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Matthew S. Abdo

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

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Everything you want in a lawyer.
- Client Testimonial, click for more below

Matthew Abdo has an established reputation as a caring and compassionate criminal defense attorney with the demonstrated ability to achieve positive outcomes for even the most difficult of cases. These qualities were identified in a recent letter from a client that 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 had to say. He worked hard on my case and the outcome was the best I could have asked for.”

Matthew’s accumulated triumphs did not go unnoticed. After a short three years with Abdo Law, he was named partner in 2013.

Matthew believes that
“Defending and assisting the accused in achieving or mediating an ideal outcome regarding their case requires experience, strategy and influence. The criminal justice system is not a “one size fits all” institution; unfortunately, many times this modality is what ends up determining the fate of a case. As legal issues are generally not black and white, a proper defense is invaluable in achieving fair results for anyone implicated in a criminal matter.”

Cy M. Abdo, the firm’s founder, says, “Matt has what it takes to take this firm to the next generation and beyond.”


J.D., Michigan State University College of Law, 2010
Magna Cum Laude

B.A., Michigan State University, 2006
With Honor

Notable Case Results
  • 2010 - 2015, THOUSANDS of criminal appearances completed successfully
  • 2010 - 2015, HUNDREDS of license restorations granted
  • 2015, Dismissal, 10 year assault felony
  • 2015, Dismissal, 10 year assault felony
  • 2015, Dismissal, possession of marijuana
  • 2015, Dismissal, domestic violence
  • 2015, Dismissal, domestic violence
  • 2015, Dismissal, 5 year domestic violence felony
  • 2015, Dismiss felony assault with a deadly weapon, misdemeanor to dismissed upon compliance, no jail
  • 2015, Full license granted, DLAD hearing
  • 2015, Dismissal, OWI
  • 2015, Dismissal, leaving the scene of a property damage accident
  • 2015, HYTA status (dismissal upon compliance), co-defendants each with 4 counts of felonies for malicious destruction of property, no jail
  • 2015, Dismissal, retail fraud
  • 2014, deferred sentence for life felony
  • 2014, Dismiss felony, embezzlement greater than $20,000, misdemeanor, no jail
  • 2014, Not guilty trial verdict, assault
  • 2013, Not guilty trial verdict, assault
  • 2013, Dismissal, OWI
  • 2013, HYTA status (dismissal upon compliance), multiple home invasion felonies, no jail
  • 2013, HYTA status (dismissal upon compliance) and no jail for an individual charged with 20 year terrorism offense
  • 2013, Dismissal, domestic violence
  • 2013, Not guilty jury verdict, negligent homicide case
  • 2013, Appeal to Circuit Court, Case Overturned and license granted
  • 2012, Not guilty trial verdict, negligence case
  • 2012, Dismissal of dog bite case
  • 2012, HYTA for client charged with food poisoning of teacher, 10 year felony
  • 2011, Dismissal of marijuana charges
  • 2011, Dismissal of felony assault with intent to murder
Awards, Certifcates, And Accolades
  • 2016, Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • 2010, Michigan State University College of Law, Juris Doctor Magna Cum Laude
  • 2007, Michigan State University, Bachelor of Arts with Honors
  • 2015, Clients Choice Award, AVVO
  • 2015, Excellent – Featured Criminal Attorney, AVVO
  • 2015, Nation’s Top 1%, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2014, Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014, Top Contributor, AVVO
  • 2012, Clients Choice Award, AVVO
  • 2010, Deans List, Michigan State University College of Law
  • 2009, Deans List, Michigan State University College of Law
  • 2008, Deans List, Michigan State University College of Law
  • 2006, Deans List, Michigan State University
  • 2005, Deans List, Michigan State University
  • 2004, Deans List, Michigan State University
  • 2003, Deans List, Michigan State University
  • 2010 - Present, State Bar of Michigan
  • 2010 - Present, Macomb County Bar Association
  • 2015, SADO - Criminal Defense Resource Center
  • 2015, Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • 2015, Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys
  • 2015, Committee – Criminal Law, Macomb County Bar
  • 2015, Section Member General Practice, State Bar of Michigan
  • 2015, Section Member Administrative and Regulatory Law, State Bar of Michigan
  • 2015, Member, National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2014-2015, Member, National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2011- Present, Section Member Criminal Law, State Bar of Michigan
  • 2011, Section Member Young Lawyers Association, State Bar of Michigan
  • 2011-2012, Member, American Bar Association
  • 2009-2010, Editor, Journal of Business & Securities Law
Client Testimonials
  • Exceeding expectations. You and your father’s ability to make a very unpleasant and nerve racking situation into a workable solution was greatly appreciated.
  • He has the ability to be persuasive without being argumentative or abrasive. His presentation is precise and professional. His appearance reflects confidence.
  • He kept me well informed every step of the way and ultimately got all charges dismissed!!! I needed a hardworking and trustworthy attorney to deliver and Matt Abdo was there for me!
  • I would give this man more than 5 stars if I could. Being a lawyer for only 4 years, this young man's character automatically attracts respect in the court room by judges and fellow lawyers.
  • I never felt like Matthew was just doing his job, either. He treated me as an equal and carried a sense of compassion about him. I am certain if not for him and the Abdo Law Firm, my situation would be much worse.
  • Matt Abdo and Abdo Law Firm is the best in Macomb County
  • I was shocked to see that I got an email response back before I could go onto the next possible law firm questionnaire.
  • Matt is Knowledgeable, Matt will fight, and Matt will get the results that you need!
  • Get it right and keep it tight The Abdo Law firm is #1
  • MOST CREATIVE, TENACIOUS AND DEDICATED LAWYER. I would highly recommend Matthew Abdo. He instantly eased my concerns when I called him about my case.
  • If you're in need help, this should be the first number you call!
  • Great Attorney!! We were scared to death about my going to jail. We would have lost our house and so much more. Until we talked to the Abdo Law Firm.
  • Great lawyer = Great outcome. After staying on top of everything and keeping me informed and updated on what was going on, my 10 year felony was reduced to a misdemeanor of disorderly conduct

Matthew is an exceptional lawyer and human being who values his relationships with his clients and is held in high esteem amongst his peers.