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Charles H.  GabeCharles H. Gabe is a law school graduate of Wayne State University Law School in 1967, admitted to State Bar of Michigan in 1968, and U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Michigan, 1972 U.S. Supreme Court. He is a former Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Oakland County, a former instructor at the Oakland County Community College Police Academy, a former junior high school teacher, past PTA President, a past member of the Birmingham Cable Commission and a past member of Common Ground Advisory Board.   Mr. Gabe was recognized as “Best Divorce Attorney” by Metro Times and honored as a forty year member of the Oakland County Bar Association.  Mr. Gabe was also the past Chairman of the Oakland County Bar Association Juvenile Law Committee.

Practice areas: family law, divorce law, custody disputes , criminal law, corporate law and estate planning.

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Matthew C.  QuinnMatthew C. Quinn is a 1974 graduate of Detroit College of Law and was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1974 and U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Michigan, 1978 U.S. Supreme Court; City Attorney for City of Lathrup Village, 1996 - current; Attorney for Charter Township of Lyon 1998 - current; Assistant City of Novi Prosecuting Attorney, 1974 – current; and former City Attorney for City of Ferndale, 1996-1998. Mayor for the City of Novi, 1987 - 1993; Providence Hospital, Southfield, Michigan Advisory Board 1991 - 1995; Charter President of Providence Park, Novi, Michigan Community Advisory Board 1992 - 1996 and Board Member 1992 - current; Palmer Drug Abuse Center Board of Directors, Milford, Michigan, 1991 - 1997; Charter President of American Heart Association, Southwestern Oakland County Chapter, 1994 -1996 and Board Member, 1994 - 1998; Charter Member of Governing Board of Directors of Mission Health, Inc., 1994 - 1997; Michigan 50's Festival, Inc. Board of Directors, 1994 - 1999; Motorsports Museum and Hall of Fame of America, Novi, Michigan Board of Trustees, 1994 - 1998; 1994 City of Novi/Novi Jaycees' Award for Outstanding Citizen Volunteer; Southeastern Michigan Council of Governments - Transportation Advisory Counsel 1990 - 1992; featured speaker at 1988 National League of Cities Convention on topic of "Controlling Suburban Growth"; featured speaker at 1989 convention of Midwest Shopping Center Executives on the topic of "Relationship between the City and the Regional Shopping Mall"; Michigan Society of Planning Officials, 1988 - current; featured speaker at multiple regional and local professional organizations on local government topics; Novi Town Center Steering Committee, 1983 - 1993; Novi Ordinance Review Committee, 1987 - 1993; Novi Recycling Center Committee, 1988 - 1989; Michigan Association of Mayors, 1988 - 1993; Novi Civic Center implementation Committee, 1985 - 1988; Novi Civic Center Planning Committee, 1983 - 1985.

Practice areas: municipal law, real estate law, zoning law, corporate law and estate planning.

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Philip H. SeymourPhilip H. Seymour was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1974. In 1977 he was admitted to the U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Michigan, U.S. Court of Appeals - Sixth Circuit in 1988 and U.S. District Court - Western District of Michigan in 1990. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland in 1974; Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Oakland County (1974-1977); Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for the City of Novi; former Assistant City Attorney for City of South Lyon; Assistant City Attorney for City of Hazel Park; Assistant City Attorney for City of Lathrup Village; Lasalette School Board, Berkley, Michigan (1983-1988), President (1986-1988); Novi Lions Club (1980-current), Board of Directors (1992-1993) (2004-current); American Heart Association Southwest Oakland County Board of Directors (1994-1998); Holy Family Church Personnel Committee (1994-2000), Chairman (1996-1997); Holy Family Church Stewardship Commission (1996-1997); Novi Education Foundation Board of Trustees (1996-2006), Secretary of Board (1997-2001); Board of Trustees M-Club (1997-2003).

Practice areas: family law, divorce law, child custody, criminal law, real estate law, municipal prosecution, municipal law, corporate law and litigation.

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Kelli A. ElredKelli A. Eldred is a 1996 graduate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.  She was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1998 and the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan in 1998.  She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan; Probate and Estate Planning Section, American Bar Association, and participant in the Family Law Certificate Program.


Practice areas:  family law, divorce law, child custody law, probate law, estate planning, family law, real estate law and general litigation.

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Scott R. BakerScott R. Baker is a 2005 Graduate of Wayne State University Law School.  Mr. Baker obtained his BA in Business Administration from the Alma College in 2002.  Mr. Baker was admitted to the Michigan Bar in January 2006 and to the United States District Court Eastern District of Michigan in February 2006.  Mr. Baker is an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Lathrup Village.  Mr. Baker is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, American Bar Association, Oakland County Bar Association and Mr. Baker is on the Board of Directors of the Indian Lake Improvement Association. 

Practice areas:  Criminal, civil, real estate, landlord/tenant, consumer law, corporate law, estate planning, municipal law, and general litigation.

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Of Counsel Attorneys

Charles  Y. CooperCharles Y. Cooper is a law-school graduate of the University of Detroit, 1963, admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1963 and U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Michigan. He is the former municipal judge for the City of Pleasant Ridge, and he has been the principal prosecuting attorney for the City of Novi since 1972. He is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan, Oakland County Bar Association, South Oakland County Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, and the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association. He was also an instructor at Oakland County Community College and Oakland County Community College Police Academy, a former Oakland County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, and currently the attorney for the City of Pleasant Ridge.

Practice areas: personal injury law and litigation, probate law, corporate law, real estate law and municipal law.

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Arnold J. ShifmanArnold J. Shifman is a law-school graduate of Detroit College of Law, 1966, admitted to State Bar of Michigan in 1966. Admission to United States District Court - Eastern District of Michigan in 1977, 1988 U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit. He was formerly the City Attorney for the City of South Lyon, former Assistant City Attorney for the City of Ferndale, former elected member of Berkley Board of Education, former Chief Assistant to Oakland County Prosecuting Attorney for the City of South Lyon, former Assistant City Attorney for the City of Ferndale, former elected member of Berkley Board of Education, and former Chief Assistant to Oakland County Prosecuting Attorney. Mr. Shifman is currently the City Attorney for the City of Hazel Park.

Practice areas: criminal law, family law, corporate law, real estate law, litigation and municipal law.

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Attorneys

  • Charles H. Gabe - Mr. Gabe was recognized as "Best Divorce Attorney” by Metro Times.
  • Matthew C. Quinn - Mayor for the City of Novi, 1987 - 1993
  • Philip H. Seymour - Board of Trustees M-Club (1997-2003).
  • Kelli A. Eldred - State Bar of Michigan; Probate and Estate Planning Section, American Bar Association, and participant in the Family Law Certificate Program.
  • Scott R. Baker - State Bar of Michigan, American Bar Association, Oakland County Bar Association; Board of Directors of the Indian Lake Improvement Association.

Of Counsel Attorneys

  • Charles Y. Cooper - Instructor at Oakland County Community College and Oakland County Community College Police Academy.
  • Arnold J. Shifman - Former elected member of Berkley Board of Education.