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Philip R. Goutman

Philip R. Goutman

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Probate, Business, General Practice, Personal Injury

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1984

  1. Car Accidents: 45%
    30 years
  2. Probate: 20%
    30 years
  3. General Practice: 15%
    30 years
  4. Business: 15%
    30 years
  5. Personal Injury: 5%
    30 years



Hourly ($180-250/hour), Contingent (15-33%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Michael E. Piston

    I endorse this lawyer. I knew Phil back when he (like me) was just starting out and already in an office full of experienced PI attorneys he stood out as the one you went to when you needed a straight answer to a straight question, had a difficult matter or actually wanted to get something done. I continue to have great faith in his candor and ability.


    Michael Piston Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • No photo

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have sent many cases to Phil over the last 25 years and have always been happily satisfied.


    Jon Kaner
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

39111 Six Mile Road
Suite 130
Livonia, MI, 48152



MIActive And In Good Standing198408/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Class HonorsMichigan State University College of Law1984
Graduate with High DistinctionUniversity of Michigan-Dearborn1980

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerCherkinsky & Goutman, PLC1992 - Present
Lead Trial AttorneyCherkinsky & Goutman, PLC1991 - 2012


Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of MichiganMember1984 - Present
Michigan Association For JusticeMember1984 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
Michigan Bar JournalReal Harm Beneath Open and Obvious Humor2007


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Michigan State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
WNZK Radio GuestMotorcycle Accident Cases in Michigan2015
WNZK Radio GuestAutomobile Accident Cases2015
WNZK Radio GuestMichigan Negligence Law2013