Shannon Phillips

Shannon Phillips

Assistant Professor (Teaching) of Law

Shannon Phillips

  • Biography

    A seasoned litigator with a long history of defending companies in a wide range of complex matters in courts across the United States, Shannon Phillips brings to Wayne Law deep knowledge in law’s operation. Most recently a partner at Bowman & Brooke, Phillips has honed her skills in all areas of business law—from insurance law to products liability, from consumer law to environmental litigation—with particular expertise in litigation strategy and procedure (including class action defense, multidistrict litigation and discovery/ediscovery coordination). With this rich set of experiences, she joins Wayne Law to teach principally in Wayne Law’s Legal Research and Writing program. 

  • Degrees and Certifications

    J.D. Wayne State University Law School, cum laude
    B.A., University of Michigan, with distinction

  • Areas of Expertise

     Legal Research & Writing
    ▪ Insurance Coverage
    ▪ Business Torts & Fraud
    ▪ National Discovery Counsel
    ▪ eDiscovery/Discovery Coordination
    ▪ Product Liability Litigation
    ▪ Class Action Defense
    ▪ Multidistrict Litigation

  • Accomplishments

    Bowman and Brooke Diversity & Inclusion Committee

    ▪ Active participant in firm DEI initiatives, including those impacting hiring practices, workplace culture, organizational leadership, and relationships / partnerships with clients and vendors.
    ▪ Assisted in launching the Bowman and Brooke Foundation’s inaugural Future Defense Lawyer Scholarship, established to support diverse law students in their academic pursuits.
    Bowman and Brooke Women’s Committee

    ▪ Active participant in firm programming focused on gender equity, and issues pertaining to the recruitment, retention,
    development, and advancement of women in the profession.

    ▪ Regularly mentor women attorneys to foster professional development and personal growth.

    Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
    ▪ Member of Legal Affairs, Legislative, and Candidate Rating & Endorsement Committee
    ▪ Member of WLAMom Committee

    DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar, Member 

  • Courses taught by Shannon Phillips