Matthew Abel has been a practicing attorney in Michigan for over 30 years, and is the Executive Director of Michigan NORML minorml.org.. Matt founded Cannabis Counsel, P.L.C., a five-attorney Detroit, Michigan law firm entirely devoted to cannabis clients and cases, providing both business advice and legal counseling as well as criminal defense in marijuana cases throughout Michigan. cannabiscounsel.com Since passage of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act in 2008, the practice has rapidly grown to include not only business clients and issues, but also contract, real estate, employment, drug testing, probation, family law, landlord-tenant, intellectual property, and other issues surrounding cannabis. Cannabis Counsel P.L.C. is a member of the National Cannabis Industries Association. The firm's client list includes patients, caregivers, clubs, collectives, dispensaries, garden supply stores, physicians, publishers, inventors, and other medical marijuana entrepreneurs, and Mr. Abel often serves in an "of counsel" relationship with other lawyers, assisting them in their cases.
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1986||09/23/2021|
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
updated on 03/27/2020
Reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Eagle Scout||Boy Scouts of America||N/A|
|President||Cannabis Counsel||2000 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|MILegalize||Board of Directors||2015 - Present|
|National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws||Legal Counsel - Michigan||2007 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan Representative Assembly||Elected Representative||1992 - Present|
|Michigan Bar Journal||The Michigan Information Network - Will West Go South?||N/A|
|Wayne State University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1985|
|Central Michigan University||Master of Science in Administration||1980|
|Central Michigan University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1979|
|Castleton State College||Associate in Science||1975|
|Oaksterdam University Law Professor||Cannabis Law||2009|
|People v. King (and Kolanek)||Case dismissed and marijuana plants returned|
|People v. Richmond, Michigan Supreme Court||Dismissal is reinstated - We win!|
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