Mark L. PhillipsPartner
Mark represents business, industry, banks, school corporations, libraries, elected officials, and individuals in disputes that arise in the workplace and that grow out of the employment relationship. He also assists those entities in day-to-day issues and in succession planning. He also represents both employers and employees in litigation matters that include personal injury and/or worker’s compensation claims, wrongful discharge, and civil rights actions. He also represents employers in matters pending before the National Labor Relations Board, the State and Federal Departments of Labor, the Equal Emploment Opportunity Commission, and in state and federal courts.
Mark is a Certified Alternative Dispute Resolution Mediator by the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education.
Mark represents employers and employees in many different industries including hardware manufacturing, excavation, construction, chemical, utilities, machining, hospitals/nursing homes, hotel/restaurant, plastics, foundries, clothing, local government, schools and education.
Prior to joining the firm, Mark served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert B. Lybrook, Court of Appeals of Indiana.
Admissions & Memberships
Mark is admitted in Indiana and U.S. District Courts, (Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, U.S. Court of Appeals, and Seventh Circuit). He is a member of the La Porte City Bar Association (President, 1992-1993), La Porte County Bar Association, Indiana State (Member of House of Delegates, (1984-1996) Bar Associaton, Seventh Circuit Bar Association and American Bar Association. He is also a member of the Indiana Supreme Court Northwest Regional Committee on Rules of Evidence (1992-1993) and the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana. He is also a Fellow of the Indiana Bar Foundation.
Leadership & Recognition
Mark earned the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating (AV-Preeminent) for legal ability and professional ethics. He was also selected by his peers to be included in the The Best Lawyers in America (2013-2015). He was Recognized and selected by Best Lawyers in America as its “2014 Labor and Employment Litigation Lawyer of the Year” for the South Bend region. Mark was selected by the American Society of Legal Advocates as one of Indiana’s top 100 Litigation lawyers for 2014. (The ASLA identifies is an invitation-only legal organization comprised of the nation’s most skilled lawyers).
Purdue University (B.S., I.M.)