Phil’s practice encompasses defense work in the areas of personal injury, product liability, toxic tort, insurance coverage and workers’ compensation. Phil previously worked as a patrol officer, crime scene technician and Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) instructor while serving as a police officer for the City of Beckley, West Virginia. Phil also is a West Virginia State Bar trained mediator.
While attending Northern Ohio University Petitt College of Law, Phil was on the National Environmental Law Moot Court Team and coauthored an award winning appellate brief for the Pace University Environmental Law Competition.
- Summary judgment awarded in favor of a social service agency and its employee for alleged failure to report sexual abuse of a consumer by a child protective services worker
- Dismissal granted in favor of a subcontractor for alleged construction defects in the construction of a multi-million dollar condominium project
- Summary judgment awarded in a negligence case against local baseball stadium in which a spectator was injured by a bat that was accidentally thrown by a player