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Shannon Phillips is a seasoned litigator who counsels clients in complex commercial, insurance coverage, product liability, business tort, construction defect and personal injury litigation, including class actions and multidistrict litigation.

Shannon has extensive experience in all phases of such cases, including advising on pre-litigation risk and assessment, development and execution of case strategy, implementing written and eDiscovery practices and procedures, depositions, expert witness management, complex motion practice including dispositive and discovery motions, settlement negotiations and appellate briefing. Shannon has advised clients in cases brought in both state and federal court and for companies doing business in the United States and internationally.

With respect to her discovery practice, Shannon has a wide range of experience in document identification, collection and production, drafting and implementing litigation holds, clawback agreements and protective orders, analyzing and preparing written discovery, selecting eDiscovery vendors and platforms, managing joint defense groups and shared document databases, and preparing and arguing discovery motions.

Outside the office, Shannon enjoys traveling, tailgating (Go Blue!) and Michigan summers – especially boating or spending time at her local swim club. She is married and has two children, a daughter and a son.


Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2008

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana


  • Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 2008
    cum laude
    Moot Court, Senior Member
    Recipient of the Bronze Key Academic Award
    Free Legal Aid Clinic, Student Attorney, 2007
    Washtenaw County Public Defender, Student Attorney, 2006
  • University of Michigan, B.A., 2004
    with distinction
    Majors: Communication Studies and Psychology

Professional Associations

    • State Bar of Michigan
      —Insurance and Indemnity Law Section
    • Defense Research Institute
    • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan


  • “Key Changes Made to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in December 2010,” Author, Michigan Defense Quarterly, April 2011
  • “Sixth Circuit Allows Equitable Estoppel Claims Against ERISA Pension Plans under ‘Extraordinary Circumstances’,” Author, DRI: The ERISA Report, Vol. 5, Issue 2