Overview

Phillip counsels and represents employers in a wide variety of labor and employment matters, including employee hiring, separation, severance, discipline, terminations, demotions, reductions in force, sexual harassment avoidance and various internal employee investigations. He assists employers with drafting settlement packages, agreements, general releases, employee policies and employee handbooks. Phillip also defends employers in discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, whistle-blower, retaliation, employment/business torts and wrongful termination litigation in both state and federal courts and before the Department of Labor, the EEOC, and state and local human rights commissions. He has secured dismissals for employers in both federal and state courts, as well as with the Department of Labor, the EEOC, and the Florida Commission on Human Relations.

Phillip's employment law practice encompasses many industries, including banking and finance, automotive, manufacturing, healthcare, housing, electrical, insurance, retail, restaurant, and not-for-profit industries.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Rising Star, Florida Super Lawyers® (2013-2017)
  • Under 40 Executive Up and Comer, Tampa Bay Business Journal (2016)
  • Up and Comer, Florida Trend - Legal Elite (2013)
  • “What are lawyers really? To me, a lawyer is basically the person that knows the rules of the country. We're all throwing the dice, playing the game, moving our pieces around the board, but if there is a problem the lawyer is the only person who has read the inside of the top of the box.”
  • Jerry Seinfeld

Education

Stetson University College of Law

    • J.D., 2007
    • Editor, Stetson Law Review
    • Editor, Journal of International Law and Policy
    • Book Award, Research and Writing
  • University of Tampa
    • B.A., 2003

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Florida, 2007
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