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Miller Canfield Lawyer Thomas Phillips Appointed to State Board of Ethics

April 1, 2013

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has appointed Thomas C. Phillips of the law firm Miller Canfield to the State Board of Ethics for the State of Michigan.

The State Board of Ethics is a seven-member body with jurisdiction to investigate complaints made about the ethical conduct of certain state employees and officers of the executive branch.

“I’m honored to be asked by the Governor to serve in this important position.  I look forward to serving with the distinguished members of this board,” said Phillips, who retired as a principal at Miller Canfield in December 2012 after 34 years with the firm.  He is currently Of Counsel to the firm in the Lansing office. 

Phillips is a former Michigan Assistant Attorney General and Special Assistant Attorney General.  At Miller Canfield since 1978, he was elected by his partners as a Managing Director of the firm and also served as leader of the firm’s Energy, Environmental and Regulatory Group for many years.  He has extensive experience assisting clients on a wide variety of environmental and regulatory issues.  Recently, he was involved in representing clients in two of the state’s largest environmental investigation and remediation projects.  He has represented municipalities, universities, and corporations in matters before both state and federal regulators.