Outside Legal Counsel PLC - A Michigan Law Firm

Outside Legal Counsel PLC is a Michigan-based private law firm dedicated to general civil litigation in the areas of property and water rights, civil rights, transparency, and government accountability on a case-by-case basis and serving as outside business counsel to professionals, growing organizations, family-run businesses, farms, partnerships, and limited liability companies.

We represent individuals and businesses before all Michigan State Courts, the Michigan Court of Appeals, the Michigan Supreme Court, the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Court, the US District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and even the United States Supreme Court.


Land, Lake, Property, & Riparian Rights
Protect your rights from invading neighbors, governments, and trespassers.
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Appeals & Appellate Practice
Reversing the errors of courts and their judges.
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Business & Commercial Litigation
A wide range of business & commercial litigation.
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Constitutional and Civil Rights
Righting the wrongs imposed by corruption.
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Class Actions
Turning the small case much larger.
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Attorney Philip L. Ellison
Meet OLC attorney Philip L. Ellison
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Our Work in Action

Press Releases and Statements

OLC Files First Amendment Lawsuit Against Comment-Deleting City Official
A federal lawsuit filed by OLC alleges that a City Manager has been deleting comments criticizing the government's response to COVID-19 which violates the First Amendment.

Power to the People, the Governor, or the Legislature; Who Knows?
Under the Michigan Constitution, "the executive power is vested in the governor" yet it says virtually nothing about the governor issuing emergency executive orders or who is in charge in an emergency.

Office Location

16690 West Gratiot Rd, Hemlock, MI 48626
Mail: PO Box 107, Hemlock, MI 48626
(989) 642-0055 Click to Call