John C. Elkhoury, Esq
A life-long resident of Macomb County, John graduated from De La Salle Collegiate High School in 2002 and then earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Pre-Law from Oakland University’s College of Arts and Sciences in 2006. John then earned a Juris Doctor degree from Western Michigan Thomas M. Cooley Law School in September 2010. While in law school, John clerked for the Honorable Edward A. Servitto at the Macomb County Circuit Court. After passing the State of Michigan Bar Examination, John started his own law practice in Macomb County in May 2011. John also worked with the Abdo Law Firm in Clinton Township in an Of Counsel capacity from October 2011 to May 2018.
In 2018 John was named a Super Lawyers "Rising Star". An exclusive list which that recognizes no more than just 2.5% of attorneys. In 2019 John was again named as Super Lawyers "Rising Star". In 2020 John again named a Super Lawyers "Rising Star" for the third straight year. In 2021 John was yet again named a Super Lawyers "Rising Star" for the fourth consecutive year.
In 2020, John was named one of the 18 Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Michigan by Expertise.
Also in 2020, John was contacted by the A & E Network to discuss current issues facing the legal community during the Covid-19 global pandemic for the television series Accused: Guilty or Innocent.
In 2021, John was named one of the 35 Best Detroit Criminal Defense Lawyers by Expertise and a Top 10 Attorney in Michigan according to Attorney and Practice Magazine.
John focuses his practice in the tri-county and surrounding areas. Since opening his doors, John has helped thousands of clients in numerous areas of the law.
*De La Salle Collegiate High School, 2002
*B.A., Oakland University, 2006
*J.D., Western Michigan Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2010
*Admitted, State Bar of Michigan, 2011
*Admitted, Eastern District of Michigan, Federal Court, 2011
*American Bar Association, 2011-Present
*Macomb County Bar Association, 2011-Present
*Macomb County Bar Association (Young Lawyers Section), 2011-Present
*State Bar of Michigan, 2011-Present
*State Bar of Michigan (Young Lawyers Section), 2011-Present
*National Trial Lawyers Association, 2014-Present
*National Association of Distinguished Counsel (Top One Percent), 2014-Present
*De La Salle Collegiate-Pliot Bar Association, 2018-Present
*18 Best Detroit Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2020
*35 Best Detroit Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2021
*Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
*National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40: 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019,2020,2021,2022
*National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Top 10 Under 40: 2014
*The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Nation's Top One Percent: 2015-Present
*American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, Top 10 Under 40: 2015-Present
*American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 10 Best for Client Satisfaction: 2016-Present
*American Society of Legal Advocates, Top 40 Lawyers Under 40: 2016-Present
*AVVO, Client's Choice: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
*AVVO, Suberb Attorney Ratings: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
*Attorney and Practice Magazine, Top 10 Attorney: 2021