Eric W. Phelps


Eric W. Phelps, M.A., J.D., was born and raised in the small Michigan town of Flat Rock, where he developed his conservative values and strong work ethic. His love for his country led him to a life of service, beginning in the U.S. Marine Corps and continuing as an attorney and community volunteer. With over 25 years of legal experience, he is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, reflecting the highest level of professional excellence as recognized by his peers.

Mr. Phelps practices in several areas of law, including 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, and regularly litigates in all Michigan trial and appellate courts.


  • 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

Military Service:

  • U.S. Marine Corps, Major, 1985-1999
Admission Details
  • 1998, Michigan
  • 1998, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • 1999, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • 2002, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Law School Attended
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Class of 1998, J.D.
University Attended
  • Eastern Michigan University, Class of 1985, B.S.
  • Mary Washington College, Class of 1995, B.L.S.
    • with highest distinction
  • Trinity International University, Class of 2007, M.A.
    • Bioethics
    • magna cum laude

Our Office

  • Phelps Legal Group PLC


    13919 S. West Bayshore Drive,
    Suite G02,
    Traverse City, Michigan 49684

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