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John C. Elkhoury

Criminal defense Attorney at Center Line, MI

5.0   188 reviews

also known as John C. Elkhoury, Esq., The Law Office of John C. Elkhoury P.C.

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  • Licensed for 12 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    My office's primary focus is criminal law. Areas of practice include all OWI, misdemeanor, and felony charges.

    13 years, 3,100 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%

    13 years, 1,600 cases

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    20%
    My office practices traffic matters throughout Michigan. My goals are always to save points, fines, and insurance fees for my clients.

    13 years, 1,750 cases

  4. Divorce and separation
    5%

    13 years

  5. Personal injury
    5%

    13 years

KNOWLEDGEABLE. PROFESSIONAL. PERSONABLE. PROVEN RESULTS. CALL NOW FOR A FREE CONSULTATION.

I started my own law practice in May 2011 and have been servicing clients in the Metro Detroit area ever since. I have a varied general practice but specialize in the following areas:

 

  • Criminal Defense- All Misdemeanor and Felony cases including Operating while intoxicated, Retail Fraud, Possession of Analogues, Embezzlement/Larceny Crimes, Possession of Marijuana, Minor in Possession of Alcohol, Disorderly Conduct/Person, Malicious Destruction of Property, Driving While License Suspended, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, and Reckless Driving. 
  • Civil Infractions-All traffic tickets and citations including Speeding, Careless Driving, Disobeying a Traffic Signal, Failure to Stop Assured and Clear Distance, PBT Refussal, and all other moving & non-moving violations. 
  • Landlord/Tenant Cases
  • Document Review 
  • Small Estate Planning- Wills, Durable and Medical Power of Attorney 
  • Family Law- My firm handles Divorce, child custody and family law cases. 
  • Personal Injury 
  • Termination of Probation- I handle the motion and court hearing pertaining to early termination of Probation cases. 

  • DLAD- License restoration cases. 
  • Expungement- Remove a conviction from your criminal record. 

 

I predominately practice throughout the Tri-County Area of Wayne, Macomb, and Oakland counties. Also, practice in St. Clair, Ingham, and Genesee counties.

 

Macomb County courts include; Warren (37th), Center Line (37th), Eastpointe (38th), Roseville (39-A), St. Clair Shores (40th), Shelby Township (41-A), Sterling Heights (41-A), New Baltimore (42nd), and Romeo (42nd). 

 

 

 

Abdo Law

Since 2011, John has been an “of counsel” associate with ABDO LAW while also maintaining his own law practice in Macomb County. He has been an asset to our firm for many years and has assisted us as co-counsel with numerous clients facing with serious felonies and misdemeanors. John is an exceptional lawyer and human being who values his relationships with his clients and is held in high esteem amongst his peers. ABDO LAW is proud to be associated with him.

 

"John’s recent accomplishments include dismissal of a felony assault charge upon motion to quash.  John held the preliminary examination and was able to discredit the testimony of the alleged victim, find weakness in the case and convince a Macomb County Circuit Court Judge to grant the dismissal."

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 7 ...
Top Contributor 2016,2015,2014
Top Contributor
2016 2015 2014

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Location

The Law Office of John C. Elkhoury PC
26648 Van Dyke Ave
Center Line, MI, 48015

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  188 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Josh | January 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrific Attorney
I hired John at the beginning of my OWI case in Rochester Hills, we went into court with a solid game plan and we stuck to it. The results prove how good he is at his job. He knows how to speak to the people in the court room, and is very respectful to his clients. I have the upmost respect for John. He has been honest with me and has showed me that he is knowledgeable in the judicial system. I highly recommend John.
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Response from John Elkhoury July 6, 2018
Thank you for the kind words Josh. The situation appeared dire but I am pleased we were able to secure a positive result.
Posted by Ed | August 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
John Elkhoury strikes a perfect balance of legal expertise and compassionate attorney. John quickly responded to my initial call with clear explanations and detail of what I may expect over the next few months. I hired him to represent me with no reservations. His direct and relatable style allayed my fears of the unknown. Every step of the way, from onset to resolution, John contacted me to review progress and outline what was needed going forward. He never made false promises concerning the outcome of my case. Instead, he presented options at each point in the process. John was always available to promptly answer a question by phone, text or email. Court days were manageable because John was clear and calm, providing me a sense of comfort and reassurance. The entire ordeal was less anxiety-producing because of John’s empathy, kindness and knowledge. I very highly recommend John Elkhoury should you need a skilled, hard-working and very approachable attorney.
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Response from John Elkhoury August 21, 2018
Thank you Ed. It was my pleasure handling your case.
Posted by Jennifer | April 6, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
In a stressful time John Elkhoury, answered all my questions with great clarity and patience. He kept me informed every step of the way, which gave me great peace of mind. The results were positive and prompt!
Posted by Carolyn | March 22, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Attorney John Elkhart is an absolute lifesaver! He navigated the legal process with precision and secured a dismissal for my traffic ticket. His expertise, professionalism, attention to detail, and reassuring demeanor throughout the entire process made me feel confident and supported. I can't thank him enough for his outstanding representation and I highly recommend his services to anyone in need.
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Posted by Michal | January 25, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Clean record
Good lawyer, saved me time and kept points away from my record. Answered all my questions and concerns. He responds right away. I hired him one day before my case and he took it from the spot. You're in good hands.
Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
I had a ticket and John resolved it right away. Only thing I had to do was sending the picture and he did the rest.
Posted by Nikhil kumar | November 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
I have consulted the Lawyer for Traffic Ticket. He did a great Work . I personally recommend for traffic Tickets. Quick update & Favorable Response. Thank you
Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional
I hired John to help me with a case and I am beyond impressed with the results we were able to achieve. He was personable, professional and knowledgeable - so make sure to listen to his advice. He answered any questions I had and made sure I was comfortable throughout the process. I honestly could not imagine going through my situation without him. Thanks, John!
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Posted by Mike | November 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
Mr. Elkhoury responded to my submission in literally five minutes. He is very customer service oriented, professional, and has keen expertise in legal matters and local policies. He represented me throughout the case and we had a highly successful outcome. Would not have been possible without the legal services that he provided. Highly recommend him for any legal matters.
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Posted by Tracy | October 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic tickets gone because of him
I would like to start this review off by saying attorney John is so professional. Five stars is not enough for the type of service I received from him. He deserves a 10 star award. I had over three traffic ticket with up to 6 to 9 points and he got them all down to zero. Now that’s an excellent attorney
Posted by Michael Henry | October 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic Tickets
Professional and honest. Great service easy to speak with and handled the case in a timely manner.
Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic violation
John was able to get my ticket dismissed! He did an amazing job and was very responsive during the whole process to any questions I had. Thanks to him I was able to avoid points on my record. I would highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer in Town!
John is organized, timely, friendly, and informed...most importantly- John gets the job done! He made the impossible happen for me by turning 3 tickets into 0 points! John is a 5 star lawyer and I highly recommend him.
Posted by Maimee | September 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
Hired Attorney John C. Elkhoury for a traffic violation. He was very kind and knowledgeable. Great communication throughout the entire process and obtained the results we wanted. I highly recommend Attorney John C. Elkhoury.
Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely helpful
Called him and left a message on a Saturday, while he was out of town, about a problem his office doesn't even really deal with. None of it mattered to John. He messaged me within the hour asking about the situation and helping me through it even though theres nothing legally he could do. Obvious that he cares about whatever issue you may have going on, great at coming up with questions and answers and solutions, and will respond to you the minute he has time. 10/10 would recommend
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Posted by Ryan | July 27, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer Highly recommend
John did an excellent job with my case and me got the best possible outcome. I believe he went above and beyond for me. I was totally stressed out and he did everything he could to ease my mind. He is easy to talk to and easy to get a hold of any time I had any questions and even reached out to me periodically throughout the case making sure I was still doing ok. John had my back with everything going through this. If I ever have any other legal issues I will definitely be coming back to him and I highly recommend him to anybody you will not be disappointed with his service.
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Posted by Paige | July 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hire John for the best case scenario
Attorney John Elkhoury was professional, knowledgeable, and provided best case scenario for a speeding ticket that I got in White Lake Township. It was a two point ticket that he got reduced to a 0 point impeding traffic meaning no points on my driving or insurance record. Thank you John!
Posted by Chris | July 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Perfect!
Got me way more than I expected. Plus, unlike other lawyers, he’s very communicative and let you know what’s going on throughout the situation. Honestly, I couldn’t be happier with his work!
Posted by Tommy | May 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing attorney
I had got a ticket for careless driving and I was really worried but he got it down from careless to a limited access speed saving me from 3 points to none. He really is a good lawyer.
Posted by Matthew | April 27, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
From 6 point ticket and misdemeanor to $125 fine
I hired John and his associates to represent me in a case in which I was facing having six points out on my license and being convicted of a misdemeanor, and the end result was having to take an online class and pay a $125 fine. Could not have been happier with the outcome. John was highly responsive by phone and email throughout the entire process and took the time to explain to me exactly what was going on and helped me become comfortable with the process. Highly professional all around and worth every dollar. I would recommend John to anyone and everyone.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Office of John C. Elkhoury P.C
  • 2011 - Present
  • Of Counsel Attorney at Law
  • The Abdo Law Firm
  • 2011 - 2018
  • Partner
  • Elkhoury & Pollard Law
  • 2011 - 2018
  • Legal Intern
  • Macomb County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Clerk for the Honorable Edward A. Servitto
  • Macomb County Circuit Court
  • 2009 - 2009
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Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Oakland University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006
  • De La Salle Collegiate High School
  • High School Diploma
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • OWI High BAC (Super Drunk)--41A District Court (Shelby Township)
  • NO jail, term of probation, no license suspension.
  • Possession of Controlled Substance-41A District Court (Shelby Township)
  • Felony Dismissed
  • False Report of a Felony (41B District Court-Clinton Township)
  • Felony Dismissed. Misdemeanor taken under HYTA.
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Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Member- Top One Percent
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Young Lawyers Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Macomb County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Business Law Society
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Sports Law Society
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Entertainment Law Society
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Student Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Criminal Law Society
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 22 Best Detroit Lawyers
  • Expertise
  • 2023
  • America's Most Honored Lawyer
  • American Registry
  • 2023
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2023
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2022
  • 30 Best Detroit DUI Lawyers
  • Expertise
  • 2022
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Most Honored Lawyers
  • American Registry
  • 2022
  • America's Most Honored Lawyers
  • American Registry
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • 35 Best Detroit Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Espertise
  • 2021
  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2021
  • America's Most Honored Lawyers
  • The American Registry
  • 2020
  • Top Tier Lawyers
  • American Trial Academy
  • 2020
  • 18 Best Detroit Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top-Rated Lawyer
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top-Rated Lawyer
  • The American Registry
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Recognizing Excellence in The Practice of Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • The Top Young Rising Attorneys
  • The American Registry
  • 2019
  • Nation's Top Attorneys-Top One Percent
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2019
  • America's Most Honored Professionals
  • The American Registry
  • 2019
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Attorneys in Michigan
  • Association of American Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Michigan's Outstanding Young Lawyers
  • Top Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Recognizing Excellence in Criminal Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • Michigan's Outstanding Young Attorneys
  • American Registry
  • 2018
  • Top Attorneys: Michigan's Outstanding Young Lawyers
  • American Registry
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • America's Most Honored Professionals
  • American Registry
  • 2018
  • Top Rated Lawyer
  • American Registry
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top-Rated Lawyer
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Suberb Attorney Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Strategies for Effective Law Practice
  • Domestic Violence Defense
  • 2015
  • Winter '14 Lawyer Luncheon
  • Practicing Law in Sanilac County
  • 2014
  • Court: Special Session at School
  • Legal Practice
  • 2014
  • Strategies for Effective Law Practice
  • Preliminary Exam Strategy
  • 2013
  • Spring '13 Lawyer Luncheon
  • The Business side of Solo Practice
  • 2013
  • Macomb County Misdemeanor Practice
  • Misdemeanor practice in the 41-B District Court
  • 2013
  • January Lawyers Luncheon
  • Criminal Felony Practice in Macomb County
  • 2013
  • Luncheon for Young Lawyers
  • Starting a Solo Practice
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (61)
Given (74)
Endorse John
Criminal defense Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John's expansive legal knowledge coupled with an unwavering commitment to justice marks him as an exceptional asset to the legal profession."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Elkoury strives to get the best possible outcome for his clients. He goes above and beyond and is always prepared. I highly recommend this lawyer for any of your criminal defense matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. As a fellow criminal defense attorney, I have nothing but positive things to say about Attorney Elkhoury. He has thousands of cases under his belt and is respected by all his peers in the legal community. Most importantly, he gets his clients results."
General practice Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a great attorney who is well respected in the legal community by lawyers and judges alike."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John has a well deserved reputation in the legal community and is a strong advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an exceptional attorney whose reputation speaks for itself. He is highly regarded in his field."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly recommend John. He is an excellent attorney who is passionate about securing the best results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse and recommend this lawyer. I know that Attorney John Elkhoury is an attorney that can get great results accomplished in the Macomb and Oakland County area. He comes to court prepared and gets great results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a solid criminal defense attorney with a high level of knowledge of the law and the Court system."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Elkhoury. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Elkhoury is a very effective and compassionate attorney. He is highly recommended!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Elkhoury really does have a history of helping resolve serious criminal matters statewide. Aggressive and effective - I can say without reserve that his fierce advocacy and professionalism are a welcome addition to our field. Anyone with legal needs and serious criminal matters would be well served with John as your counsel. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Quality representation and exceptional attentiveness to clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is bright, prepared and hardworking. He is a zealous advocate for his clients, and I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an experienced, highly respected attorney who always represents his clients with the utmost of skill,knowledge and understanding.i can readily endorse him without hesitation or reservation."
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Center Line Criminal defense Lawyer John C. Elkhoury
John C. Elkhoury
Criminal defense Attorney
Center Line, MI
Licensed for 12 years
Free Consultation
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