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Phillip Edward Stackhouse

Phillip Edward Stackhouse

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Military Law

Phillip Stackhouse

About Me

Phil has a shared passion with the other injury lawyers of Metier Law Firm, LLC in representing people who have been injured by the intentional or negligent acts of others.


Phil has not only been a trial lawyer for the past 15-years, but he is also a retired active-duty Marine having served 22-years as an enlisted Marine, infantry officer, and trial lawyer, retiring from the Marines in 2006, when he received the 2006 Outstanding Armed Services Attorney Award.


Phil focuses his practice on motorcycle accidents and motor vehicle accidents and brings his experience of litigating nearly 100-jury trials to verdict to get justice for his clients. He teaches advanced trial skills around the country several times a year, but only to lawyers who represent people. Phil is a faculty member at the storied Trial Lawyers College and a member of: American Association of Justice, Colorado Bar Association, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Wyoming Bar Association and Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association.


While an active-duty Marine, Phil was sent to The George Washington University for an undergraduate degree in Business before commissioning and was later sent to Western New England University for law school before serving as a trial lawyer until retirement.






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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Personal Injury: 90%
    9 years
  2. Military Law: 5%
    16 years, 100 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 5%
    16 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($300-500/hour), Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

31 total 

  • Franz Nicholas Borghardt

    I endorse this lawyer. I worked with this attorney at the Trial Lawyers College and his trial skills are apparent and experience is vast. Additionally, his specialized knowledge of military law makes him a "must go to" if you have any military law needs.


    Franz Borghardt Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Haytham Faraj

    Phil is a friend but also a colleague. He is a true warrior in every sense of the word. He fights for clients with passion, skill, and a fierce determination to win. Phil is also a fellow member of the faculty at the Trial Lawyer's College where he teaches lawyer the trial skills that have made him such a successful trial attorney.


    Haytham Faraj Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact Info

Metier Law Firm, LLC

4828 S. College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO, 80525


DCActive 201007/19/2014
NCAuthorized to practice law200704/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Outstanding Career Armed Services Attorney AwardJudge Advocates Association2006

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Trial LawyerMetier Law Firm2014 - Present
Trial Lawyer, OwnerThe Law Offices of Phillip Stackhouse, PLLC2010 - Present
Trial Lawyer, PartnerSchertler & Onorato, LLP2009 - 2010
Trial Lawyer, OwnerLaw Offices of Phillip Stackhouse, PLLC2006 - 2009
Marine, Infantry Officer, Judge Advocate (Trial Lawyer)US Marine Corps Judge Advocate1984 - 2006

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Association for JusticeN/A2012 - Present
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeN/A2010 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2004 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
DiDonato v. United StatesTrying to change the law is hard - we didn't win.

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Publication NameTitleDate
The WarriorAuthentic Justice - The Valor of Vulnerablity2011

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. ArmyCriminal LawLL.M - Master of Laws2004
Western New England College School of LawCriminal LawJD - Juris Doctor1999
George Washington UniversityHuman ResourcesB.B.A.1992

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Direct and Cross Examination RegionalDirect and Cross Examination2014
Voir Dire RegionalVoir Dire2013
Opening StatementsOpening Statements2013
Graduate Course IAdvanced Trial Advocacy2013
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeDiscovering the Story2013
Death PenaltyTrial Advocacy2013
Advanced Trial Advocacy CourseAdvocacy2013
Graduate Course IAdvocacy2012
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeAdvocacy - Death Penalty Seminar2012
Advance Trial Advocacy CourseAdvocacy2012
Advance Trial Advocacy CourseAdvocacy2011
Advance Trial Advocacy CourseAdvocacy2010
Defending Complex CasesClemency and Parole2009
Defending Complex CasesClemency and Parole2008
Defending Complex CasesClemency and Parole2007
Defending Complex CasesClemency and Parole2006