Mireille Phillips currently serves as Legal Counsel to the Michigan Long Term Care Ombudsman Program. She earned her BA in Economics from the University of Michigan and her JD from Indiana University School of Law. She brings over 25 years of legal experience to the Ombudsman Program. She previously worked as an attorney with the CVLAP-Elder Justice Initiative where she represented seniors who had suffered abuse, neglect or exploitation in Macomb County. She has also served as a Legal Research and Writing Professor at Wayne State University, as well as engaged in private practice focusing on commercial litigation, elder and family law. She is passionate about advocating for older adults, victims of domestic abuse and individuals living with a disability.