In the Community

Conlin, McKenney & Philbrick has earned its reputation as a first-rate law firm of highly qualified and skilled attorneys, meeting the legal needs of our clients with experience and integrity. We are proud to have earned the respect of both our clients and adversaries. A number of our attorneys have gone on to serve as judges in the Washtenaw County Courts.

Our commitment to civic and volunteer causes is also broadly recognized. Our attorneys have provided leadership to Washtenaw United Way, Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce, Legal Services of South Central Michigan, Michigan Community Resources, Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, Ann Arbor Symphony, City of Ann Arbor Commissions, Michigan Theater, Washtenaw Chapter of American Red Cross, Child and Family Services, and other non-profit and community organizations. Our attorneys serve on numerous business, bank and non-profit boards and advisory committees.

Our firm earned The Circle of Excellence and President's Society Awards presented by the State Bar of Michigan in 2005, for our support of the State Bar's Access to Justice Fund. In 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 our firm was named to the Michigan Bar Association Pro Bono Circle of Excellence and to the Humanitarians Society for our cumulative donations to the State Bar of Michigan Access to Justice Fund.

In 2006, Conlin, McKenney & Philbrick was honored with the "Founding Firm Award" by the Friends of Legal Aid, to honor the Firm's long-standing support of Legal Services of South Central Michigan.

For each of the last 42 years, Conlin, McKenney & Philbrick has been awarded the "Gold Award" by the Washtenaw County United Way for achieving the highest level of collective giving by its attorneys.

The Philanthropy Award was presented to Conlin, McKenney & Philbrick in 2009 and 2015 in recognition of our contribution to Legal Services of South Central Michigan.


Bar President Matt Jane (left) with Doug McClure, Brad McLampy and Dan Troyka from Conlin, McKenney & Philbrick, who were high bidders on the Philanthropy Trophy. (2015)


Photos by Washtenaw County Legal News.

Washtenaw County Bar Association Law & Justice Fund

WCBA Law & Justice Fund

Pictured are representatives from WCBA: First row: Tamara Garwood, Douglas McClure Second row: Karen Quinlan Valvo, Kyeena Slater, Ashwin Patel, AAACF President & CEO Cheryl Elliott, Dephia Simpson, and Brad MeLampy Back row: Pat Conlin and Peter Falkenstein

Established in 2010 by the Washtenaw County Bar Association, this Fund supports local nonprofits and programs that work to:

  • Improve public understanding of the legal system, legal issues, and the role of lawyers in our society;
  • Advance professional legal development and continuing legal education;
  • Promote affordable and meaningful access to the justice system in Washtenaw County; and
  • Improve the effectiveness and fairness of the legal system in Washtenaw County.

WCBA Board President Ashwin Patel shared: "The WCBA is excited to know that we've created a fund that will support charitable law-related projects, programs, and services in our county for many decades to come. It's really a great feeling to consider the benefits of our endowment well after we're gone."