Our Firm

Comprehensive Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving, License Restoration Services

The Abdo Law Firm: We specialize in the legal practice area of criminal law. The scope of our services includes criminal investigations, warrants, capital offenses, felonies, misdemeanors, driver license restorations, drunk driving cases, federal crimes, cases with complex circumstances and cases with public policy/media exposure.

Representative clients consist of adults, juveniles, first time offenders, repeat criminal offenders, offenders with multiple criminal charges or warrants and legal services to non-residents and Canadians who may need a criminal defense lawyer in Michigan.

Our attorneys practice extensively in every court located within Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and St. Clair counties. We take great pride in our excellent relationships within the legal system. Our vast network of resources, coupled with our unparalleled lawyering skills, has enabled us to obtain unrivaled results since the firm’s inception in 1980.

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. In doing so, we take proactive measures to argue the weak evidence, seek out exculpatory evidence and gather positive information about our client which we utilize at various stages of the criminal process.

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.

We know that a legal problem can be a life changing event and take a toll on the parties involved. The process of hiring a lawyer and dealing with the legal system can be overwhelming, embarrassing and frightening. Our attorneys are acutely aware that a person charged with a crime has a lot at stake and has entrusted our firm with their future. We take this relationship seriously and promise to exercise compassion, great care and the utmost professional attention to every client that we represent. The key to our strong client base and success is centered on our ability to identify with our clients, keep an open mind, never pass judgment and focus on winning our cases.

Informative Blogs, Free Consultations, Fixed/Flat Fees

As a public service, we continually publish informative based blogs/articles based upon our experience, recent developments in the law or frequently asked questions. We believe that our blogs are among the best on the internet.

We offer free consultations and handle most criminal matters based upon fixed flat rates with no hidden costs.


  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • Prosecuting Attorney Coordinating Council
  • Author, “Closing Arguments”, a practice guide
  • Lakeshore Legal Aid Contributor
  • Bench and Bar Justice System Advisory Committee
  • Macomb Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • Criminal Defense Resource Center
  • Macomb County Bar Foundation Contributors
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Media Contributions: Macomb Daily, Detroit News, Voice Newspapers, Source Newspapers
  • United States District Court, Eastern District for the State of Michigan
  • Abdo and LaGrasso, Medical Marijuana Lawyers
  • Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog (LINK TO OUR BLOG)

Cy Matthew Abdo

  • 1977, Michigan State University, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude
  • 1980, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Juris Doctor
  • 1995-Present, Highest Martindale Hubbell Peer Rating (AV)
  • 2010 Top Criminal and DUI Lawyer, Dbusiness
  • Superb AVVO Rating

Cy Matthew Abdo Since 1980, Cy has specialized as a criminal defense lawyer. Born and raised in Macomb County, the Abdo Law Firm has made Macomb its home base. Cy has provided representation to clients charged with capital offenses, felonies, drunk driving and misdemeanors. Early in his career, he gained negotiating skills and trial experience in the City of Detroit, Recorders Court. This was the best of both worlds: “I gained invaluable experience by handling my own cases and mentoring with other attorneys in one of the busiest court systems in the United States.” Cy’s high rating, experience and empathy for his clients, make him an excellent lawyer for those who face criminal difficulties.

Cy has attained the highest Martindale Hubbell attorney peer rating and has earned a place in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers every year since 1995. His AV rating shows that he has reached the height of professional excellence, has practiced for many years and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity by his peers. Cy was also voted Top Criminal Lawyer by Dbusiness Magazine.

Matthew Sherman Abdo

  • 2007, Michigan State University, Bachelor of Arts with Honor
  • 2010, Michigan State University College of Law, Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude
  • Avvo Client’s Choice Award

Matthew Abdo Matthew Sherman Abdo externed for a Federal Judge in Michigan’s Eastern District and served as intern for 2 Michigan Senators. Matthew excelled in law school and received jurisprudence awards for the highest grades in his Professional Responsibility and Conflict of Laws classes. Matthew has represented clients charged with criminal felonies, misdemeanors and drunk driving. In addition, he has a proven record of success handling driver license restoration cases before the Michigan Driver License Appeals Division of the Secretary of State. Matthew’s recent criminal defense experience includes representation of a client in Macomb County who was charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder. The case was ultimately dismissed after persuasive argument, a motion to quash and persistent negotiations with the prosecuting attorney.

Matthew is proven criminal litigator with immense courtroom experience. He has managed several hundred drunk driving cases, misdemeanors, felonies and license appeals from the point of client intake to conclusion with superb results. Matthew has established a reputation as a caring and compassionate lawyer who is always well prepared and passionate about his craft. These qualities were identified in a recent letter from a client which states, “Matt is an excellent lawyer. I was being charged with a 10 year felony that I did not commit. Matt listened to everything I have to say. He worked hard on my case and the outcome was the best I could have asked for.”

Additionally, with Matthew D. La Grasso, he specializes in the burgeoning field of medical marijuana law.

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Matthew D. La Grasso

  • 2007, Michigan State University, Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010, University of Detroit Mercy Law School, Juris Doctor With Honor
  • 2010, University of Detroit Mercy, Masters in Business Administration

Matthew externed for a Macomb County Circuit Judge and a U.S. Congresswoman. While attending the University of Detroit, Matthew participated in the Law Review and was the recipient of 2 jurisprudence awards for outstanding achievement in 2 courses. Matthew regularly handles debt collections along with civil and criminal matters in all courts. Matthew D. La Grasso has his own law practice and also maintains an association with Matthew S. Abdo for legal issues pertaining to medical marijuana.

John Elkhoury John Elkhoury

  • 2006, Oakland University, Bachelor of Arts with Honor
  • 10, Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Juris Doctor

While attending law school, John externed for the Honorable Edward A. Servitto at Macomb County Circuit Court and second-chaired two felony trials with the Macomb County Prosecutors Office. John excelled in law school and was also a member of the Business Law, Sports Law, and the Criminal Law Societies. John, a member of the Macomb County Bar Association, has experience practicing criminal and civil law in District and Circuit Courts throughout the Tri-County area. John has his own law practice but maintains an association with the Abdo Law Firm for criminal law matters.

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