My experience has taught me that often times the best solution to legal problems are common-sense solutions - not legal ones.
Philip L. Ellison, MBA, JD, Esq.

Practice Areas

Business Corporate / General Counsel

Appellate and Outside Counsel

General Litigation - Case by Case Basis

Representative Clients

Outside Legal Counsel has represented numerous individuals and entities before various governmental bodies, including planning commissions, zoning boards of appeals, along with various state and federal courts. Clients have included:
  • Homeowners
  • Land owners
  • Corporations and LLC
  • Property Developers
  • Corporate executives
  • Family businesses
  • Small and medium sized businesses
  • Business Owners
  • Municipalities
  • Elected officials
  • Attorneys
  • Judgment Creditors
  • Chapter 7 Trustee
  • Employers
  • Employees


PO Box 107
Hemlock, MI 48626
(989) 642-0055
(888) 398-7003 - fax

Licensed to practice 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 the United States Supreme Court.


OLC recently filed a federal lawsuit against the Village of Oxford, its president, manager, and others alleging that its actions at a January 2017 meeting violated the constitutional rights of three members of the local police department.

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