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Cy M. Abdo

also known as Abdo Law Firm of Cy M. Abdo & Matthew S. Abdo

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Premier Criminal & Drunk Driving Defense Lawyers


We specialize in the following areas: criminal defense (all felonies and misdemeanors), drug crimes, sex crimes, assault crimes, larceny crimes, fraud crimes, drunk driving (DUI), driver's license restorations, probation violations and traffic matters. Our lawyers are experienced in every district and circuit court located in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and St. Clair counties. We welcome Canadians or non-residents that need a criminal defense lawyer in Michigan.

Criminl Defense: Proactive and efficient representation for adults, juveniles, first time and repeat offenders facing any felony, misdemeanor or federal crime: 


  • Assault crimes (simple assault, felony assault, armed robbery)

  • CSC (all sex crimes, child porn, indedecent exposure, solicitation)

  • Retail fraud, larceny, embezzlement, fraud crimes

  • Home Invasion, larceny from a building

  • Fleeing and eluding

  • Resisting and obstructing

  • Federal criminal defense

  • Drug crimes (possession, possession with intent to deliver, delivery)

  • Maintaining drug house

  • Possession of analogues, mairjuana, heroin, cocaine

  • Domestic Violence, disorderly conduct, malicious destruction of property

  • Computer, internet crimes, credit card fraud

  • Casino and gamgling crimes

  • Border violations (Port Huron & Detroit)

  • Airport and vicinity problems (Romulus)


Drunk Driving (OWI-DUI) Defense: Highest rated attorney for all first or repeat drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs:


  • OWI first offense or felony (3rd lifetime offense can be charged as a felony!)

  • OWPD (drugs or marijuana)

  • OWI causing serious personal injury or death

  • OWI with high BAC, Super Drunk (over .17)

  • OWI child endangerment

  • Zero tolerance (minor with any BAC .02 or greater)

  • License appeals and implied consent (breath test) refusals


License Restoration Hearings: If you are revoked because of drinking and drinking convictions, we can provide you with experienced representation to get your license restored before the Michigan Department of State.


Compassionate, Efficient, Responsive, Assertive


There are often legal ways to get a criminal case under control with minimal consequences. This means setting goals and formulating sound legal strategies to meet those goals.


The Abdo Law Firm employs assertive legal advocacy and tactful diplomacy as a means to deal with the prosecutorial arm of the government. Our methods of practicing law are based upon representing 1000’s of clients in the Metro-Detroit courts for several decades. We have been told that our methods should be considered the benchmark in the legal industry.


 The ABDO LAW FIRM believes that you deserve:


  • Free Phone and Office Consultations

  • Macomb County lawyers with 30 years experience in all Metro Detroit Courts

  • Fixed fee or flat fee billing option in most cases with no hidden costs

  • Payment plans and all credit cards accepted

  • You will receive regular communications and copies of all documentation

  • Same day appointments and jail visits including weekends

  • Firm with Top Criminal Lawyer in 2010, voted by Dbusiness Magazine

  • Firm with attorney that has highest peer rating by Martindale Hubbell

  • Firm with attorney rated Nation's Top One Percent

  • Personalized service for out of state and Canadian clients

  • Investigators and experts employed whenever necessary

  • Phone messages and emails are sent to mobile device 7/24/365

  • History of excellent criminal, drunk driving and license restoration results!


For more than 30 years, Cy Matthew Abdo has held the highest peer rating bestowed on attorneys (AV RATING) by Martindale-Hubbell: An AV® certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. In 2010, Cy was ranked Top Lawyer in the areas of criminal and drunk driving law by Detroit Business Magazine.  In 2015, Cy was ranked among the Top One Percent of attorneys in the United Staes by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.






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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    35 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    35 years, 6 thousand cases



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Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Abdo. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help first.


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MIActive And In Good Standing198008/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top 100 DUI Lawyers In MichiganNational Advocacy for DUI Defense2013
AV Preeminent Attorney, highest rating for ability and ethicsMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent Attorney, highest rating for ability and ethicsMartindale-Hubbell2012
Lawyers.comPreeminent Attorney Rating2011
AV Preeminent Attorney, highest rating for ability and ethicsMartindale Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent Attorney, highest rating for ability and ethicsMartindale-Hubbell2010
Detroit Business 2010 Top LawyersDetroit Business Magazine2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawCy Matthew Abdo1981 - Present
Managing PartnerABDO LAW FIRM2010 - 2015
Attorneys at LawStalberg and Bean1980 - 1981
Central Office InternProsecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan1978 - 1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
Macomb County Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember1980 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1980 - Present
United States Federal CourtEastern District of Michigan1980 - Present
Prosecuting Attorneys Association of MichiganMember1978 - 1980
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Insurance fraud, felony (false report of stolen vehicle)Dismissal of felony, plea to misdemeanor, probation.
Careless driving dismissedCareless driving dismissed, reduced to -0- point offense and nothing abstracted to Michigan Secretary of State
Possession of MDMA (10 year felony)Dismiss felony MDMA, reduce to misdemeanor, no jail.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Michigan Criminal Lawyer BlogWhy is it so hard to get a domestic violence case dismissed?2015
Michigan Criminal Lawyer BlogWhen a misdemeanor domestic violence or assault escalates to a felony2015
Michigan Criminal Lawyer BlogHas the pendulum swung too far: Victim's rights2015
Michigan Lawyer BlogThe science of blood alcohol levels, alcohol absorption and elimination2014
Michigan Criminal Lawyer BlogThe 42-1 District Court in Romeo Posts 2013 Fines and Costs for Most Common Misdemeanor Offenses2013
Michigan Criminal Lawyer BlogWill the BAC Legal Limit of .08% for Michigan's Drunk Driving Cases Expire In October 2013?2013
Michigan Criminal Lawyer BlogPossession of Heroin Cases on the Rise In Macomb County!2013
Michigan Criminal Lawyer BlogShould you cooperate, aka snitch, when faced with drug charges?2013
Michigan Criminal Lawyer BlogEverything you want to know about drug paraphernalia cases2013
Michigan Criminal Lawyer BlogFelony Charges for Resisting or Obstructing and/or Fleeing and Eluding2012
Michigan Criminal Lawyerr BlogDo Criminal Records Ever Completely Vanish?2012
Michigan Criminal Lawye BlogCan my case be dismissed if I wasn't advised of my Miranda Rights?2012
Michigan Criminal Lawyer BlogAm I entitled to make a phone call if I am arrested?2012
Michigan Criminal Lawye BlogDUI THIRD OFFENSE IN MICHIGAN: Felony Drunk Driving; Third Lifetime Offense Involving Drinking and Driving2012
Michigan Criminal Lawyer BlogProving Drug Possession; Actual Physical Possession Not Always Required2012
Michigan Criminal Lawyer BlogMost Prevalent Misdemeanor Charges In Macomb County2012
Michigan Criminal Lawyer BlogEverything You Want to Know About Pretrial Conferences in Macomb County2012
Michigan Criminal Lawyer BlogDriver License Restorations in Michigan, 5 Part Series2011
Michigan Criminal Lawyer BlogDomestic Violence Cases In Michigan, 3 Part Series2011
Michigan Criminal Lawyer BlogManagement of Felony Cases in Macomb County, a 2 Part Series2011
Michigan Criminal Lawyer BlogRetail Fraud Cases in the 41-A District Court; Sterling Heights, Shelby, Macomb Township and Utica2011
Prosecuting Attorneys Association of MichiganClosing Argument1979
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Michigan State UniversityCommunicationsBA - Bachelor of Arts With Honors1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
January Lawyers LuncheonCriminal felony practice in Macomb County2013
Luncheon for young lawyersManagement of Felony Cases In Macomb County2012
AA Speaker NightLicense Restoration2008
Macomb Community CollegeCriminal Law Lecture2003