Phil is a top-rated trial lawyer whose experience and know-how give his clients a competitive advantage, both in the courtroom and the board room. Phil is currently litigating hundreds of millions of dollars in commercial disputes on behalf of businesses ranging from Fortune 50 companies to sole proprietors. His experience spans multiple industries, including banking, construction, environmental, franchising , and venture capital. He has zealously advocated for clients at every level of the judicial system, from small claims court to the Supreme Court of the United States. He has tried more than 25 matters across federal and state courts, arbitration and administrative action, ranging from multi-million dollar commercial disputes to life-or-death criminal matters. Clients also routinely draw on Phil’s experience to counsel them on matters such as regulatory compliance, contract drafting and review, and corporate strategy.
Beyond practicing law, Phil serves as a community leader. He chaired the Board of Directors at Holy Cross High School during a period of unparalleled advancement in fundraising and enrollment for the school. He also chaired the Board of Directors at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana and guided the charity through an unprecedented $21 million capital campaign, including the purchase of a $3.6 million historic building Phil negotiated and closed on behalf of the charity.
- Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville (J.D., 1997)
- St. Louis University (B.A., 1992)
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
- Leadership Louisville, Class of 2010
- Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville, Alumni Council
- Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana, Board Governance Committee, chair
- Legal Aid Society, volunteer lawyer
- Louisville Bar Association
- Kentucky Bar Association
- Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
- Kentucky Super Lawyers®
- For Personal Injury – Products: Defense (2021)