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Philip E. Hamilton

Senior Attorney




J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2005

International Law Certificate, University of Amsterdam, 2004

B.A., University of Michigan, 2000

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals

  • Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Courts

  • Eastern District of Michigan
  • Western District of Michigan

Phil is a member of Miller Canfield's Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group and handles complex commercial and business litigation matters.

He has represented businesses in civil litigation and defense, employment and labor disputes, city regulatory matters, drafting contracts, collection on accounts and judgments. Phil has also counseled companies on acquisitions at local, regional and national levels, and consulted with small businesses on various licensing, compliance and permit issues, and assisted those businesses in the formation of LLC's, corporations and other business organizational structures working in close contact with accounting professionals.

Phil has defended small and medium-sized businesses in insurance matters, counseled non-profit organizations in tax-exemption applications and appeal process, managed outside counsel on nationwide asbestos arbitration and litigation matters for major automotive manufacturers and tier one suppliers, and successfully represented business clients before the USPTO in trademark applications.


Paul J. Hergenroeder Trial Advocacy Excellence Award, Recipient (2005)

Jonathan M. Ault National Mock Trial Team, Member and Prize Recipient (2005)

Professional Activities

State Bar of Michigan

American Bar Association

National Bar Association

Kalamazoo Bar Association

The Charles A. Pratt Bar Association, President

Kalamazoo Community Foundation Professional Advisors Council

American Red Cross, Southwest Michigan, Board Member

American Inns of Court (Lansing Chapter), Former Associate Member

Davis-Dunnings Bar Association, Former President

Entrepreneurship Institute of Mid-Michigan, Former Board President

Universal Capoeira Angola Center, Inc., Former Board Member