Jeffrey Lance Abood

Top rated Family Law attorney in Birmingham, Michigan

Abood Law Firm
Jeffrey Lance Abood
Abood Law Firm

Practice Areas: Family Law, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Michigan since: 2009

Education: The Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2023

Abood Law Firm

855 Forest Ave
Birmingham, MI 48009 Visit website


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

·        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

Family Law, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

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

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

First Admitted: 2009, Michigan

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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

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Excellent attorney.”

Office location for Jeffrey Lance Abood

855 Forest Ave
Birmingham, MI 48009

Phone: 248-549-0000


1 Year Super Lawyers
12 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2012 - 2023

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