Northern Michigan Law Offices

Our firm handles a broad variety of legal cases and our partners and staff
are dedicated to bringing you the level of expertise required to meet
the legal needs of each of our clients.
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Over 75 Years of Local Experience

We have had the privilege to serve the legal needs of the Grand Traverse region since 1973.
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Welcome to Brott, Settles & Brott, P.C.

Civil Litigation

When two or more parties become embattled in a legal dispute seeking money or damages, civil litigation is the outcome. We can help!

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Criminal Defense

Mistakes happen. Life happens. If you've found yourself in the middle of a problem that's about to become a legal issue, get in touch right away.

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Estate Planning

At some point, we all need to begin the process of arranging our assets, properties, and other particulars. Connect with us to get things in order.

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Who We Are

About Brott, Settles & Brott, P.C.

About Us
Northern Michigan Law Offices

Our firm has been providing quality legal services to clients in the greater Northern Michigan area since 1973. We handle a broad variety of legal cases, and our partners and staff are dedicated to bringing you the level of expertise required to meet the legal needs of each individual client.

We're a locally-owned firm with a local focus. Our practice areas include civil litigation, contract and business formation, criminal defense, divorce and family law, estate planning and probate, Native American law, negligence, personal injury, wrongful death, real estate, and land use issues.


Our Attorneys

Robert W. Brott
Robert Brott has been engaged in the practice of law for over 40 years. His practice includes civil litigation, real estate, township law, probate and estate planning, business law and divorce/family law. Mr. Brott grew up in Traverse City, receiving his B.A. from Central Michigan University in 1968 and his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from Wayne State University in 1971. He was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1972 and is admitted to practice before all Courts in Michigan. He has been a member of the Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association, and served as President during the 1979-1980 term. He has served as President and on the Board of Trustees of the former Traverse City Osteopathic Hospital.
Philip A. Settles
Philip A. Settles has been with the firm for over 25 years and is well practiced in all phases of criminal and civil litigation. Over the years Philip has narrowed his field of expertise to criminal, real estate, family and divorce, as well as business law. Philip attended the Detroit College of Law, while bartending at night, and graduated in 1985. Thereafter he worked on his own in Detroit until he moved to Elk Rapids in 1989 and began working in Traverse City, as an associate to lawyer, Robert Witkop, to support his litigation practice. In the following few years Philip and Robert Brott became close friends, and Philip joined the office 1992.
Wilson D. Brott
Wilson D. Brott has been practicing law since November 1994 and is a lifelong Traverse City resident. He received his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan in 1991 and his Juris Doctorate degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1994. Mr. Brott served as the Chief Judge for the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Tribal Court from September 2007 through September 2009. He also served as the Associate Judge for the Tribal Court from 2002-2007 (part-time). Mr. Brott was also a part-time Assistant Prosecutor for Leelanau County from January 2003 to September 2009.

What We Do


  • Negligence, Personal Injury and Wrongful
  • Real Estate, Zoning and Development
  • Native American Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Contracts and Business Formation
  • Township and Municipality Law
  • Real Estate and Zoning Matters
  • Probate Administration
  • Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts
  • Divorce and Family Law
  • Criminal and Juvenile Defense
  • Civil Litigation

If you don't see an area of law that you need assistance on, please contact us! We offer services in a broad array of legal areas. We have two convenient, in-town locations to serve our clients all across the greater Grand Traverse area.


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(231) 938-1000