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Carl E. Chioini
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Carl E. Chioini

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Business, Contracts & Agreements, Real Estate

About Me

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.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1972

  1. Divorce & Separation: 80%
    42 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Business: 10%
    42 years, 500 cases
  3. Real Estate: 5%
    42 years, 15 cases
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 5%
    42 years, 500 cases

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Jonathan Christian Biernat

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    Jonathan Biernat Debt & Lending Agreements Attorney
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  • Randall Chioini

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    Randall Chioini Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Chioini, Sarnacki, Reynolds, Doherty and Piatt

14 1st St
PO Box 46875
Mount Clemens, MI, 48046

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing197209/02/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Top Lawyer in Metro DetroitDBusiness2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2011
Top Lawyer in Metro DetroitDBusiness2010
Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2009
Top Lawyer in Metro DetroitDBusiness2009
Phillip F. Greco Award for ExcellenceItalian American Bar Association2009
Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Professor/InstructorMacomb Community College1995 - 2015

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Macomb County Bar FoundationDirector2011 - Present
Resolution CenterFounding Board of Directors1993 - 1996
Oakland County Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember, Representative Assembly1986 - Present
Italian American Bar Association of MichiganMember1985 - Present
Macomb County Bar AssociationPresident1983 - 1984
Macomb County Bar AssociationVice President1982 - 1983
Macomb County Bar AssociationSecretary1981 - 1982
Macomb County Bar AssociationTreasurer1980 - 1981
Macomb County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors1979 - 1980
Macomb County Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Detroit College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
Western Michigan UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1966

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
S.M.I.L.E. ProgramDivorce and CustodyN/A