Phil Hall practices in the areas of wrongful death, personal injury, products liability, insurance disputes, and medical malpractice. During his first 10 years of practicing law, Phil has built a solid reputation among his peers, and he takes great pride in being sought by both local and out-of-town attorneys who need assistance with the technical aspects of trial and appeals.
For Phil, practicing law comes with a duty to help clients effectively navigate the intricacies of the legal system using whatever means are necessary to advance his clients’ claims. Phil’s knowledge and experience combined with his flexible approach to cases results in atypical outcomes for his clients.
When it comes to Phil’s ability to get the job done, his results speak for themselves. When he was retained by a local firm to assist in the trial of a complicated products liability case that had previously resulted in a mistrial, Phil handled the legal arguments before the trial and appellate courts, resulting in a multi-million-dollar jury verdict and a very fast approval by the appellate court. (Here’s a copy of Phil’s Brief in that Case). When an Alabama firm asked for Phil’s help in Florida after a team of powerful attorneys sought to get their case dismissed or transferred to a physician’s small town, Phil spent several years arguing before the First Court of Appeal. Phil was successful every time, and the doctor settled for a confidential amount before having to face a Florida jury. (Here are copies of Phil’s briefs in those cases, along with the Court’s Opinions: Dirga Opinion Re Presuit Requirements, Dirga Presuit Requirements Brief, Dirga Venue Brief, Dirga Jurisdiction Brief).
Whether Phil is handling a medical malpractice case, a car wreck case, a defective products case, or a case involving an insurance company’s refusal to pay for losses caused by one of our many Florida hurricanes, he always focuses on the needs of the client and the rights they have under the law. Phil believes that his clients should understand all of their options and devotes a great deal of time to making sure that they are informed. He works hard for his clients, and his hard work has been responsible for multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements. At the end of the day, Phil attributes his successes to his ability to see each client and each case uniquely and to choose the path that best advances his clients’ goals.
When Phil is not in the office, he enjoys camping, hiking, reading, cycling, swimming, and cooking with his wife and two sons. When his sons have their way, Phil’s free time is spent kung fu fighting, “beyblading,” and exploring the depths of his misunderstandings of the way common household items work.
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|AL||Authorized to practice law||2003||01/14/2016|
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2003||01/11/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Of Counsel||Taylor, Warren & Weidner, PA||2013 - Present|
|Partner||McKenzie, Hall & De La Piedra, PA||2002 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|GROOMS V. SERVICE MAX DELIVERY AND INSTALLATION, INC., 953 So.2d 624 (Fla. 1st DCA, 2007)||$1,206,190.56 Verdict for Plaintiff Marion Grooms|
|Dirga v. Butler, MD; 39 So.3d 388 (Fla. 1st DCA, 2010)||After losing three separate appeals to the First District Court of Appeal, the Defendant doctor's insurance company settled for confidential amount.|
|Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. v. McGowan, 83 So.3d 713 (Fla. 1st DCA, 2012)||$9.2 million dollar verdict for Plaintiff|
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|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|