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Miller Canfield Attorney Re-Elected to Environmental Law Section of State Bar of Michigan

October 30, 2003

Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. attorney, Thomas C. Phillips, was recently re-elected to the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

Phillips, a principal in the Lansing office, serves as a Managing Director of the firm and is co-chair of the Environmental and Regulatory Practice Group. In addition to his expertise in environmental law, his practice extends to eminent domain and administrative law.

He is a former assistant attorney general for the state of Michigan and, since 1983, has served as a special assistant attorney general for various environmental and eminent domain matters. He was involved in drafting and implementing amendments to Act 307, Michigan’s version of the SuperFund Statute, as well as the Part 201 amendments and the recently enacted Brownfield Redevelopment legislation. He formerly served as chairperson of the State Bar of Michigan Environmental Law Section’s SuperFund Committee.

He deals with a broad range of environmental issues at local, state, and federal levels and has represented many types of public and private-sector clients, including municipalities, manufacturing companies, school systems and universities, financial institutions, and nonprofit organizations. He has defended both civil and criminal enforcement actions.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from Concordia University of Illinois; his master’s degree from Michigan State University; and his juris doctorate, cum laude, from the University of Detroit School of Law.

The 300-attorney law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. was established in Detroit in 1852 and has offices in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Howell, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Monroe, and Troy, Michigan. Other offices are located in New York City, Pensacola, Florida, Washington, D.C., Windsor, Ontario, and in Gdynia, Katowice, and Warsaw, Poland. Visit