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James W. Chryssikos

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Troy, MI

James Chryssikos Law Firm, PLLC
1111 W. Long Lake Rd., Suite 202
Troy, MI 48098
Phone: 248-290-0515
Fax: 248-641-9921
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022
Licensed in Michigan Since: 2000
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

James W. Chryssikos is the founder of James Chryssikos Law Firm, PLLC, based in Troy, Michigan. Focusing his practice almost exclusively on family law, he represents clients throughout the greater Detroit metropolitan area. Mr. Chryssikos assists people whose marriages are coming to an end and who are facing decisions related to the division of marital assets and debts, child custody and visitation, and alimony and child support. Although he handles many of these matters through litigation, he is trained in collaborative divorce, and thus he often helps his clients reach an accord on some of these issues through that alternative dispute resolution method.

Mr. Chryssikos regularly prepares and reviews prenuptial agreements, and he has experience with paternity disputes. In addition to his family law practice, he provides estate planning advice and counsel to clients who are contemplating the preparation of wills, trusts, and health care and financial powers of attorneys, and he has appeared before the probate court with respect to adult guardianship and conservatorship proceedings. The high regard in which Mr. Chryssikos is held by his fellow professionals is reflected in his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo.

Mr. Chryssikos attended Michigan State University and received a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1996. His legal education came at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, where he was active in Moot Court competitions before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2000. Admitted to practice before all Michigan courts, Mr. Chryssikos was a shareholder at another Detroit-area firm before founding his own firm in February 2014.

*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
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law


5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022

About James W. Chryssikos

First Admitted: 2000

Professional Webpage:

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Completed 40 Hours Domestic Relations Mediation Training and 8 Hour Domestic Violence Screening Training
  • Certificate of Completion in the area of Family Law, Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Certificate of Completion from Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan, 2014; Certificate of Completion for The Family Law Certificate Program from The Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, State Bar of Michigan - Member, 2020
  • Family Law Council, State Bar of Michigan, Council Member
  • Legislative Committee, Family Law Council, Co-Chair
  • Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan - Board of Directors
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Hellenic Bar Association of Michigan, Past Vice-President
  • Certificate of Completion in the area of Family Law, Family Law Section, State Bar of Michigan
  • Family Law Section, Michigan Bar Association, Member
  • Collaborative Divorce Committee, Family Law Council, Past-Chair
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • Oakland County Bar Association


  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Book Award for Advanced Legal Writing
  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Membership in the National Order of Barristers
  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Moot Court Board of Directors, Managing Editor
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell as Preeminent in the area of Family Law

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Troy Chamber of Commerce

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Michigan Family Law Journal, Editorial Board

Educational Background

  • Juris Doctor - University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 2000
  • Bachelor of Arts, Michigan State University, 1996

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Super Lawyers Selectee in Family Law, 2020
  • Super Lawyers Selectee in Family Law, 2019
  • Super Lawyers Selectee in Family Law, 2018
  • Rated 10 out of 10 on, 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell - Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards, 2015
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Office Location for James W. Chryssikos

1111 W. Long Lake Rd.
Suite 202
Troy, MI 48098

Phone: 248-290-0515

Fax: 248-641-9921

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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