Phil Wilson, a litigator, represents corporate clients and individuals in business litigation and has more than a decade of experience representing some of the country’s leading primary and excess carriers in his insurance coverage practice, handling matters involving financial products, complex allocation issues, general liability, D&O liability, E&O liability, and transactional risk coverage.
Phil also has experience in state and federal litigation involving construction projects, commercial contracts, employer liability, corporate governance, broker-dealer relationships, and class actions. He has also advised on employment policies, including obtaining and resisting temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions in noncompetition/trade secret litigation. He has participated in proceedings in the Supreme Court of the United States and is experienced in working on matters before administrative bodies and the American Arbitration Association.
Phil is actively involved in pro bono work. Since 2014, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Interest Law Center and is co-chair of the Communications Committee. In the courtroom he has represented prisoners in civil rights litigation at the trial court level and on appeal, successfully represented disenfranchised African-American voters in Pennsylvania in their suit against the county Board of Elections to move their polling place to a safe and accessible location (in collaboration with the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia and the ACLU of Pennsylvania), has handled real estate tax appeals for low-income Philadelphians and has represented local artists in tax disputes through Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. Phil also works in his community, as a parent volunteer for the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County and as a youth lacrosse coach, former member of the board of the Lower Bucks Lacrosse Club.
Phil graduated magna cum laude from Temple University School of Law in 1996, where he was an editor of the Temple International and Comparative Law Journal and a member of the Temple Law Review. He earned his BA from Kenyon College in 1991. Following law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert J. Shenkin of the Chester County (Pa.) Court of Common Pleas (1996 – 1997).