Phil leads the firm’s bankruptcy practice and represents creditors in bankruptcy-related matters and litigation across the country with a focus on healthcare matters. He serves as national bankruptcy counsel for several clients – representing them in adversary proceedings, in pursuing claims, and on creditors’ committees from California to Delaware. This experience comes into play when defendants threaten bankruptcy as a means to forestall litigation, and he has drafted workout and forbearance agreements to resolve disputes and to avoid bankruptcy. Phil has successfully defended clients involuntarily brought into the bankruptcy courts, and has litigated preference actions, fraudulent conveyance actions, and other bankruptcy adversary proceedings. He has also represented individual owners faced with the issues arising from a failed corporate business.
Phil has also participated in all phases of the civil litigation process, and has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation across the country. He has represented clients in contract/commercial disputes, insurance coverage disputes, personal injury matters, consumer protection claims, and property disputes. He has pursued aggressive discovery, taken and defended depositions, handled substantive legal arguments in court, brought cases to trial, and authored appellate briefs in these varied contexts.
Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville (J.D., 2001, magna cum laude; Articles Editor, BRANDEIS LAW JOURNAL; President, Brandeis Society); The Ohio State University (B.A., Communications, 1997)
Kentucky (2001); United States Courts of Appeals for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits; United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky; the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana; United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas; United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida; United States District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
Louisville and Kentucky Bar Associations; American Health Lawyers Association; American Bankruptcy Institute
Phil is married with three children. Interests: Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano.
Professional Accolades: Martindale Hubbell AV Rated; Kentucky SuperLawyers; Louisville Magazine Top Lawyer; Recognized in Best Lawyers® (Commercial Litigation) 2019.
Community Involvement: Board Member Louisville Youth Choir, SBDM Council Westport Middle School, President, Producers, Inc. (non-profit supporting Youth Performing Arts School).