Attorney Terri Weishaus received her law degree from Western Michigan University Thomas Cooley Law School on an Honors Scholarship, graduating magna cum laude. Ms. Weishaus received the top grade in her advocacy legal writing class. She served as a law review editor and Evidence Teaching Assistant in addition to participating in various Moot Court Competitions during law school. Terri also clerked with the Wayne County Conviction Integrity Unit where she further developed legal advocacy and case analysis skills.
Prior to law school, Ms. Weishaus worked as a legal assistant for several years at a law firm that specialized in advocating for catastrophically injured persons. This experience was pivotal in shaping Terri’s decision to dedicate her legal career to helping others who become injured and disabled. Terri clerked at Disability Law Group, prior to becoming an attorney, where she gained further experience in legal writing and advocacy. Ms. Weishaus worked directly with Partner Erika Riggs and our Social Security Disability team on pre-hearing briefs as well as drafting motions and briefs for cases at the United States District Court level.
Ms. Weishaus’ experience and skillset are as impressive as her genuine compassion to serve and advocate for others. At Disability Law Group, Terri is able to further strengthen and showcase her strong legal writing and advocacy as a Social Security Disability Attorney while also giving back to the community in many ways. In fact, her writing has resulted in numerous on-record Fully Favorable decisions for Social Security Disability cases, resulting in a quicker outcome for disabled clients. Terri has been a pivotal part of our Annual Free Legal Aid & Resource Fair where she is able to help provide free legal advice to people in need. Ms. Weishaus is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (NOSSCR). In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, working in the yard, landscaping, and watching HGTV shows.