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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    3 years, 900 cases
  2. Family: 15%
    3 years
  3. Corporate: 10%
    3 years



Hourly ($125-200/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • Michael S. Waddington

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


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
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  • Sara Nicole Tower

    Mr. Kessel is one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Michigan. He is not afraid to take on challenging cases and always puts his clients first. Mr. Kessel has more trial experience than most attorneys who have been practicing for 20 years. I would definitely recommend hiring him for any sort of criminal defense matter. I endorse this lawyer.


    Sara Tower Divorce and separation Attorney
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Contact info

4300 Penobscot
645 Griswold
Detroit, MI, 48226


MIActive And In Good Standing200805/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerNessel & Kessel Law2012 - Present
Associate DefenderLegal Aid & Defender Of Detroit2008 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Wayne County Criminal Defense Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v KGNot Guilty
People v LPNot Guilty
People v VMNot Guilty on all charges
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor2008
Michigan State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2005