Phillip B. Maxwell & Associates, PLLC is several firms in one. First, it a boutique litigation firm that has achieved remarkable results in a wide range of litigation, including sports anti-trust, environmental, railroad and insurance litigation. Phillip Maxwell first achieved note as the result of the remarkable anti-trust victories that he engineering for Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) in the late seventies and early eighties. He followed that with another anti-trust success involving Detroit area horse racing tracks which broke a local monopoly and resulted a seven figure settlement.
The next phase of his career involved representation of Class I railroads in Michigan litigation, included Norfolk Southern Corporation, and CSX Transportation, as well as Michigan shortline railroads, including Tuscola & Saginaw Bay Railway, the Ann Arbor Railroad and Lake Superior & Ishpeming.
His most recent successes have been in the environmental field, establishing significant new precedent in the Michigan Court of Appeals under Michigan’s Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act.
In addition, Mr. Maxwell has long offered specialized counsel in the field of equine law. Long one of Michigan’s leading equine attorneys, he has litigated race track licensure, organized race track acquisitions, and assembled breeding and racing partnerships in the thoroughbred industry.
Finally, the firm handles family law and trust and estate work, as well as general business counsel in the small town of Oxford, Michigan. This aspect of the practice is managed by Molly Maxwell-Powell and offers up to date advice and counsel on divorce and child support issues as well as estate planning.