Phillip E. Harter

Phillip E. Harter

Battle Creek Office

395 South Shore Drive,
Suite 205
Battle Creek, MI 49014

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About Phillip

After 26 years as Calhoun County Probate Court Judge, Phillip Harter joined Chalgian & Tripp as ‘of counsel’ where he practices in probate, estate planning, and mediation of contested probate matters.

Mr. Harter is a lifelong Battle Creek resident and he and his wife Mary Pat have three children.

Attorney Harter has been involved (and continues to be involved) with several groups and organizations, some of which are mentioned below:

  • Calhoun County Probate Court Judge (1984-2010)
  • Past Chairperson, Probate and Estate Planning Council Section of the State Bar of Michigan
  • Past Chairperson, Michigan Probate Judges Association Probate Law and Probate Rules Committee
  • George Cooney Society Award recipient – 2015
  • 2011 Judicial Contribution to Law and Aging Award Recipient
  • Battle Creek Foundation 2011 Friend of Philanthropy Award Recipient
  • 2006 Recipient of the Michael Irish Award
  • Editor for ICLE’s (Institute for Continuing Legal Education) “Michigan Guardianship and Conservatorship
  • Handbook” (revised edition)
  • Reviewer for ICLE’s (Institute for Continuing Legal Education) “Michigan Family Law Benchbook” (2nd Edition)
  • Reviewer of the Probate Section – EPIC panel
  • Author, ICLE (Institute for Continuing Legal Education) Probate Review
  • Editor of ICLE EPIC Questions and Answers
  • Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation
  • Member, Calhoun County Bar Association
  • Member, Calhoun County Estate Planning Council
  • Bar, US Court of Appeals
  • Bar, US Supreme Court
  • Former Member, Michigan Supreme Court Bar Examination Staff
  • Past President, St. Joseph Conference of St. Vincent DePaul Society
  • Former Member, Board of Directors of American Cancer Society (CalhounCounty)

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