Alber, Phillip G.
Phillip G. Alber is a founding shareholder at Alber Crafton, PSC in Troy, Michigan where his practice concentrates primarily in the area of Fidelity and Surety Law and construction disputes. Phil is licensed to practice in Michigan. He is admitted in U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, Northern District of Indiana, District of Arizona, and United States Court of Federal Claims.
Phillip G. Alber graduated Cum Laude from the University of Michigan in 1971 with a B.A. in Economics and Cum Laude in 1974 from Wayne State University Law School.
Phillip G. Alber is a member of the American Bar Association, the Forum Committee on Construction Law, and is a member and a Vice Chair of the Fidelity and Surety Committee of the Torts & Insurance Practice Section. He is also a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Defense Research Institute, The Eastern Bond Claim Review, the Surety Claims Institute and the National Bond Claims Association where he is Program Chairperson. He regularly serves as a Case Evaluator in commercial cases for the Wayne County Circuit Court Mediation Tribunal, as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and frequently writes and lectures on surety and construction issues. He is included in Who’s Who in American Law, 6th to 15th Editions, Who’s Who in America, 56th to 62nd Edition, Who’s Who in the World, 21st to 26th Edition, and Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, 33rd to 36th Edition. His publications are: “Making Sense Out of Performance And Payment Bonds”; “Delay Claims in Michigan”; “Second Tier Claimant’s Notice Requirements Under Michigan’s Bond Statute”; “Does The Typical Unfair Settlement Practice Act Create Private Rights For Litigants Against Sureties”;"CD-ROMS to Gigabytes: Electronic Media Discovery”; “The Effect on the Surety of a Default Judgment Against the Principal”; and Contributor to, “Project Update 1995: Illustrative Provisions of a General Indemnity Agreement Taken In Connection With Contract Surety Bonds”;“The Surety Indemnity Agreement- Law & Practice”; and “Negotiating Skills and Claims Handling”.
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