Originally from Savannah, GA, Phillip moved to Charleston to attend college where he graduated from The Citadel with a bachelor’s in business administration and a minor in law and legal studies. In his time at The Citadel, Phillip was a representative of the Corps of Cadets’ Honor Court as well as the Disciplinary Council.
Following his graduation, Phillip went to law school at the Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law. While in law school Phillip was elected the President of the Mercer Trial Lawyers Association two years in a row and was a member of three Trial Advocacy teams that competed across the country. Before graduation Phillip was given the opportunity to conduct a bench trial to guilty verdict on behalf of the Macon-Bibb District Attorneys Office.
After graduating, Phillip moved back to Charleston to begin his legal career at the Ninth Circuit Solicitor’s Office. As an Assistant Solicitor Phillip gained experience in building cases as well as handling them throughout all stages of negotiation and litigation. With an eagerness for trial Phillip was able to try numerous violent cases to verdict during his time with the Solicitor’s Office while receiving invaluable training.
Outside of the office Phillip enjoys hunting and fishing as well as spending time with his wife and two dogs.