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Joseph A. Campbell
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Phone: (586) 412-5555
Fax: (586) 412-5888

42550 Garfield Rd #104-A
Charter Twp of Clinton, Michigan 48038

JOSEPH A. CAMPBELL is an attorney specializing in criminal and drunk driving defense law throughout Metro Detroit and the state of Michigan.

Growing up in Macomb and Wayne County, Joseph A. Campbell is a passionate advocate for the people within Metro Detroit’s diverse communities. Joseph graduated with his B.A. in Social Relations and Policy from James Madison College at Michigan State University, and then went on to graduate at the top of his class from Wayne State University Law School. While at Wayne Law, Joseph was elected by his peers to serve as Student Governor for the class of 2017. Prior to graduating from law school, Joseph served as a judicial intern for the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan.

“The Abdo team of attorneys not only specializes in criminal defense law, but we have the greatest criminal law practice in Macomb County and arguably across the state of Michigan. We’re up-front, results-driven, and our passion is to uplift our clients out of their legal situation as judiciously as possible. We believe EVERY CLIENT deserves upmost respect as well as detail-oriented and passionate representation.”

As an criminal defense attorney at ABDO LAW, Joseph has spearheaded ​misdemeanor, felony and juvenile matters as well as drug crimes, drunk driving and public policy cases (false threat of terrorism, assault by strangulation) that resulted in ​favorable dispositions. ​ His most recent projects involve:

  • Sterling Heights: Arguing the issue of "possession" on behalf of a client ​charged with a drug crime ​that was merely a passenger in a vehicle.
  • Clinton Township: Successfully advocating for a client to receive a lighter sentence on repeat DUI, avoiding jail and harsh terms of probation.
  • Macomb Juvenile Court: Authoring a ​successful ​deviation ​request ​in a Macomb County ​juvenile ​terrorism case​ which resulted in reducing the charge from a felony to a misdemeanor. In a second such case, obtaining a consent calendar dispositioin which will result in NO criminal record for the juvenile.
  • ​Macomb Circuit Court: Co-chairing a felony domestic violence case and preparing a brief to facilitate cross examination of the alleged victim. Prosecutor dropped the felony on the date of trial and client received a light sentence of probation and avoided a felony conviction.
  • Clinton Township: Getting a retail fraud reduced to a misdemeanor “disorderly conduct” for a client with a habitual larceny record.
  • Roseville: Obtaining a deviation to get a felony drug charge dropped and reduced to a misdemeanor saving the client from losing his important rights to possess firearms.

J.D., Wayne State University Law School, 2017
President – Homeless Not Helpless
Secretary – Black Law Students Association
Student Governor- Class of 2017
Information Technician – Arthur Neef Law Library

Social Relations and Policy, James Madison College at Michigan State University, 2014
Neighborhood East Liaison - Associated Students of Michigan State University
Philanthropy Chair – Sigma Nu
Judiciary Executive – Sigma Nu

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Michigan, 2018
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
Member Since: 2018

Macomb County Bar Association
Member Since: 2018

Client Testimonials
  • “I received the best outcome I could have gotten and I could not be more relieved and impressed on the dedication he had.”
  • Joe represented me today in Clinton Township for my retail fraud case. I didn’t know what to expect because I had a prior record. Somehow, Joe negotiated with the prosecutor to get my retail fraud charge dismissed and put me on non reporting probation. The judge said it feels like Christmas in July! Abdo Law is second to none and they did an amazing job guiding me through the criminal justice system
  • Joe is the best. He represented me for my 2nd DUI. I actually had a better outcome on my second DUI then my first . He went above and beyond to make sure that everything was fair and help me progress in my life. If you need a good lawyer you should call Joe at ABDO!
  • Hands down the best law firm around! Cy, Matt, and Joe went to bat for me when I was facing a 14 year felony and got it reduced to a misdemeanor with no jail time and only fines. I am so thankful I contacted them first. I can never thank them enough.
  • ABDO LAW gets deals that nobody else can. Whether a traffic ticket or criminal case, these guys make it happen. Today, Joe represented me in Shelby Township and got me the best deal possible. Even the judge told me that Joe worked out the best deal possible. I’ll be recommending ABDO LAW to everyone!
  • “Campbell truly connected with me”
  • “Very grateful for his help and guidance.”
Representative Clients

Adults, Juveniles, First Time Offenders, Habitual Offenders, Out-of-State Residents and Canadians.

Featured Pro Bono Activities

Arthur Neef Law Library of Wayne State University Law School Information Technician
Conducted legal research for indigent patrons on issues including but not limited to determining section 8 eligibility, interpreting Michigan Court Rules for case preparation, and explaining patrons’ due process rights.

Non-Legal Activities

Founder of Greater Detroit Coalition, a nonprofit organization based out of Detroit’s Lafayette Park neighborhood with a mission of uniting and empowering Metro Detroit youth to achieve their dreams.

Client Reviews
The level of service exceeded my expectations, your devotion to my refusal to settle for a lessor misdemeanor was reassuring and inspired, and the team's creative interpretation of the law in finding a comparable civil infraction was legendary. It was a five-star experience. Thank you for refusing to settle when I was innocent of my accused crime. Satisfied Client, Assault Charge DISMISSED
Matt and his staff...turned a terrible situation in my life into a positive life learning experience. Not many court cases end up being a positive in life, but Abdo Law delivered just that. Going with their firm was the best decision I could have made and I owe them everything for turning my bad decision into a extremely manageable situation. Thank you Abdo law!!!! Bill L., Satisfied Client
The Abdo Law Firm represented myself during one of my biggest times of need in my life. They handled my cases with ease and met my expectations far beyond what I anticipated. Not only did they got one, but two domestic violence charges completely dropped. I would have been lost without this five-star Law Firm. Satisfied Client, 2 Separate Assault Charges DISMISSED
Abdo law FOUGHT and got my DUI kicked out of court when my job was on line. Five Stars! Satisfied Client, OWI DISMISSED