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Phillip G. Alber

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Office: 248-282-8100
Cell/Direct: 313-410-7766

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Practice Areas

  • Surety & Fidelity Law
  • Business & Commercial Litigation

Phillip G. Alber’s practice concentrates primarily in the area of Surety and Fidelity Law and construction disputes. He is licensed to practice in Michigan and Ohio, and is admitted in U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, Northern District of Indiana, District of Arizona, and United States Court of Federal Claims.

Mr. Alber is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) Forum Committee on Construction Law, and is Past Vice-Chair of the ABA’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section’s Fidelity and Surety Law Committee.

He is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Defense Research Institute, The Eastern Bond Claim Review, the Surety Claims Institute and the National Bond Claims Association where he is a Past Program Chairperson.

Mr. Alber is an approved Mediator for Michigan courts, an Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, and a Case Evaluator with the Macomb County Circuit Court Mediation Tribunal. He frequently writes and lectures on surety and construction issues.

Mr. Alber’s practice includes:

  • Contract Surety Law
  • Fidelity Law
  • Construction Litigation
  • Commercial Disputes
  • ADR

Michigan Super Lawyer: 2007 – 2020

Phillip G. Alber

Rated by Super Lawyers

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  • “Making Sense Out of Performance And Payment Bonds”
  • “Delay Claims in Michigan”
  • “Second Tier Claimant’s Notice Requirements Under Michigan’s Bond Statute”
  • “Does The Typical Unfair Settlement Practice Act Create Private Rights For Litigants Against Sureties”
  • “CD-ROMS to Gigabytes: Electronic Media Discovery”
  • “The Effect on the Surety of a Default Judgment Against the Principal”
  • “Project Update 1995: Illustrative Provisions of a General Indemnity Agreement Taken In Connection With Contract Surety Bonds”
  • “The Surety Indemnity Agreement- Law & Practice”
  • “Negotiating Skills and Claims Handling”
  • “The Discharge of the Surety by Release of the Principal”
  • “Rights and Remedies by Principals or Indemnitors Against the Surety”
  • “Legal, Practical and Ethical Considerations When Sitting for a Deposition as a Corporate Designee”
  • “Digging through the Rubble – the Prosecution and Defense of Claims after the Contractor’s Business Fails”
  • “Breach, Default, Termination and other Contract Provisions: The Need to Connect the Dots in a Performance Bond Claim”
  • “The Devil is in the Detail – Differences in General Indemnity Agreements and What They Mean to your Customers”
  • University of Michigan, B.A., Cum Laude, Economics
  • Wayne State University Law School, J.D., Cum Laude
  • Mediation Training (40 hours of training to be listed as approved mediator for Michigan courts.)
  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • American Bar Association, Forum Committee on Construction Law
  • American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Fidelity and Surety Law Committee, Past Vice Chair
  • American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section
  • National Bond Claims Association, Past Program Chairperson
  • Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association
  • Surety Association of Michigan
  • Michigan Super Lawyer: 2007-2020
    Phillip G. Alber
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