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Matthew R. Abel

Matthew R. Abel

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Business

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Business: 50%
    29 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    29 years

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Matthew. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • William J. Maze

    I have known Matt for many years, and he is a bright, innovative lawyer. Matt has helped change the marijuana laws in this state, and he is the state's leading defense lawyer on marijuana charges. If you are charged with a marijuana crime, there simply is no better attorney in Michigan to help you with your case.


    William Maze DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

CannabisCounsel, P.L.C.

2930 East Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, MI, 48207-5029


MIActive And In Good Standing198606/27/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Eagle ScoutBoy Scouts of AmericaN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentCannabis Counsel2000 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana LawsLegal Counsel - Michigan2007 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People v. Richmond, Michigan Supreme CourtDismissal is reinstated - We win!

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Publication NameTitleDate
Michigan Bar JournalThe Michigan Information Network - Will West Go South?N/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Central Michigan UniversityPublic AdministrationMaster of Science in Administration1980
Central Michigan UniversityPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Castleton State CollegeCriminal JusticeAssociate in Science1975

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Oaksterdam University Law ProfessorCannabis Law2009