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Phillip J. Reed

Business Attorney at Kalamazoo, MI

5.0   2 reviews

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About Phillip

Learn Phillip’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    Reed Law is dedicated to helping Michigan business owners make the transition from dream, to goal, to realization, and has the legal knowledge and skill that your business needs to achieve its goals at a manageable cost.

    10 years

  2. Estate planning
    Servicing Michigan, Reed Law understands the importance of planning for the future and that each individual requires a customized plan. Estate plans, wills, and trusts are very personal and should reflect your beliefs and values. Estate plans can be used to ensure the ongoing care and financial security of your loved ones or the preservation of an individual’s legacy. Reed Law can help you identify what is important to you and customize a personalized plan around what you hope to accomplish or

    10 years

  3. Personal injury

  4. Real estate

I believe in a world where people are focused on connecting and building relationships rather than facing each day in a constant state of worry, concern, and uncertainty.  I believe that families should be secure and protected from the unknown. I believe that having a plan creates peace of mind which will enhance each day allowing people to focus on what is truly important to them.  

When my father was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer, my family's world stopped.  Unfortunately, my family had not prepared for what happens next.  Dealing with the day to day issues of medical decisions, running a business, and making financial decisions was extremely difficult as the necessary Power of Attorney documentation was not in place.  Thankfully, after many treatments, he recovered, however it made me realize what is truly important in life, and that not having a plan makes a bad situation much much worse.  

When my first daughter was born, I viewed the world with a new perspective. I realized that protecting her was my top priority.  What would happen if I was not thereto guide her and help her grow? I realized that my family needed a plan to provide money, resources and personal spiritual guidance  if the worst were to happen.  That week, I updated my families estate plan and have encouraged many young families to do the same. 

As far as my educational history is concerned,  I earned my Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School where I graduated Magna Cum Laude and was in the top 3% of my class.  I received the Eugene Krasicky Award for outstanding work for the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review Board and was a member of the Negotiations and Alternative Dispute Resolution National Team.  I  focused my legal education on business and negotiation strategies and tactics.  Prior to attending law school, I was the vice president of a small mortgage brokerage firm in Kalamazoo Michigan and have been a licensed real estate agent in the State of Michigan for the over 15 years.  

I understand the prudence of proper planning, debt, and the effect a poorly executed plan can have on a family or business.  Whether building an estate plan or starting a new business,  preparation is key. 

Throughout my career as a professional mortgage broker, I learned the inner workings of credit, collections, and judgments.  Handling old debts, collections, and reestablishing a credit profile is essential in our consumer economy.  I enjoy assisting clients with reestablishing credit and financial independence.

I am married to the love of my life Amy, and together we have two beautiful daughters, Natalie and Sasha, while two cats and a dog named Clark round out our family.  Amy is a Nurse Practitioner at Pine Rest and is passionate for caring for, treating, and healing those faced with psychological and mental disorders. Amy is also proud to serve her country as a member of the Michigan Army National Guard and currently holds the rank of Captain. (She hasn't made me salute her yet).  

I believe in building lasting relationships with my clients and I try to bring a “think outside of the box” approach to my work.  I believe in looking at each situation as if the glass were half full not half empty.  I always strive to not just meet, but to exceed each client’s expectations. 

State Bar of Michigan
Kalamazoo County Bar Association

Admitted to Practice  
State of Michigan
Western District of Michigan (Federal Court / Bankruptcy Court)    

 “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” – Galatians 6:9 

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Licensed for 9 years
State WY
Status Active
Acquired 2021
Updated 01/05/2023
State MI
Status Active in Good Standing
Acquired 2013
Updated 02/23/2023

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

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Reed Law PLC
119 N. Church Street
Suite 202
Kalamazoo, MI, 49007


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Posted by Amy | January 14, 2015
Attorney Reed helped me with the planning and development of my company. I could tell from the start that Phil cared about the success or failure of my business. It was great being able to talk with him without having to worry about being charged for every minute. Phil knows the law and knows business. He had great insights on how to get what we needed done, he knew how to negotiate the right terms and helped me protect my business so I could focus on making money.
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Posted by Ryan | January 14, 2015
Top Notch
I normally would never write a review. But I feel like it would be unfair for me not to recommend Phil to anyone, including my peers. He is top notch, very through, professional, and has honest pricing. Do not hesitate working with him, you will not regret it. Thank you for everything Phil!


  • Free Consultation 25 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 225-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Reed Law PLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Legal Intern
  • Ninth Judicial Circuit Court For The County Of Kalamazoo
  • 2012 - 2012


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Albion College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001


  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Kalamazoo County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Kalamazoo County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Kalamazoo County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Eugene Krasicky Award for Outstanding Work
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law Review
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Merit Award – Trial Skills
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Merit Award – District Court Practice
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Merit Award – Pre-Trial Skills
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2011
  • Certificate of Merit Award – Equity & Remedies
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2011
  • Certificate of Merit Award – Constitutional Law II
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2011
  • Certificate of Merit Award – Taxation Law
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2011
  • Certificate of Merit Award – Evidence
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2011
  • Certificate of Merit Award – Research and Writing
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (6)
Endorse Phillip
Business Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Phillip Reed is an excellent attorney who is not only sharp, focused, and experienced, but also personable and approachable. He represents his clients with great skill and care."
Business Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Phillip is hardworking, dedicated, and kind-- a unique and valuable combination in an attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He uses unique systems to educate and plan for his clients' future and loved ones!"
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Phillip is an excellent estate planning attorney and always goes the extra mile for his clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Phillip J. Reed for his excellent work in the field of estate planning and wealth management."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is intimidating to go to a lawyer but Phillip has an outstanding process to ease clients fears and ensure they are provided an individualized solution rather than a one size fits all "package" that doesn't really take you in to consideration."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Phillip Reed and his. He is interested in staying up to date and knowledgeable about his areas of practice. He is attentive to his clients and cares about doing the job well."
Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Phil is a lawyer's lawyer. He works hard for and really cares about his clients. He is devoted to practicing with the highest standards of ethics and professionalism. And he is just a really nice guy you will enoy working with."
Business Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Friend
"If you need an honest, hard-working, knowledgeable, and reliable attorney, then Phil is your man. Unlike the typical lawyer, Phil has real-world business and real estate experience which gives him a better understanding of the needs of his clients."
Business Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I happily endorse Mr. Reed. I know Mr. Reed professionally both through running into one another in court frequently, and through various community centric organizations that each of us give our time to outside of the practice of law. From what I have seen since he began practicing, Mr. Reed is thoroughly committed to his clients. More than that though he has a no-nonsense approach to practice that is refreshing in a world of double-speak. He advocates for his clients aggressively and thoroughly while always keeping them apprised of the reality of their specific situations - whether those situations are positive or negative. He is an excellent attorney, and would absolutely serve as an asset to anyone lucky enough to hire him."
General practice Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Phil is a very dedicated and hard-working attorney. Anyone who comes into contact with him will know how thorough he is. I have no hesitation in recommending him."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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