Cy Matthew AbdoPartner
Cy has spent the better part of his life in courtrooms as a criminal defense lawyer. He humbly started a law practice in 1980, renting space from his accountant at $50.00 per month. Cy began his career conducting trials in Detroit’s Recorders Court and in the Metro Detroit Suburbs.
In 1995, and each year thereafter, Cy has achieved an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell and has earned a place in the Register off Preeminent Lawyers. 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. The list of Cy’s accomplishments and awards is impressive and unmatched:
- 1977, Michigan State University, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude
- 1980, Western Michigan University, Cooley Law School, Juris Doctor
- 1995 - Present, Highest Martindale Hubbell Peer Rating (AV)
- AVVO Superb Attorney Rating
- dbusiness Top Criminal and DUI Lawyer
- Macomb County Bar Association
- United States District Court, Eastern District for the State of Michigan
- Author, “Closing Arguments”, a practice guide
- Former employment with Michigan Attorney General Office
Macomb County is Cy’s hometown and always been the location of his law practice. In 2010, Cy’s son, Matthew, joined the practice and they formed the Abdo Law Firm. They have experienced continued momentum in acquiring clients that approve of their brand of legal services. Based upon the growth of their criminal law practice, they have proudly added Joseph A. Campbell as team member of the firm. Both Matthew and Joseph are lawyers that have a resolve to win their cases, naturally fit into the firm and understand the commitment to a client/consumer based business model.
Cy believes that accomplishing excellent results means working efficiently and aggressively in the earliest stages of a criminal matter. This translates into finding opportunities and angles to resolve criminal cases efficiently and productively. Cy says that there are times when he adopts a philosophy to hit hard and fast to get a client out of the criminal justice system. In other cases, the focus may to take longer strides to get an improved result or prepare for trial. Here a few of Cy’s notable case results:
- NOT GUILTY VERDICT: Assault with intent to murder (Macomb Circuit Court).
- CASE DISMISSED: Carjacking dismissed upon obtaining cell phone data, DNA and fingerprint analysis (Sterling Heights).
- CASE DISMISSED: Embezzlement dismissed upon payment of restitution and successful completion of 6 months probation (Roseville).
- CASE DISMISSED: CSC dismissed after preliminary examination and before trial by discrediting alleged victim (Macomb Circuit Court).
- NOT GUILTY VERDICT: Drunk driving dismissed at trial based upon reasonable doubts (Eastpointe).
- CASE DISMISSED: Embezzlement of more than $20,000.00 dismissed after compliance with diversion program (Detroit).
- AVOIDED PRISON: Client sentenced to 12 months in the county jail that was looking at 36 to 180 months in prison (Macomb Circuit Court).
- CASE DISMISSED: Airport checkpoint violation for having a firearm within carry-on luggage (Romulus).
- CASE DISMISSED: CSC 3rd Degree dismissed after holding preliminary examination on issue of consent.
- CASE DISMISSED: Drunk driving felony (3rd offense) dismissed and reduced to misdemeanor, probation granted when offender was looking at 1-5 years in prison (Clinton Township, New Baltimore, Shelby Township)
- PROBATION: Client facing life in prison as a habitual offender for multiple felony convictions.
- CASE DISMISSED: False threat of terrorism dismissed for first time offender under special sentencing provision of law.
- CASE DISMISSED: Drunk driving dropped after negotiating a plea to a simple traffic offense (Shelby, Romeo, St. Clair Shores, New Baltimore).
- CASE DISMISSED: Armed robbery with potential penalty up to life in prison dismissed at preliminary examination based upon inadequate identification.
- CASE DISMISSED: Felony drug charges reduced to misdemeanor and dismissed under MCL 333.7411.
J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 1980
B.A., Michigan State University, 1977