Jeffrey Lance Abood

Abood Law Firm - Birmingham, MI
470 N Old Woodward Ave Ste 250
Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 549-0000

Jeffrey Lance Abood graduated Summa Cum Laude from Wayne State University and earned his law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and follows in a long family tradition of serving people as a litigator.

Based in Birmingham Michigan, Jeffrey practices in the areas of family law (including divorce, child custody and support) and criminal defense (including alcohol and drug related offenses and white collar crime). Jeffrey is one of Michigan’s premiere Divorce attorneys, and is a favored litigator for Nationally known sports teams. He has handled cases before the Michigan Liquor Control Commission and Michigan Lottery Bureau, sat on the Criminal Justice Advisory Board of Wayne State University, and serves as General Counsel to Metro-Detroit non-profit organizations.

His contacts and relationships make him a force as a legal practitioner, and his attention to detail has led him to lead counsel on a number of high-profile cases that have garnered international attention, including the wrongful termination case of a teacher, a child custody dispute, and representation of high-profile professional athletes and elected officials.

In addition to being dynamic in the courtroom, he has authored numerous articles on the subject of divorce, and both local and national media regularly look to him to contribute to or opine on the subject. The courts, meanwhile, appreciate his skill and ability to resolve complex disputes. He is active in serving the community, and is a proud member of several charitable and community boards, and has served as a director of the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce.

Missouri Southern State University
Wayne State University
Thomas M. Cooley Law School


DBusiness 2022 Top Lawyer
DBusiness 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, Top Lawyer
Super Lawyers 2021, 2020
Top 10 Family Law Attorneys, Attorney & Practice Magazine, 2020
10 Best Attorneys, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2020
America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2020
Expert in the Field of Family Law 2018, 2019 & 2020; DBusiness Top Lawyers
Top 40 Lawyer Under 40, 2016, American Society of Legal Advocates
Best Divorce Lawyer 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, HOUR Detroit Magazine
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
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
Client Satisfaction 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2018; American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
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

Member of The Sports Lawyers Association
Sustaining Fellow Member of The Oakland County Bar Association (The Fellow title is limited to five percent or less of active members)
Member of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Association
Member of The Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration/International
Association of Chiefs of Police Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner Course Certified
Member of The Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber Board of Directors

Television Appearances:
Numerous TV and News interviews
Hour Detroit Magazine: The Face of Divorce – Jeffrey Lance Abood – Abood Law Firm