Robert D. Ihrie

Attorney Profile

Top Rated State, Local & Municipal Attorney in St. Clair Shores, MI

Ihrie O'Brien
 | 24055 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 2000
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080
Phone: 586-778-7778
Fax: 586-778-5990
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • State, Local & Municipal (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Family Law (20%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%)
Attorney Profile

The senior partner of Ihrie O'Brien, located in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, Robert D. Ihrie represents clients throughout the Detroit metropolitan area and across the state. He has a diverse practice, including criminal defense, family law, estate planning and administration, probate and elder law issues. Mr. Ihrie is also active in the firm's governmental law section, providing advice and counsel to local municipalities in a variety of matters, including defending them against lawsuits and drafting parental responsibility and other ordinances.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Ihrie attended Wayne State University in Detroit and received a Bachelor of Science in 1973. He then pursued his legal studies at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1976. He is admitted to practice before all Michigan state courts.

The high degree of ethics that Mr. Ihrie has exhibited throughout his career as well as his excellent track record on behalf of his clients has earned him the esteem of his fellow attorneys. This is evidenced by his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Ihrie has spoken on several topics for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, the education provider of the State Bar of Michigan, in order to help other attorneys improve their own practices. He is also an active participant in several legal organizations, including the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys and the State Bar of Michigan. A former member of the board of directors of the Macomb County Bar Association, Mr. Ihrie has also served on the board of directors of Cops for Kids, Inc., a nonprofit organization.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

State, Local & Municipal (40%): State, Local & Municipal Litigation

Personal Injury - General (20%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

Family Law (20%)

Criminal Defense (20%): Criminal Law, Probation

Focus Areas

State, Local & Municipal Litigation, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Criminal Law, Probation


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Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019

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About Robert Ihrie

Admitted: 1976, Michigan

Professional Webpage:


  • Martindale-Hubbell Legal Rating: AV, Highest Ethical Rating and Legal Skill
  • Designated as "Top Attorney" Super Lawyers Publication in the Field of Government and Municipal Law, 2008 - 2009

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Michigan, 1976
  • Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys
  • Macomb County Bar Association, Former Director
  • State Bar of Michigan, Public Corporation Law Section, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Cops for Kids, Inc., Board of Directors

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Freedom of Information Act, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Speaker
  • "Evidence Admissibility", Contributor
  • "Prosecution of Alcohol Related Offenses", Contributor
  • "Prosecution of Drunk Drivers in Michigan", Co-Author
  • Open Meetings Act, and Drunk-Driving Prosecution, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Speaker
  • Radio and Television on Municipal Issues, Including Court T.V., The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, etc., Speaker

Educational Background:

  • Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, 1973
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Office Location for Robert D. Ihrie

24055 Jefferson Avenue
Suite 2000
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080

Phone: 586-778-7778

Fax: 586-778-5990

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Last Updated: 5/16/2019

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