In a world where less than 1% of all cases go to trial, Mr. Chioini is one of few attorneys that maintains a regular trial practice and stands by the position that attorneys willing to conduct trials remain at the apex of bargaining position on behalf of their clients. While Mr. Chioini has maintained a diverse practice over the years, which includes civil litigation, probate matters, and business representation, he has become widely known and recognized for his considerable expertise in the area of family law and divorce, specifically complex domestic matters requiring business valuations/shareholder distributions, or other intricate property division scenarios within the divorce realm.
During his years of practice Mr. Chioini has literally conducted thousands of trials and hearings related to family law matters, both pre and post-judgment. These matters have involved a wide spectrum of issues from derivative and shareholder disputes within a divorce action to international child custody matters. Mr. Chioini’s approach to domestic matters is a no-nonsense approach woven together with an estituate ability to resolve matters by creating unique solutions to unique matters. He further believes that no two legal matters are alike and spends a great deal of time with clients to understand their positions and concerns and to assist them with their legal road map.
Mr. Chioini was one of the first attorneys in Macomb County to receive the distinguished martindale-hubbell “AV Rating” for family law, which is the highest rating an attorney can receive upon evaluation of colleagues and judges. An AV rating means that this attorney is considered preeminent in their specific area of expertise. Mr. Chioini also regularly is honored in Detroit Business as Top Attorney in both the area of Family Law and Business Law and he is regularly honored as a SuperLaywer, a distinguishment given to less than 2.5% of attorneys in Michigan.
While a litigator at heart, Mr. Chioini recognizes the importance of alternative dispute resolution in all matters and was one of the founding directors of the Macomb County Dispute Resolution Center, a highly renowned non-profit organization utilized by local courts to alleviate heavy docket issues and to assist parties in a more satisfying fulfilling resolution, while mitigating the high costs of litigation. Mr. Chioini also served as a qualified mediator/arbitrator for American Arbitration Association for over 15 years and continues that roll today in the private capacity and is quite frequently being appointed as mediator or facilitator in a variety of domestic and civil matters, in and out of County.
From 1986 to 1988 Mr. Chioini held the prestigious position of commissioner of the State Bar of Michigan and has continued to chair and serve on numerous committees since, including the State Bar Representative Assembly and Family Law Committee for consecutive terms. Mr. Chioini also served as President of the Macomb County Bar Association in 1983 as well as (Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Director). Mr. Chioini has also been an active member of the Italian American Bar Association of Michigan for over 20 years and an was the recipient of the Phillip F. Greco award for excellence in 2009 by unanimous vote.
During his legal career Mr. Chioini has been asked to administer and speak on a variety of Domestic matters and frequently sits as a panelist for the Family Court’s initiated SMILE program. This is a court Ordered seminar for all parties going through the divorce process who have minor children.
Before his career as an attorney Mr. Chioini worked tirelessly as a tile mason and then as teacher in inner city Detroit. Mr. Chioin maintains his love for teaching by serving as a professor of the para legal program at Macomb Community College.
Licensed since 1972
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1972||03/27/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Top Lawyer in Metro Detroit||DBusiness||2011|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Michigan Super Lawyers||2011|
|Top Lawyer in Metro Detroit||DBusiness||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Michigan Super Lawyers||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Michigan Super Lawyers||2009|
|Top Lawyer in Metro Detroit||DBusiness||2009|
|Phillip F. Greco Award for Excellence||Italian American Bar Association||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Michigan Super Lawyers||2008|
|Professor/Instructor||Macomb Community College||1995 - 2015|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Macomb County Bar Foundation||Director||2011 - Present|
|Resolution Center||Founding Board of Directors||1993 - 1996|
|Oakland County Bar Association||Member||1993 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan||Member, Representative Assembly||1986 - Present|
|Italian American Bar Association of Michigan||Member||1985 - Present|
|Macomb County Bar Association||President||1983 - 1984|
|Macomb County Bar Association||Vice President||1982 - 1983|
|Macomb County Bar Association||Secretary||1981 - 1982|
|Macomb County Bar Association||Treasurer||1980 - 1981|
|Macomb County Bar Association||Board of Directors||1979 - 1980|
|Macomb County Bar Association||Member||1979 - Present|
|Detroit College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1971|
|Western Michigan University||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||1966|
|S.M.I.L.E. Program||Divorce and Custody||N/A|