John Philo

John Philo


Sugar Law Center

John Philo


John Philo is executive and legal director of the Sugar Law Center for Economic & Social Justice and is of counsel to Constitutional Litigation Associates. He has litigated public interest cases throughout Michigan representing low-income communities and working people on matters of constitutional, civil rights and employment law. Philo serves on the executive committee of the National Lawyer Guild's Labor & Employment Committee and is a past president of the guild's Detroit and Michigan Chapter. His articles have appeared in publications including Wayne Law's The Journal of Law in Society and the Willamette University Law Review. He has been an invited speaker at conferences and seminars of numerous national and state bar associations.

Degrees and Certifications

LL.M., McGill University
J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law
B.S., University of Dayton

Advocating for justice, serving the community, revitalizing Detroit and Michigan