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Education/Professional Background:  Michigan State University (B.A., Business Administration/Finance, 2003); Michigan State University (B.S. Building Construction Management, 2003 - cum laude); University of Detroit Mercy Law School, 2006).  Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity, Professional Construction Manager/Estimator 2001-2005.

Admission:     State Bar of Michigan, admitted to practice 2006; United States Federal Court, Eastern District, admitted 2010.

Memberships/Affiliations:   Macomb County Bar Association (Member, YLS Board of Directors, 2008-2010, Secretary 2011, Chair Elect  2012, Chair 2013); Macomb County Bar Association Honorary Membership Committee, Long-Term Planning Committee, Co-Chair - Mentorship Program; Italian American Bar Association of Michigan (“IABAM”), 2007 - present (Secretary 2010, Treasurer 2011, Vice President 2012, President Elect 2013, President 2014); Oakland County Bar Association; National Italian-American Bar Association (“NIABA”); Construction Association of Michigan (“CAM”); 100-Hour State Mediation Certification; MIOSHA 10-Hour State Certification; Time Team Detroit,Volunteer (localized charitable organization that seeks to provide hands on and realistic support to surrounding community members in need), The Goldfish Foundation, Board of Directors/Founding Member (charitable organization that seeks to provide swimming and water safety outreach to underprivileged children in Metro-Detroit and throughout Michigan).

Speaking Engagements/Seminars:  Regular Speaker at the Macomb County Friend of the Court S.M.I.L.E Program (required program for parents going through divorce in Macomb County),Regular Contributor/Speaker for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (“ICLE”) - Complex Real Property Transfers in a Divorce (2014), Quiet Title Actions (2014), Properly Drafting Judgments of Divorce – Small Firm Institute (2015); Master of Ceremony, Investiture Hon. James Maceroni (2015); OCBA Family Law Seminar - Securing Property Interests During a Divorce.

Designations:  dbusiness Magazine ( - Top Lawyer in Metro Detroit 2011, 2012, 2013 (family law and construction litigation) Super Lawyers Rising Star” 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 (designation given to less than 2% of attorneys under 40 upon election of peers -; Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated ( as “AV Preeminent Rating”; Martindale Hubbell “Client Distinction Award” (specially ranked by clients to be in top 1 percentile of over 1,000,000+ attorneys for communication ability, responsiveness, quality of service, and value) 2013; “AVVO 10.0 – Superb Rating”;  Featured in Crain’s Detroit Business -  February 2011, “First National Ownership Tangle”, Crain’s Detroit Business - July 2012, “Unraveling Northern Group’s Tangled Web


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 70%
  2. Construction: 15%
    10 years, 100 cases
  3. Business: 10%
    10 years, 100 cases
  4. Real Estate: 5%
    10 years, 100 cases

Attorney endorsements

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  • J. Matthew Catchick Jr.

    I strongly endorse Mr. Chioini. He is a superb advocate who is dedicated to achieving excellent results for his clients.


    J. Catchick Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Catherine L. Wolfe

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Catherine Wolfe Family Attorney
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Contact info

Chioini Group - Chioini Sarnacki Reynolds Doherty & Polizzi

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


MIActive And In Good Standing200708/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2016
Super Lawyers - Rising StarThomson Reuters2015
Super Lawyer - Rising StarThomson Reuters2014
Super Lawyer - Rising StarThomson Reuters2013
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Rising StarThomson Reuters2012
Top Lawyer - Family LawD business2012
Super Lawyer - Rising StarThomson Reuters2011
Top Lawyer - Family Law and Construction LawD business2011
Super Lawyer - Rising StarThomson Reuters2010
Top LawyerD Business2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerChioini Group - Chioini, Sarnacki, Reynolds, Doherty & Polizzi2007 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Institute of Continuing Legal EducationPlanning Committee2015 - Present
Macomb County Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionPresident2013 - Present
Italian American Bar Association of MichiganPresident-Elect2013 - Present
Oakland Count Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Real Property Law Sectionmember2011 - Present
Construction Association of MichiganMember2010 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Family Law SectionMember2010 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Family Law SectionN/A2010 - Present
Italian American Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Italian American Bar Association of MichiganPresident2014 - 2015
Italian American Bar Association of MichiganVice President2012 - 2013
Macomb County Bar AssociationPresident-Elect2012 - 2013
Italian American Bar Association of MichiganTreasurer2011 - 2012
Italian American Bar Association of MichiganSecretary2010 - 2011
Publication nameTitleDate
Crains Detroit BusinessStructural Damage2012
Crains Detroit BusinessFirst National in Ownership Tangle2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Michigan State UniversityConstruction ManagementBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Michigan State UniversityGeneral Business AdministrationBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
State Bar Annual Meeting / ICLE Annual SeminarDrafting Judgments of Divorce2015
Master of CeromoniesInvestiture - Hon. James Maceroni2015
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (Michigan)Do's and Don'ts of Complex Property Transfer in Divorce2014
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (Michigan)Quiet Title Actions2014
S.M.I.L.E. ProgramDivorce and Custody2013
S.M.I.L.E ProgramDivorce and Custody2012