Biography

Phil's civil litigation practice focuses on aggressive and creative problem-solving in order to put his clients in the best possible position at alternative dispute resolution or trial.

He believes in the importance of setting forth a comprehensive strategy at the outset of litigation in order to intelligently steer a case to an attainable goal. He has experience managing and trying cases throughout New England, including on behalf of some of the region's largest ski areas. Phil's practice focuses on defense of product liability claims, including manufacturers of industrial machinery, farm and lawn products, and elevators and other lift products, as well as producers of consumer products. He also handles cases involving allegations of professional misconduct or negligence, premises liability, and other personal injury and commercial litigation.

Originally from Brattleboro, Vermont, Phil now resides in Falmouth, Maine, with his wife, two young daughters, and son. In his free time, Phil enjoys skiing, running, canoeing, reading history, playing and coaching baseball, and riding bikes with his children.

Services/Industries

Education

  • Dickinson School of Law  (J.D.)
    • Associate Editor of The Dickinson Law Review
  • Bowdoin College  (B.A., cum laude)

Bar Admissions

  • Maine
  • Vermont
  • New Hampshire

Memberships

  • Tri-State Defense Lawyers Association
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Vermont State Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • New Hampshire State Bar Association

Honors

  • AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell

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Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine

Firm Highlights

News

Verrill Ranked Nationally for Health Care by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers

(November 19, 2021) – Verrill has once again been ranked nationally for its Health Care practice (Tier 2) and in 63 practice areas based on geography by the U.S. News & World Report and...

Event

Boston Bar Association Virtual CLE: The New 2021 Child Support Guidelines in Practice

On Monday, December 6 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM Verrill attorney David Friedman will be speaking at the Boston Bar Association's Virtual CLE: The New 2021 Child Support Guidelines in Practice. David and the other...

Matter

Trademark Litigation: Software

Represented trademark owner in litigation with foreign software company. Successfully defeated motion to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds, which was affirmed on appeal. Also successfully defeated summary judgment motion, which resulted in case settling before...

Blog

California’s AB 488: You Can Check Out Any Time You Like But You Can Never Leave

The State of California is getting a firm grip on regulating charitable sales promotions with its new law AB 488 which passed in October 2021 and will become effective January 1, 2023 (in order...

Blog

You Are Here: A Mall Directory for Healthcare Transparency Requirements

The old adage “you can’t get where you’re going unless you know where you are” has never seemed more true than when applied to the current mélange of healthcare transparency guidance. Fortunately, a fading...

Publication/Podcast

Connecticut Supreme Court Rejects Tough Delaware Standard in Allowing Member Inspections of Manager-Managed LLC Books and Records – Or Does It?

Before allowing the inspection of corporate books and records, Delaware courts require a shareholder seeking information about possible mismanagement to come forward with evidence demonstrating a reasonable basis to suspect mismanagement. [1] In Benjamin...

Event

Complying with OSHA's Vaccine Mandate Webinar

Join Verrill attorney Tawny Alvarez Friday, November 19th at 7 am or Thursday, December 2nd at 4 pm for a webinar explaining the new OSHA Vaccine mandate, the requirements of business, and what the...

Publication/Podcast

Breaking: OSHA Releases Emergency Temporary Standard for Employers with 100 or More Employees

News

32 Verrill Attorneys Named 2021 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

(November 22, 2021) – The 2021 edition of New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars© has recognized a total of 32 Verrill attorneys for excellence in their individual areas of practice. Only the top...

Matter

Copyright Litigation: Software

Defended equipment manufacturer in copyright dispute involving firmware for digital subscriber line access multiplexers (“DSLAMs”). Case resolved favorably.

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