Anthony Urbani II

Urbani & Marshall, P.C.
Macomb County
Anthony Urbani II
  • Criminal Law

  • DUI, Traffic

  • Family and Divorce

I have been retained by thousands of people for divorce, pre/post-nuptial,contested custody, parenting time, child support general civil, real estate, criminal, probate and and contemporaneous tort matters. I understand that each client has a unique set of circumstances and goals, and am determined to provide excellent professional services and work with my client to achieve their desired outcome in the most cost efficient manner.

Firm Information

Urbani & Marshall, P.C.
42500 Hayes Road
Suite 100
Clinton Township, MI 48038

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Summary of Firm4 Attorneys

Gaeton Urbani founded our Law Firm in 1933 after graduating Law School at the University of Detroit.  Mr. Gaeton Urbani was born in Italy in 1906 and married Florence Urbani.  They were both immigrants to America and made Detroit their home. Since then, our firm has been aggressively defending the rights and freedoms of the people of Michigan for the past 80 years. Our long history of exceptional attorneys continue to stand ready to help you.

Practice Areas

Criminal Law

  • Appeals
  • Burglary
  • Capital Crimes/Capital Cases
  • Child Abuse
  • Computer Crimes
  • Conspiracy
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drugs
  • Expungements
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Homicide and Assault
  • Immigration Fraud
  • Juvenile
  • Medical Marijuana
  • Misdemeanor
  • Post-Conviction Habeus Corpus
  • Probation Violations
  • Search & Seizure
  • Sex Offenses
  • Shoplifting
  • Theft and Fraud
  • White Collar

DUI, Traffic

  • CDL Suspension
  • Drivers License Restoration
  • DUI / OUIL
  • Felony Auto Accidents
  • Forfeiture
  • Traffic and Moving Violations

Family and Divorce

  • Annulment
  • Appeals
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Collaborative Law
  • Disability Rights
  • Dissolution/Uncontested Divorce
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Partnerships and GLBT rights
  • Family Mediation
  • Grandparents’ Rights
  • Guardianship / Conservatorship
  • Joint Custody
  • Juvenile Neglect
  • Legal Separation
  • Military Divorce
  • Name Changes
  • Paternity
  • Power of Attorney
  • Prenuptial/Postnuptial
  • Restraining Orders / Personal Protection Orders
  • Shared Parenting Plans
  • Spousal Support
  • Stepparent Adoption
  • Support

Get to Know Me

Why did you become an attorney?

I was attending graduate school at the University of Detroit while working on my thesis in philosophy when my father, a long time attorney, was diagnosed with late stage prostate cancer.  I quickly changed my direction and appllied to law school hoping that he would able to see a family member carry on the practice of law, for which he was so very proud.  Fortunately, we were able to practice together before he passed.

What experiences (work and personal) help you to be a better attorney?

Each day I use all my past personal, professionl and life experiences to either modify or confirm my beliefs in order to become a better person and a more capable attorney in the representation of my clients. 

What made you choose your primary specialty focus of law?

Family law, Criminal law, and Real Estate have always been ares of law that came naturally to me and seem to be a good fit.  Each time I win a custody or parenting time dispute, property or spousal support claim, criminal jury verdict or even attend a simple real estate closing I am filled with an unbelievable, self-rewarding experience.  I feel that my efforts made a difference for the client and perhaps the community as a whole. 

What makes your law firm unique?

We generally do not bill by the hour or for telephone calls.  We deliberately resist implementing modern day technologies in favor of a more personal approach. We try to deliver a desired result in the fastest and most economical way. We not only listen to our cllients, we hear what our clients are saying when they speak. 

Describe your ideal client.

One who follows the advice that they paid for and understands the other party's frame of reference while evaluating their own position and what they believe to be the rght answer and approach to their legal problems. 

Describe your personal interest and hobbies.

I love to travel with my family, break bread with friends, play polo, tennis and musical instruments, perform card tricks and tell jokes, when time permits. 

Describe your charitable activities.

Donate food to Mother Theresa's Sisters of Charity, serve on the Board of Directors for Veteran's Treatment Court, provide pro bono services (free or reduced legal representation) for those in need of a lawyer who cannot afford one and pay for all the living expenses and tuition for two unbelievable daughters. 


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Typical Retainer Fees

$1500 - $2500

Fixed-Price Services and Fees

Fixed Price Services and Fees may be available depending on type of case, such as Traffic, Criminal, Bankruptcy, Wills and Real Estate Matters.


Fees by Hourly Rate

$225 - $300 depending on case


School Degree Graduated
Detroit College of LawJuris Doctorate1982
State Licenses
State Date Admitted License #
Court Admissions
  • United StatesSupreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • Michigan Supreme Court
  • American Associaton of Matrimonial Lawyers
Bar Association Memberships
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • Italian American Bar Associaton of Michigan (Past President)
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Oakland County Bar Association
Other Memberships
  • Macomb County Bar Association (Past Director)
  • Macomb County Bar Association Family Law Committee (Past Chair)
  • Macomb County Veterans Treatment Court (Director)
  • State Bar of Michigan Family Law and General Practice Sections Member
Continuing Education

American Association fo Matrimonial Lawyers Family Law Institute

Institute for Continuing Legal Education (Family, Real Estate, Criminal Law)

National Business Institute


Significant Cases

Over a seven-year period, went to the Michigan Court of Appeals, Michigan Supreme Court, back to the Court of Appeals and back to trial court in front of a different judge for a new trial deciding natural mother's rights versus grandparent/guardian rights in custody battle over minor children.  Verdict in favor of the client/mother after a five week trial. 

Obtained several favorable appelate decisions involving family law, real estate and general civil litigation.

Defense counsel in one of the largest multi-million dollaw Federal Court cases involving criminal conspracy against the United States Department of Defense.

Obtained a $24,500,000.00 Judgment relating to passenger identification at airports in the Middle East.

Obtained a not guilty verdict, after a six week trial, on a perjury case against a police officer acting as a salvage vehicle inspector.

Obtained a not guilty verdict in a date rape jury trial in Macomb County Circuit Court.

Represented plaintiff/architect in copyright infringement case in Federal District Court.

Represented land owners in Sutton Bay Area against Indian Tribe regarding the extinguishment of fishing right easement.

Represented several clients involving priority of liens in construction and real estate on both local and appelate levels.


Endorsed by Michigan Judges and peers as a Michigan Super Lawyer (2008-Present) and Michigan Leading Lawyer (2013-Present). 

Married to an unbelieveble wife and father of two awesome daughters.

Graduate of University of Detroit (Cum Laude).

Previous Employment

Gaeton Urbani founded our Law Firm in 1933 after graduating Law School at the University of Detroit.  Anthony Urbani is the son of Gaeton Urbani and has been with the firm since 1982.