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Matthew S. Abdo

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Administrative Law, Speeding & Traffic Ticket, Appeals

About Me

Matthew Abdo has been working with his father and partner, Cy Abdo, at the Abdo Law Firm since 2010. Matthew specializes in criminal work in the Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne Counties. Matthew believes that good results in criminal work stem from really caring about his cases and clients. Him and the Firm attempt to embody this philosophy through thoroughness, empathy, preparation, and keeping an open mind.


 


Academically speaking, Matthew graduated from law school and undergrad in the top of his classes. In law school, he worked for both a large law firm and a Federal Judge. After passing the bar he entered the private practice with his father, where he continues to work today.


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

  1. Criminal Defense: 65%
    5 years, 1.7 thousand cases
  2. Administrative Law: 20%
    5 years, 140 cases
  3. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 10%
    5 years, 200 cases
  4. Appeals: 5%
    5 years, 20 cases

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

25 total 

  • Andrew John Hubbs

    Matthew is always thorough and prepared when he comes to court. He fights for his clients. I strongly endorse this lawyer.

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    Andrew Hubbs Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Peter John Marek

    Not every lawyer gets results. It's a learning curve and here it's well on it's way. Results are measured by what your clients think. His client reviews are stellar. READ THEM! Born into a family of lawyers has proven reliable again. Do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation.

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    Peter Marek Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

42550 Garfield Rd Ste 104a
Clinton Township, MI, 48038

Abdo Law Firm

42550 Garfield Rd
Suite 104-A
Clinton Twp, MI, 48038

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing201006/27/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Excellent - Featured Criminal Defense AttorneyAVVO2015
Clients ChoiceAVVO2015
Nation's Top One PercentThe National Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Clients Choice AwardAVVO2014
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2014
Top ContributorAVVO2014
Clients Choice AwardAVVO2012
Dean's ListMichigan State University College of Law2010
Magna Cum Laude GraduateMichigan State University College of Law2010
Dean's ListMichigan State University College of Law2009
Dean's ListMichigan State University College of Law2008
Honors GraduateMichigan State University2006
Dean's ListMichigan State University2006
Dean's ListMichigan State University2005
Dean's ListMichigan State University2004
Dean's ListMichigan State University2003
Jurisprudence Award - Top Grade in Conflict of LawsMichigan State University College of LawN/A
Jurisprudence Award - Top Grade in Professional ReesponsibilityMichigan State University College of LawN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerAbdo Law Firm2010 - Present
AttorneyAbdo & La Grasso Law, PC2010 - Present
Summer AssociateMacomb County based Law Firm2009 - 2009
ExternU.S. District Court, Eastern District Of Michigan2008 - 2008

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
SADO - Criminal Defense Resource CenterMember2015 - Present
Criminal Defense Attorneys of MichiganMember2015 - 2015
Michigan Association of OWI AttorneysMember2015 - Present
Macomb County Bar FoundationCommittees: Criminal Law2015 - Present
State Bar of MichiganSection Member - General Practice2015 - Present
State Bar of MichiganSection Member - Administrative and Regulatory Law2015 - Present
The National Association of Distinguished CounselMember - Top One Percent2015 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyers - Darrow ListservMember2013 - Present
Section Member - Criminal LawState Bar of Michigan2011 - Present
Macomb County Bar AssociationMember - Young Lawyers Sections2011 - Present
American Bar FoundationMember2011 - 2012
State Bar of MichiganMember2010 - Present
Macomb County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Journal of Business and Securities LawEditor2009 - 2010

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Warren - Assault to do Great Bodily Harm Less Than Assault Less Than MurderOriginal Charge Dismissed, 4 month probation
Dismissal of Marijuana ChargesDismissed
Placing Harmful Objects in Food1 year probation with HYTA

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Michigan Lawyer BlogPlea Bargain 101 - Frequently Asked Questions2012
Michigan Criminal Lawyer BlogIllegal Searches - 3 Part Series2012
Michigan Criminal Lawyer BlogLicense Appeal - The Risk of Going Unrepresented2011

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Michigan State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
41-B District CourtCriminal Legal Practice2015
22nd Annual Career Focus LuncheonMentoring2015
Private Fundraiser for Judicial CandidateElection Event for Judicial Candidate2014
Criminal Sentencing AssemblyCriminal Sentencing2013
Brown Bag Lunch With Circuit Court JudgeCourtroom Practices and Procedures2013
District Court AssemblyCriminal Sentencing2012
Public Defender before AssemblyPractice and Ethics of Criminal LawN/A