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Jeffrey Lance Abood

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Birmingham, MI

Abood Law Firm
470 N. Old Woodward Ave, Suite 250
Birmingham, MI 48009
Phone: 248-549-0000
Fax: 248-549-2222
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2021
Licensed in Michigan Since: 2009
Practice Areas: Family Law (60%), Criminal Defense (30%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Jeffrey Lance Abood is an attorney with The Abood Law Firm, which has law offices in East Lansing, Birmingham and Grand Rapids, Michigan, as well as Chicago, Illinois. A top-rated, award-winning lawyer with more than 11 years of legal experience, Mr. Abood provides unmatched representation and support to clients across Michigan who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·        Family law and divorce

·        Criminal defense and traffic violations

·        Personal injury and motor vehicle accidents

Regarded as one of Michigan's leading divorce attorneys, Mr. Abood has extensive experience handling high-asset divorce cases, and he has assisted numerous clients with protecting their rights and interests and achieving the favorable outcomes they seek for their matters involving child custody and support, property division and all other related matters.

Moreover, Mr. Abood has handled a variety of high-profile cases for prominent professional athletes and elected officials, and he has become the preferred litigator for a nationally known sports team. Over the course of his legal career, he has achieved notable success with a wide range of issues, including highly contentious custody proceedings and the wrongful termination of a teacher. His success has garnered him international recognition, and he has earned numerous top rankings and endorsements from his peers.

Among his most notable accolades, Mr. Abood recently earned designation as a Top 10 Family Law Attorney from Attorney & Practice Magazine as well as designation as among the country's 10 Best Attorneys from the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys. Since 2018, he has received recognition as an Expert in the Field of Family Law from DBusiness Top Lawyers, and he has received perennial designation as a Best Divorce Lawyer from HOUR Detroit Magazine.

Honored for his outstanding commitment and service to his clients, Mr. Abood has earned the 10 Best in Client Satisfaction Award from the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys and the American Institute for Family Law Attorneys, and he has received 10 out of 10 client ratings on Avvo.

A 2004 graduate of Wayne State University, Mr. Abood obtained his Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2008. He is an active member of The Sports Lawyers Association, the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan and the Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys, and he is a sustaining fellow with the Oakland County Bar Association. He is also active with various other legal organizations as well as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber board of directors.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Family Law
  • 30%Criminal Defense
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, Motor Vehicle Accidents


10 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2012 - 2021

About Jeffrey Lance Abood

First Admitted: 2009

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Sustaining Fellow Member of The Oakland County Bar Association
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration/International
  • Member of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Association
  • Member of The Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys
  • Member of The Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber Board of Directors 
  • Michigan 
  • Member of The Sports Lawyers Association

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Association of Chiefs of Police Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner Course Certified

Educational Background

  • Wayne State University
  • Missouri Southern State University


  • 3 Years 10 Best Under 40, 2016; American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys 
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys Under 40 In Michigan, National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys; 2014 & 2015
  • Client Satisfaction 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2018; American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • Client Satisfaction 10 Best 2014, 2015, & 2016; American Institute for Family Law Attorneys, Nation’s Top One Percent 2015 & 2019; National Academy of Distinguished Counsel
  • Rising Star 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019; Super Lawyers
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 in Michigan, 2014 & 2015; National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • Top 40 Lawyer Under 40, 2016, American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Best Divorce Lawyer 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, HOUR Detroit Magazine
  • Expert in the Field of Family Law 2018, 2019 & 2020; DBusiness Top Lawyers 
  • 10 Best Attorneys, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2020
  • America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2020
  • Best Divorce Attorney, HOUR Detroit Magazine, 2012
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorneys, Attorney & Practice Magazine, 2020

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Hour Detroit Magazine: The Face of Divorce – Jeffrey Lance Abood
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Office Location for Jeffrey Lance Abood

470 N. Old Woodward Ave
Suite 250
Birmingham, MI 48009

Phone: 248-549-0000

Fax: 248-549-2222

Last Updated: 3/10/2021

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