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Eric W. Phelps

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Attorney Eric W. Phelps

Eric W. Phelps, M.A., J.D., was born and raised in the small Michigan town of Flat Rock, where his conservative values and strong work ethic were forged. His love of country inspired his life of service, first in the U.S. Marine Corps and later as an attorney and through community service. He has been an attorney for more than 20 years and is family, adoption, fertility, business, civil, estate and probate law. He has handled hundreds of cases involving divorce, division of assets, child custody, parental rights, child support and alimony. He regularly litigates cases in all Michigan trial and appellate courts.

Practice areas

  • Adoption
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship
  • Fertility Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Wills and Probate
  • Property Law

Bar admissions

  • Michigan, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan


  • Navy Commendation Medal
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®


Professional associations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Christian Legal Society
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Community involvement

  • New Hope Community Church
  • Board of Directors, National Fertility Support Center

Military service

  • U.S. Marine Corps, Major, 1985-1999