Andrew Abood

Andrew P. Abood has over a quarter century of experience practicing law. He began working alongside his father in 1987 first as a law clerk and then as a lawyer. Here, he developed strong advocacy skills with an attention to detail, and became committed to the firm’s philosophy that for every wrong there is a remedy. He believes that this single philosophy applies across the board to the defense of those wrongfully charged. Andrew continued his father’s legacy by establishing his own practice in 1997, specializing in criminal defense, personal injury, domestic relations, employment law, workers compensation, social security disability, real estate, and corporate and business transactions.   

From 1990 to 1992, Andrew clerked for Michigan Supreme Court Justice Michael Cavanagh. During that time, he was exposed to arguments by some of the best attorneys in the State. He worked directly on complex legal problems that had reached the State’s highest court.

Although Andrew’s practice is fairly diverse, he is first and foremost a trial attorney. He does not shy away from a case because of its notoriety or public scrutiny, and has appeared on Nancy Grace, Larry King, and Joan Velez Mitchell to talk about high-profile cases. Andrew has taken on several cases that were in the media spotlight. When the Honorable Beverley Nettles Nickerson was wrongfully arrested by Meridian Township and charged with Operating While Intoxicated, she trusted Andrew to represent her.

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 The charges were ultimately dismissed. When Attorney Charles Ford’s cousin was charged with Open Murder for the death of his girlfriend, Charles Ford turned to Andrew, and was found not guilty. When Ingham County Sheriff’s department searched for 7-year-old Ricky Holland, focusing on parents Lisa and Tim Holland, Lisa’s parents retained Andrew. 

Andrew has practiced in local and State and Federal courts, including the Federal Court of Claims, and has appeared in courtrooms in nearly every county in Michigan. He has also been granted the special status of pro hoc vice in other states, including Illinois, Ohio, and Florida. Cases in Ohio and Illinois went to appellate courts where he’s twice argued in the Illinois Court of Appeals, as well as the Ohio Court of Appeals.

“The fallacy of the cliche ‘no man is above the law’ is that our country has had laws that discriminate based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation and ethnicity. The law is not perfect. It is created by men and women who are imperfect. Don’t hire a lawyer who cites cliches. Great lawyers help clients rise above the law, and stand on principle.”– Andrew Abood

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Andrew Abood

Andrew Abood

Andrew P. Abood has over a quarter century of experience practicing law. He began working alongside his father in 1987 first as a law clerk and then as a lawyer. Here, he developed strong advocacy skills with an attention to detail, and became committed to the firm’s philosophy that for every wrong there is a remedy. He believes that this single philosophy applies across the board to the defense of those wrongfully charged. Andrew continued his father’s legacy by establishing his own practice in 1997, specializings in criminal defense, personal injury, domestic relations, employment law, workers compensation, social security disability, real estate, and corporate and business transactions.   

From 1990 to 1992, Andrew  clerked for Michigan Supreme Court Justice Michael Cavanagh. During that time, he was exposed to arguments by some of the best attorneys in the State. He worked directly on complex legal problems that had reached the State’s highest court.

Although Andrew’s practice is fairly diverse, he is first and foremost a trial attorney. He does not shy away from a case because of its notoriety or public scrutiny, and has appeared on Nancy Grace, Larry King, and Joan Velez Mitchell to talk about high-profile cases. Andrew has taken on several cases that were in the media spotlight. When the Honorable Beverley Nettles Nickerson was wrongfully arrested by Meridian Township and charged with Operating While Intoxicated, she trusted Andrew to represent her.

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The charges were ultimately dismissed. When Attorney Charles Ford’s cousin was charged with Open Murder for the death of his girlfriend, Charles Ford turned to Andrew, and was found not guilty. When Ingham County Sheriff’s department searched for 7-year-old Ricky Holland, focusing on parents Lisa and Tim Holland, Lisa’s parents retained Andrew. 

Andrew has practiced in local and State and Federal courts, including the Federal Court of Claims, and has appeared in courtrooms in nearly every county in Michigan. He has also been granted the special status of pro hoc vice in other states, including Illinois, Ohio, and Florida.  Cases in Ohio and Illinois went to appellate courts where he’s twice argued in the Illinois Court of Appeals, as well as the Ohio Court of Appeals.

“The fallacy of the cliche ‘no man is above the law’ is that our country has had laws that discriminate based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation and ethnicity. The law is not perfect. It is created by men and women who are imperfect. Don’t hire a lawyer who cites cliches. Great lawyers help clients rise above the law, and stand on principle.”– Andrew Abood

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Andrew Abood

Background

Education

Michigan State University
Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 1990

Clerkships

Clerked for the Michigan Supreme Court from 1990 to 1992

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers;
    Ingham County Bar Association
  • Criminal Defense Association of Michigan
  • Colorado Bar Association;
    American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Michigan Association for Justice 2014
  • National College for DUI Defense 2014
  • Lansing Community College Board of Trustees Member

Awards

  • Crystal Award of Recognition 2014
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, Top 10 Client Satisfaction Award 2014 and 2015
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, Top 10 Client Satisfaction Award 2015
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, Top 10 Client Satisfaction Award 2014 and 2015
  • National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2014 and 2015
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Nation’s Top One Percent 2015
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys Top 10 Attorney Award 2014
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense, Top 100 OWI Attorneys in Michigan 2013 and 2014
  • American Society of Legal Advocates, Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer in Michigan 2014
  • Hour Detroit magazine, Face of Criminal Law 2015
  • City Pulse-WLNS TV 6, Top of the Town Award for Best Lawyers 2015 
 

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan and Colorado
  • Federal District Courts in Eastern and Western Michigan
  • Practiced before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals 
  • Previously admitted pro hoc vice to: Illinois, Ohio, Florida
    United States Court of Claims
  • Federal District Court for the Southern District of California

Media & Publications

Television Appearances: 

  • Larry King
  • Nancy Grace 
  • Joan Valez Mitchell
  • Court TV
  • True TV
  • Numerous Radio shows
Print: 
  • Published Twice in the Cooley Law Review

Contact Me About Your Case

The criminal defense and personal injury attorneys at the Abood Law Firm are happy to provide initial consultations at no charge to prospective clients, and are able to advise clients 365 days a year. Contact us today to see how Abood Law Firm in Birmingham and Lansing, MI can help you.

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