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.

Appeals & Appellate Practice
Reversing the errors of courts and their judges.

Business & Commercial Litigation
A wide range of business & commercial litigation.

Constitutional and Civil Rights
Righting the wrongs imposed by corruption.

Class Actions
Turning the small case much larger.

Attorney Philip L. Ellison
Meet OLC attorney Philip L. Ellison

Our Work in Action

Press Releases and Statements

Lawsuit: Roscommon County Commissioners Violated the Open Meetings Act
Three members of the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners have been sued for their violations of the Open Meetings Act.

Court of Appeals Reverses and Returns Higgins Lake Water Level Case Back to Local Court
The Michigan Court of Appeals has reversed the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a group of Higgins Lake residents and homeowners challenging Roscommon County's practice of keeping the lake level too low.

Judge Orders Shiawassee Board To Immediately Appear in Court on OMA Lawsuit
A judge assigned to the Open Meetings Act lawsuit filed by Outside Legal Counsel has ordered the Board of Commissioners of Shiawassee County to appear for an expedited hearing.

OLC Confirms New Path to Hold Public Officials Responsible for Open Meetings Act Violations
The Michigan Court of Appeals today issued a decision establishing new precedent confirming that when officials violate Michigan's Open Meetings Act, it is no longer a defense to say we "substantially" compiled.

Office Location

16690 West Gratiot Rd, Suite 2, Hemlock, MI 48626
Mail: PO Box 107, Hemlock, MI 48626
(989) 642-0055 Click to Call