Goutman, P.L.C.

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Philip Goutman has been licensed to practice law in Michigan since 1984. His first position was as an associate attorney at a five member personal injury law firm which represented thousands of clients. The firm’s focus of practice was Michigan No-Fault Law, automobile, motorcycle, truck, and pedestrian accidents. The law firm also represented clients with claims for worker’s compensation, social security disability, premises liability, dog bite injuries, lead poisoning, and general litigation.

In 1991, Mr. Goutman was made partner and assigned the most difficult automobile accident and litigation cases. Mr. Goutman quickly distinguished himself by thoroughly preparing each case and working closely with every client. In 1996, he became managing partner. Five years later, he became the principal of the firm. A position he still maintains.

Bar Admissions

•State Bar of Michigan, 1984

•U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1984


•Juris Doctor, The Michigan State University School of Law, 1984

•A.B. The University of Michigan, Dearborn, 1980.


•Class Honors

•Graduate with High Distinction

Association Memberships:

•Michigan Association of Justice

•Livonia Bar Association

•Master Lawyer, Negligence, Probate and Estate Planning, and Animal Law Sections of the Michigan State Bar Association.


•2017, Lead Counsel Certification in Personal Injury Law by the American Jurist Institute. The designation of Lead Counsel Rated Attorney identifies a lawyer who has demonstrated significant experience, peer endorsements, and a clean discipline history.

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 •2015-2016, Client Satisfaction Award, "10 Best" Personal Injury Lawyers in Michigan for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute for Personal Injury Lawyers.



Attorney Philip Goutman is ready to take your call

at: 1-800-552-9181


Philip Goutman is committed to providing you with top-notch legal services.  I approach every client with a focus on integrity, advocacy, and understanding.  I will fight for you.

I frequently reach settlements and legal solutions that are extremely favorable to my clients without going to court. 

If litigation is necessary, I will prepare your case thoroughly for trial.