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Nancy Katherine Chinonis

Discrimination Attorney at Flint, MI

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2007
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Nancy

Learn Nancy’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Discrimination
    Plaintiff & Defense

    15 years, 40 cases

  2. Employment and labor

    15 years, 15 cases

  3. Medical malpractice

  4. Personal injury

  5. Wrongful termination
    Plaintiff & Defense

    15 years, 50 cases

  6. Other

Whether an office professional or a laborer, every employee deserves to be treated with respect and dignity. Unfortunately, many workers struggle with unfair workplace policies or hostile work environments all across the State of Michigan. If you or a family member feels victimized in the workplace, it is important to contact an experienced attorney immediately.




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Cline, Cline & Griffin
503 S. Saginaw Street
Suite 1000
Flint, MI, 48502


5.0 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Sandra | October 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
S.Phelps unemployment appeal
Mrs. Chinonis handled my unemployment appeal. I meant with her in her office. Talked about the my case. She drafted my appeal and sent it the unemployment office. She asked for a hearing and we received a date. She conducted the phone hearing with me. She was wonderful through the whole process. She kept me informed and answered any all my concerns.
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Response from Nancy Chinonis October 6, 2017
Thank you for the kind review. It was a pleasure working with you!
Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney
Nancy represented me in a case against my employer. She explained the legal process to me so I knew what would happen and was there for me throughout the lawsuit. She was always happy to answer my questions. I am very happy with the result of my lawsuit. Nancy is a great attorney. I recommend her to anyone who has been discriminated against at work!
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Response from Nancy Chinonis June 22, 2017
Thanks for your review!
Posted by Dominique prince | July 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Nancy Chinonis is one of the best attorneys I have ever met. Outside of her amazing abilities once her lawyer hat is on, she makes you feel important. I have had several different cases with her and each one has come out in my favor. She is the peoplesame champion I highly recommend her for anything that requires legals opinions, or presence.
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Response from Nancy Chinonis July 20, 2016
Thanks for your review!
Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2015
couldn't have asked for a better lawyer
My husband and I had been searching for a lawyer to handle a UIA fraud case. This was the first time either of us had ever needed to seek legal counsel and we weren't sure where to start. After searching AVVO and reading some of the questions/comments we decided to call Nancy. The secretary was so nice and courteous on the phone and was quick to get back with us to set up our first meeting with Nancy. When we brought our case to her, Nancy quickly put us at ease and was very informative and explanatory about everything. She made us feel comfortable and assured us that she could help us. She was quick to act on getting our hearing moved to a later date to allow us to prepare more and during the next two weeks we had open lines of communication. If we had any questions, all we had to do was call and we'd get them answered right away. Knowing that we were facing a fraud case with a possible restitution payment hefty enough to purchase a brand new car, to say that we were nervous is understatement. Nancy helped us feel as calm as possible and assured us that we had a solid case. She even requested a phone hearing, that was approved, to help put our minds at ease a little more. We practiced questions and she was thorough enough to suggest questions that could possibly be asked to us by the other parties. We were as prepared as we possible could be. Today was our phone hearing and it went well. Thanks to Nancy, we somewhat had an understanding of how the proceedings were going to go and it went great. She was quick on her feet to counter any questions asked by the other parties and had a wolf-like sensibility in defending our case. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a smart, efficient, capable, trustworthy and comforting lawyer.
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Response from Nancy Chinonis May 7, 2015
It was a pleasure to help you through the UIA process! Thanks for the review!
Posted by Peggy | August 14, 2014
Great attorney!
I found Nancy Chinonis through the Avvo website and she was also highly recommended by our trust attorney. She was open to learning about my situation with an unemployment claim issue. Her methodical approach to fact-finding and her ability to grasp my particular case led to a successful resolution. Nancy was quick to respond to all correspondence that I forwarded to her from the unemployment agency. In addition, she was very willing to explain the possible communication roadblocks that I had been running into. Until working with Nancy, I was not able to make any progress on my own. Without her professional expertise, I do not think I would have achieved a successful outcome. I would highly recommend Nancy Chinonis.
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Response from Nancy Chinonis November 18, 2014
Thanks Peggy!
Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2013
Excellent work...Well Done!
Nancy helped me to prevail on the receipt of unemployment benefits. Nancy was extremely professional, clearly explained the law relating to my situation to me, and won the administrative hearing. Thanks to Nancy, I received all of my benefits.
Response from Nancy Chinonis May 1, 2014
Glad I could help!
Posted by Mr. White | September 28, 2013
professionalism at its finest!
Nancy impressed me with her wide knowledge of the law. She made every aspect of my case easily understandable and kept me well informed. Very professional! I would definitely use her services again.
Posted by Tim | June 13, 2013
Attorney nancy Chinonis
Ms. Chinonis was very professional in all my dealing with her. She kept me informed and spent the necessary time to represent me in a proper manner. Her knowledge of the law was very good and was very effective in protecting my rights. She dealt strongly with a very aggressive attorney. I feel very comfortable recommending her and her office.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 175-500 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Cline, Cline & Griffin
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Dean T. Yeotis
  • 2010 - 2017
  • Judicial Advisory Assistant
  • Genesee County Circuit Court
  • 2007 - 2010


  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004
  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Porter v City of Flint
  • Judgment for Plaintiffs totalling $1.2 Million


  • Flint Trial Lawyers Association
  • Vice President
  • 2017 - Present
  • Genesee County Bar Association
  • Director
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Rep. Assembley Hearings Committee, Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Representative Assembly- 7th Circuit
  • 2013 - Present
  • Genesee County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Flint Trial Lawyers Association
  • Secretary
  • 2016 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Excellent Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2014


  • Seminar Handout
  • Know Your Rights
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Know Your Rights Seminar
  • Unemployment Benefits
  • 2010
  • "Know Your Rights"
  • Employment Law
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (11)
Endorse Nancy
Employment and labor Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Nancy has been a strong voice for her client's in the legal profession. I frequently turn to her for questions regarding employment law and I always trust her knowledgeable answers."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Chinonis works very hard to achieve the best possible results for her clients. She is well respected within the legal community and I would recommend her highly."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Chinonis is a strong advocate for her clients as evidenced by her insightful, practical wisdom in her answers on Avvo. I'd recommend her to anyone needing a relevant, up to date, effective employment attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nancy is a caring and understanding attorney who always puts her clients first. She always maintains professionalism and efficiency while advocating for her client."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Nancy is a dedicated and aggressive attorney focused on representing the firm's client's to the fullest. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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