ANTHONY URBANI II

Anthony Urbani, II was born in Detroit, Michigan. He is the youngest of four siblings. Both of his parents, Gaeton, Sr., and Florence, were born in the Province of Frozenone, Italy. His father attended Cass Tech High School and the University of Detroit, graduating in 1930 with a mechanical engineering degree and in 1933 with a law degree. Gaeton, Sr., was the founder of the firm that exists today as Urbani & Marshall, P.C., over 80 years later.

Anthony Urbani, II, graduated from Austin Catholic Preparatory High School and University of Detroit (with honors), University of Detroit graduate school. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Detroit College of Law, now known as Michigan State College of Law in 1982.

Anthony Urbani, II, graduated from Austin Catholic Preparatory High School and University of Detroit (with honors), University of Detroit graduate school. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Detroit College of Law, now known as Michigan State College of Law in 1982.

Through hard work and long hours, Anthony Urbani, II, developed the firm into one of the largest full-service firms in Macomb County in the 1980’s and early 1990’s. Since the mid-1990’s, the firm has streamlined the size of its members to concentrate on all matters involving family law, decedent estates, real estate, civil and criminal litigation, bankruptcy and select personal injury and malpractice matters.

Throughout his 30+ years of the law practice, Anthony Urbani, II, has been involved in cases before many District and Circuit Courts throughout Michigan. He has also had cases that went before the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court and United States Federal District Courts, both in and out of the State of Michigan. His father’s landmark case before the Michigan Supreme Court in 1958, is still the law of the land and is, to this date, part of the jury instructions for trials involving probate matters.

Education

  • Law School: Detroit College of Law, J.D., 1982

  • Law School Honors/Involvement: Received the highest grade in Uniform Commercial Code Seminar taught by Bradford Stone, noted author and national authority on this subject matter who also edited the U.C.C. portion of the Michigan Compiled Laws; Sigma Nu Phi Legal Fraternity, Officer.

  • Graduate School: University of Detroit Graduate School – Philosophy, 1975-1976

  • Undergraduate School: University of Detroit, A.B., 1975

  • Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement: Cum laude with double major/ minor; member Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity, Officer.

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
    Criminal Defense

  • Estate Planning & Probate

  • Real Estate

  • Business Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Oakland County

  • Macomb County

  • Wayne County

Professional Memberships

  • Longest-serving past chair of the Family Law Committee of the Macomb County Bar Association and a key player in the formation of the County’s Family Law Court, mandated by the State of Michigan.

  • Board of Director of the Macomb County Bar Foundation.

  • Board of Director for the newly-formed Macomb County Veteran’s Court.

  • Member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

  • Member and past president of the Italian Bar Association of Michigan.

  • Developed, organized and was the Master of Ceremony for the following sell-out events:
    – Dancing with the Judges
    – Judge Mark Switalski’s Summer Roast that raised thousands of dollars for law-related scholarships and other programs for the Bar Foundation

  • Organized and was Master of Ceremony for Judges Antonio Viviano and James Biernat retirement dinner.

  • Frequent host of Legally Speaking cable television show with esteemed panelists to assist the public in the education of various legal topics

  • Key-note speaker for ICLE seminars relating to evaluation and dividing of social security benefits and retirement medical benefits as part of the marital estate.

  • Past member of the American Bar Association and sustaining member of Michigan Trial Lawyers Association.

Honors and Awards

Frequent recipient of the Michigan Super Lawyer in Family Law (2008-present); distinguished Michigan Leading Lawyer in areas of family law; received the Special Services award from the Macomb County Bar Association for the development and organization of the “Dancing with the Judges,” which was a huge success and raised money for law-related scholarships; yearly participant in the invitation-only Michigan Family Court Forum; and recipient of the Justinian Award from the Italian American Bar Association of Michigan as well as the Kenneth Rancilio Memorial Award, included in the Marquis and Covington publications of Who’s Who.

Community Involvement

  • Guild Member – St. John Providence Health System

  • Member Detroit Athletic Club

  • Member Knights of Columbus

  • Member Second Century Club – Detroit College of Law

  • Trustee of the San Pangrazio Marty Society

  • Past Member of Detroit Polo Club

  • Past Member of Grosse Pointe Hunt Club

  • Served as mentor to newly-admitted lawyers to the Macomb County Bar Association

  • Frequently serve as judge for National Moot Court Competition at Michigan State College of Law, as well as state and local High School Moot Court competitions and advocacy programs

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