Chief of the Criminal Sexual Conduct Unit.[citation needed] In that post, Weinberg prosecuted People of the State of Michigan v. John Wisniewski, the 1993 conviction of a man involved in the Big Brother Big Sister program who molested his little brother and was convicted with a 10-year prison sentence. Weinberg was the lead prosecutor on more than 100 trials, including People vs. Donald Debolt, a case covered extensively on Court TV. In that 1994 case, a Sterling Heights psychologist was accused of having sex with a patient being treated for mental illness. After the case ended, Weinberg joined the law firm of Bufalino and Palazzolo, P.C., in Clinton Township, Michigan, where he practiced from 1994 to 1997.

In 1997, Weinberg formed Michigan Criminal Lawyers Association P.C., and served as its managing partner representing many notable cases throughout the State of Michigan[2] [3] [4] [5] .

In 2000, Weinberg was the defense attorney for the only adultery case in the history of the state of Michigan. The case attracted national attention, involving a defendant accused of criminal sexual conduct for molesting his sister-in-law..

Throughout his career, Weinberg has provided expert commentary on court cases on TV and radio, including as a guest commentator on Court TV, WJR and WXYT on noted cases such as People v. Jack Kevorkian, the Jenny Jones Murder case and People v. Watts. He has been mentioned in articles in the Detroit Free Press, The Macomb Daily[6] [7] and the Oakland Press[8]. He has hosted a weekly radio show, "Weinberg on the Law" on WXYT AM in Detroit; the show was also syndicated on and on CBS internet radio.[9] He has interviewed notable news makers including republican candidate (now current) Governor Rick Snyder.[10] Weinberg has also testified before the Michigan House Legislature on important topics influencing our youth and drugs. [11] [12]


Weinberg graduated from Cranbrook Schools (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan) in 1980, earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan in 1984 and graduated with a Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit School of Law in 1988.

Weinberg has been a member of the Michigan and Illinois State Bar Associations, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Oakland County Bar Association, the Macomb County Bar Association, the American Bar Association general membership and its Criminal Lawyers Section.


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  9. Metro Detroit: Newsmakers June 14, 2010 - 2010 News Archives

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