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John H. Phillips

John H. Phillips

Phillips Law Firm, Inc.
  • Business Law, Environmental Law, Insurance Claims...
  • Ohio
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A highly regarded litigator, John H. Phillips is the founder of the Phillips Law Firm, Inc. Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, he provides representation to individual and business clients throughout the greater metropolitan area. Admitted to practice before all Ohio and Minnesota state courts, Mr. Phillips is also admitted to practice before several federal trial and appellate courts.

Mr. Phillips devotes a significant portion of his practice to business litigation. The types of cases that he has handled in this regard have included trade secret misappropriation, contract breaches, partner and shareholder actions, and purchase and sale disputes. Mr. Phillips also has extensive personal injury and wrongful death litigation experience, representing people who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties in incidents involving motor vehicle accidents, fires, and insurance denial claims. His trial experience has also encompassed landlord-tenant disputes, breach of fiduciary duties and other probate litigation, construction law, bad faith and other insurance claims, environmental issues, and legal malpractice. The high quality of his work in all of these areas has earned him a great deal of recognition from his colleagues, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

Mr. Phillips is frequently asked to deliver presentations on topics related to his practice area at continuing legal education seminars and before other groups. A 1982 recipient of a Bachelor of Science in nuclear engineering from the University of Cincinnati, he also holds a Master of Science in engineering from the same institution. Mr. Phillips obtained his legal education at what was then known as William Mitchell College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1989. After he graduated, he spent several years practicing environmental law and litigation with a national law firm before founding the Phillips Law Firm.

William Mitchell College of Law
J.D. (1989) | Law
University of Cincinnati
M.S. (1984) | Engineering
University of Cincinnati
B.S. (1982) | Nuclear Engineering
Professional Experience
Phillips Law Firm, Inc.
- Current
I formed a litigation based law firm 25 years ago, still operating in the same location, providing exceptional legal service to clients locally, and across the United States.
Taft, Stettinius & Hollister
Associate Attorney in the Litigation Department. Lead Associate on the BASF chemical plant explosion in Cincinnati. Assistant attorney on many complex litigation matters, mainly in the environmental law group.
Senior Engineer
Northern States Power Company
I started as a co-op student in engineering. When I left in 1990, I had been promoted to the level of Senior Engineer, which was as far as I could be promoted before being advanced into management.
Articles & Publications
Working Without a Net
Cincinnati Bar Association
Legal Alert
Metal Finishing Magazine
Speaking Engagements
Legal Malpractice Litigation, Cincinnati, Ohio
Northeast Lawyers Club
Bad Faith Insurance Litigation, Cincinnati, Ohio
Northeast Lawyers Club
Nuclear Regulations and the Law, Environmental Law Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati Bar Association
Ethics of the IOLTA Account, Cincinnati, Ohio
Northeast Lawyers Club
Ethics of Marketing Your Law Practice, Hamilton, Ohio
Butler County Bar Association
Rules of Civil Procedure, Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati Paralegal Association
Presentation to lawyers and paralegals on the changes to the Rules of Civil Procedure - Presented multiple times, multiple locations, and to multiple groups
Ethics, Cincinnati, Ohio
Northeast Lawyers Club
Annual speaking engagement for the Northeast Lawyers club reviewing ethical cases, guidance opinions, and rules issuing during the prior year.
Environmental Law for NonLawyers, University of Cincinnati
Biology Department
Taught Environmental Law at the University of Cincinnati to students in technical majors
Professionalism, Employment and Labor Law, Columbus, Ohio
Ohio State Bar Association
2015-2019 Recognized as a top lawyer in Ohio
Most Improved Lodge
Free and Accepted Masons
Received Most Improved Lodge Award while Master of the Lodge
Beehive Award
Hanselmann Lodge #208
For extraordinary efforts in promoting the work of the Masons
Outstanding Alumnus Award
Triangle Fraternity
Chosen Nationally as an Outstanding Alumnus of a fraternity of Engineers, Architects, and Scientists
Appreciation Award
North American Metal Finishers
For outstanding efforts on educating members about environmental law
Professional Associations
Ohio State Bar
Hamilton County General Health District
Appellate Division
- Current
Activities: Serve as appellate reviewer of challenges to Board of Health Decisions
Syrian Shrine
- Current
Activities: Headed a drive that contributed $250,000 to the Shrine Burns Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Free and Accepted Masons
Past Master
- Current
Park W. Gast, Jr. Education Foundation
- Current
Activities: Founder of a scholarship fund for engineers, architects, and science majors at the University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati Bar Association
- Current
Activities: Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee
Triangle Fraternity
Board of Trustees
- Current
Activities: Awarded Outstanding Alumnus Award by the National Organization
Hamilton County General Health District
Board of Health Member
Activities: Served as President - two terms Served as Vice President - two terms Served as Board Member - six terms
Hazardous Substance Injury Compensation Board
Activities: Appointed twice by Governor Rudy Perpich to serve on this important Board while still in Law School.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Depending on the type of case.
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Personal Injury
  • Legal Malpractice
  • White Collar Crime
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Phillips Law Firm, Inc. website
Contact & Map
Phillips Law Firm, Inc.
Phillips Law Firm, Inc.
9521 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Telephone: (513) 985-2500
Cell: (513) 379-2500
Fax: (513) 985-2503