Phillips, Tyler P.

Profile & Practice Areas

Tyler P. Phillips focuses his practice on all facets of the construction and real estate industries. He routinely represents governmental owners, private owners, general contractors / construction managers, subcontractors, and suppliers in litigation and in transactional matters, providing him the ability to understand the interests of all parties in the construction and development process. Prior to his time in private practice, Tyler worked for judges on the Wayne County Business Court and the Michigan Supreme Court. His time working behind the bench has provided him with a unique insight to the judicial process, which he uses to the benefit of his clients.

Tyler has gained significant experience representing clients in the construction and real estate development industries and litigated or provided transactional assistance on a wide variety of specialties within the construction industry, including:

  • Heavy civil infrastructure
  • Detention basins
  • Parking structures
  • Hospitality developments / hotels
  • Multi-family housing developments
  • Commercial developments
  • Mixed-use developments
  • Industrial projects
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Schools
  • Churches
  • M-DOT projects
  • Catastrophic building collapse
  • Construction defect claims
  • Design defect claims

He has also represented a large range of subcontractors and material suppliers, including:

  • Waterproofing / concrete restoration
  • Panelized structural steel
  • Site contractors
  • Lumber suppliers
  • Electrical suppliers
  • Pipe suppliers
  • Equipment suppliers

In addition to his practice, Tyler also contributes to the construction industry by teaching a number of continuing education courses for the Construction Association of Michigan and providing annual seminars for the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association.

Practice Areas

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers, Ones to Watch, Nonprofit-Charities Law, 2024
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, Non-Profit Organizations, Construction Litigation, 2018-2024

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Construction Association of Michigan (CAM); Education Committee, Young Professionals Committee
  • Detroit Young Professionals
  • Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (MITA)
  • Construction Financial Management Association - Metro Detroit Chapter