Detroit’s Premier Defense Law Firm

Chris Kessel Law is Michigan’s premiere litigation firm. Whether you need one of the area’s top criminal defense attorneys or a skilled civil litigator, we have the experience to get you the results you deserve. We represent clients in all lower peninsula district courts, circuit courts, appellate courts, as well as the United States Court for the Eastern District.

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The Proof Is In The Numbers

For the better part of a decade, Chris Kessel has proven to be Metro Detroit's best criminal defense and family law attorney -- with the numbers to prove it. No matter the circumstances surrounding your case, clients can trust that they will receive a highly skilled and experienced legal defense team that consistently exceeds expectations and puts the client's best interests first.

In 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018, Chris was selected as one of Michigan's Rising Stars by Super Lawyers. Each year, no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in Michigan are selected to receive this honor.


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  • “HE’S A BAD MAN, when it comes to that court room. I had a very tough case which would had made me guilty from he say, she say. But the evidence just wasn’t there. Chris worked hard from the time I contacted him until my verdict day to stress the issue of reasonable doubt. He did all that along with having a new born son at home which took away from his sleep. On March 15th, 2018 I was found NOT GUILTY of 2 felonies and 1 misdemeanor.”

    -Brandon | Detroit MI
    Home Invasion, Assault With Intent To Do Bodily Harm & Malicious Destruction of Property

  • “Chris was the attorney for my nephews case. It was pretty intense, we really thought this could go badly. When jury came back with a NOT guilty we were so thankful for the excellent work Chris had done. Highly recommend. Thank you!”

    -B.B. | Mount Clemons, MI
    Criminal Sexual Conduct 2nd Degree

  • “Chris knows what he’s doing! Case closed and dismissed!”

    -Vincent | Wyandotte, MI
    Possession with intent to deliver marijuana