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 the former 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.
Former Chair, Business Litigation Service Group (1994-2000 and January 2005-February 2021)
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 (2006-22)
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 (2007-22)
Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Top 50 Attorneys in Kentucky (2020)
Chambers USA, "America's Leading Lawyers for Business," Litigation: General Commercial (2003-22)
Benchmark Litigation magazine, Litigation Star (2010, 2013-22)
Louisville Magazine Top Lawyer (2014, 2016)
Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
Considered a "first-rate attorney" by his peers . . . offers significant depth of litigation and trial experience representing clients from a range of industries in complex business torts and contractual disputes.
. . . 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.—Chambers USA selected 23 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2022 guide. The Chambers USA guide ranks the top law firms and leading attorneys in the United States.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2022 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 37 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 29 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and eight attorneys to the Rising Stars list.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2022 edition of Benchmark Litigation names 12 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as “Litigation Stars” and three as “Future Stars” in Kentucky.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 93 lawyers are included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Additionally, 11 attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 14 attorneys are recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 22 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2021 guide.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2021 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 42 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 82 lawyers are included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.