Phil Collier is a Member of the Firm who began practice with Stites & Harbison in 1980, was named partner in 1986 and served as a member of the firm's Management Committee (2001-2004). He is currently Chair of the firm's Business Litigation Service Group.
He has more than 31 years of litigation and trial experience, including complex litigation involving manufacturers, communications, investments, financial institutions, insurers and energy/mineral companies. He has deep experience in business torts, contract disputes, fights arising out of the purchase and sale of companies and their assets, and corporate governance struggles between directors, officers and shareholders.
Chair, Business Litigation Service Group (1994-2000 and January 2005-present)
Management Committee (2001-04)
Highland Baptist Church, High School Bible study teacher
Phil is a jazz musician, and enjoys improvising a melody backed by a cooking rhythm section. He has pursued a passion for distance running for more than 40 years, enjoys digging in the dirt of a perennial garden, poetry and trekking in the mountains.
Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
Best Lawyers in America®, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Banking & Finance Litigation and Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation (2006-20)
Best Lawyers in America®, Louisville Area Lawyer of the Year for Bet-the-Company Litigation (2019)
Best Lawyers in America®, Louisville Area Lawyer of the Year for Litigation-Banking & Finance (2016)
Best Lawyers in America®, Louisville Area Lawyer of the Year for Bet-the-Company Litigation (2011)
Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Business Litigation (2007-19)
Chambers USA, "America's Leading Lawyers for Business," Business Litigation (2003-19)
Benchmark Litigation magazine, Litigation Star (2010, 2013-19)
Louisville Magazine Top Lawyer (2014, 2016)
. . . bright and hard-working . . . represents a fine choice of counsel for disputes relating to the manufacturing, financial services and energy sectors.
Extraordinarily thorough and bright . . . has the edge over others in sophisticated litigation . . . a bulldog in terms of preparation . . . honorable, skillful and feisty . . . reassuringly fair and good to work with or against . . . has a well-deserved reputation as an excellent commercial litigator by any measure.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 has recognized 75 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 49 areas of practice. Forty-three of those attorneys selected have been honored for 10 consecutive years or more.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 16 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2019 guide.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2019 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 42 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 33 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and nine attorneys to the Rising Stars list.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2018 edition of Benchmark Litigation names 11 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as “Litigation Stars” and five as “Future Stars” in Kentucky.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2018 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 55 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 39 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and 12 attorneys to the Rising Stars list.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 22 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2017 guide. The Chambers USA guide ranks the top law firms and leading attorneys in the United States.