About Phil

Phil Kalamaros has practiced law for more than thirty-three years in all types of civil litigation. He has handled thousands of cases in the state and federal trial and appellate courts and administrative bodies of Indiana and Michigan.

He is a regular speaker, author, and instructor at legal conferences and seminars, working with other lawyers perfecting their craft.

In 1992, Phil was a part of the second class of mediators trained in Indiana, and has participated in all roles and manners of ADR events since that time. Phil is a registered mediator in the State of Indiana.

Case experience

  • Personal Injury
  • Property Damage
  • Wrongful Death
  • Brain Injury
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Insurance Agent and Broker Malpractice 
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical malpractice
  • Surveyor Malpractice
  • Accountant Malpractice
  • Architect Malpractice
  • Realtor Claims
  • Land Use and Eminent Domain
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Claims
  • Bad Faith
  • Business Disputes
  • Contracts, Leasing, and Real Property
  • Employment Practices, Civil Rights, EEOC 
  • Police and Public Official Claims
  • School and Institutional Claims, Title IX
  • Directors/Officers/Board and Management Claims
  • Defamation/ Advertising Injury
  • Dram Shop and Alcohol Claims
  • Auto, Truck, and Equipment related Claims 
  • Slip and Fall/ Premises Liability
  • Construction/ Builder Litigation  
  • Product Liability and Warranty
  • Environmental Claims and Coverage
  • Worker’s Compensation 
  • Non-Competes and Restrictive Covenants
  • Association and Organization Disputes


  • University of Notre Dame, B.B.A., 1984
  • University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1987

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana State Bar
  • Michigan State Bar
  • United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • United States District Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of Michigan
  • U. S. Court of Appeals, Sixth and Seventh Circuits
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Worker’s Compensation Board of Indiana
  • Tribal Court Pokagon Band of Potawatomi

Additional Experience / Awards

  • Matindale-Hubbell rating: AV
  • Indiana Super Lawyer: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Michigan Super Lawyer: 2010, 2011, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, 1995-2007
  • Marquis’ Who’s Who
  • Strathmore’s Who’s Who
  • Indiana Top Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

Phil is or has been a member of the following organizations:

  • St. Joseph County (Indiana) Bar Association
  • Berrien County (Michigan) Bar Association
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan 
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America 
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association 
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana 
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Michigan
  • Defense Research Institute
  • National Council of Self Insurers
  • National Health Lawyers Association
  • Notre Dame Law Association
  • Life Fellow, Indiana Bar Foundation
  • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (Director 2005-2011)