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Shannon Phillips is a seasoned litigator who counsels multinational businesses in complex commercial, product liability, business tort, consumer warranty, and insurance coverage litigation, including class actions and multidistrict litigation.

Shannon handles all aspects of case management, including advising on pre-litigation risk and assessment, developing case strategy, implementing written and eDiscovery practices and procedures, conducting depositions, expert witness management, complex motion practice including discovery and dispositive motions, settlement negotiations and appellate briefing. Shannon practices regularly in both state and federal court.

With respect to her discovery practice, Shannon has extensive experience in document identification, collection and production, drafting and implementing litigation holds, ESI agreements and protective orders, conducting case management conferences, analyzing and preparing written discovery, selecting eDiscovery vendors and platforms, managing joint defense groups and shared document databases, preparing and defending corporate representatives in deposition, 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 Illinois
  • 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

Recent News, Events and Blogs

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  • “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