Phil is a born advocate who works tirelessly for his clients.
From his experience questioning witnesses and presenting arguments in federal district court as an intern for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina, to his time spent working for veteran civil defense attorneys, Phil’s array of experience gives him the tools necessary to analyze an issue from all angles. His experience has also equipped him with valuable trial skills that benefit his clients both inside the courtroom and at the negotiation table. To date, he has handled matters in a wide variety of practice areas, including commercial litigation, product liability and appellate law.
Phil graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he was a competing member of the Holderness International Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Team and was an executive board member of the Broun National Trial Team. In addition, he spent time as both a Dean’s Fellow and Honors Writing Scholar, where he served as a peer mentor to first-year law students and assisted them in their first-year legal research and writing classes. In his final year of law school, Phil was inducted into the James E. and Carolyn B. Davis Society, which annually recognizes eight third-year law students who possess both academic and personal excellence and a willingness to serve for the betterment of UNC Law.
A native Virginian and lifelong Virginia Tech Hokie, Phil enjoys traveling to Blacksburg with his family for football and basketball games. He also enjoys spending time at the beach, reading, skiing and running races for the free food at the finish line.