Phillip S. Serafini

Phillip S. Serafini

Sterling Heights, Michigan

Prior to establishing SMDA, Phil represented injury victims and railroad workers for over 10 years. Born and raised in St. Clair Shores and Royal Oak, Phil now resides with family in Troy. Outside the office, Phil enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He enjoys coaching his sons' hockey teams in Troy and raising money for various charities, including the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Long Term Disability Insurance Claims
  • Family Law
  • FELA
  • Jones Act & Admiralty Law
  • General Litigation
  • Corporate Law and Business Consulting

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit


  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1991
  • Michigan State University
    • B.A.

Published Works

  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly - Huron jury awards $1.26M for 15-year-old’s 1-car crash

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Michigan Trial Lawyers Association , Sustaining Member
  • Mediation Tribunal Association of Wayne County, Mediator
  • Oakland County Circuit Court, Mediator
  • Macomb County Circuit Court, Mediator
  • Oakland County Bar Association, Mediator

Pro Bono Activities

  • Muscular Dystrophy Association