|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Commercial Litigation; Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Personal injury general - plaintiff||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Comm. Litigation and Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|Personal Injury Plaintiff: General||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Plaintiff Personal Injury; Professional Negligence, Plaintiff||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Commercial Litigation, Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs||The Best Lawyers in America||2012|
|Personal Injury, Plaintiff; Professional Liability Plaintiff||Super Lawyers||2011|
|ABA Blawg 100 Honoree||ABA Journal||2010|
|Pro Bono Award||Jackson Young Lawyers Association||2003|
|President's Award- Mississippi Volunteer Lawyer of the Year||Mississippi Bar||2002|
|Owner||Philip Thomas Law Firm||2002 - Present|
|Clinical Instructor||University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Health Related Professions||1996 - 1996|
|Shareholder/ Associate||Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz||1995 - 2002|
|Associate||Wise Carter Child and Caraway||1993 - 1995|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|The National Trial Lawyers||Member||2012 - Present|
|National Board of Trial Advocacy||Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate||2010 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|Mississippi Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|University of Mississippi School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|Louisiana State University||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|Monthly membership meeting||Solo and small firm practice in Mississippi||2015|
|Litigation 101 Series||Case Evaluation for the Solo Practitioner||2015|
|MSCPA Business Valuation/ Litigation Support Conference Day||Tort Reform in MS after 10 years||2014|
|Bridge the Gap||Duty to Opposing Parties and their Counsel||2013|
|Miss. Sports Law Review Fall Symposium: The Impact of Concussion Lawsuits on the Future of Football||NFL Head Injury Litigation||2012|
|JYL Monthly Meeting CLE||Use of Blogging in Law Practice||2012|
|Tool Box Series: Social Media Implications and Applications||How to Use Blogging in Your Law Practice||2011|
|Miss. Bar Litigation Section Focus on the Jury||The Google Mistrial- Jurors and Social Media||2011|
|MC Law School MAJ Monthly Membership Meeting||Practicing Law||2011|
|Business Valuation & Litigation Support Services Conference||Everything that expert witnesses want to know but are afraid to ask||2011|
|Magnolia Bar Association CLE||Federal Practice: Discovery||2008|
|Nursing Home Malpractice: Evaluating and Addressing Accountability||Nursing Home Litigation||2007|
|Magnolia Bar Association CLE||Nursing Home Litigation||2007|
|Building Your Civil Trial Skills||Civil Trials||2007|
|Legal Update Seminar||Medical Records||1998|
|Legal Update Seminar||Medical Records||1997|
Posted by Susan Greer
I have had the privilege of knowing Philip Thomas since 1996. Not only is he an outstanding person and very knowledgeable of the laws of Mississippi and most any attorney in Mississippi; he has the utmost experience and highest integrity to achieve the best outcome when representing the interests of a person as a Plaintiff or in defending the interests of a Defendant corporation. He has the highest quality work ethic of any attorney that I have ever known, and I was a legal assistant for various attorneys for over twenty years. He has represented my interests in several different matters and achieved the best possible outcome that could be achieved in one matter and more than expected to achieve in another matter. I would highly recommend Philip Thomas to anyone looking for the most trustworthy, knowledgeable, extremely meticulous, and very experienced and passionate attorney for representation in Plaintiff lawsuits or Business Litigation, etc.
Posted by anonymous
I can only give Philip Thomas the highest ratings in his representation of my interests.
Insightful facts that I have learned:
1. From his career background, Philip has chosen to practice as an independent attorney verses a large group practice that affords him the latitude of representation supporting the interests of his clients verses productivity mandates.
2. He is meticulous in his intricate preparatory case law research that serves to anticipate action.
3. He has no hesitation to move a venue from State to Federal Court in the interests of his clients.
4. He is aware of the need to manage his client’s emotions while maintaining his own objectivity of the step by step processes. This is especially necessary in the case of long civil action processes.
5. He is aware of his opposing counsel’s strengths and weaknesses.
6. There are situations where the quicker settlements do not necessarily represent the interests of the client.
“Bigger might seem to offer the advantages of multiple expertise – but from my perspective, Philip Thomas’ commitment to the details allowed my position to prevail in a long legal journey that would have been grossly compromised if not for his resolve. Such a practice philosophy takes courage and confidence in a small independent practice. Philip gets an “A” and my strongest recommendation.”
Posted by anonymous
I was sued in a frivolous lawsuit. The claims against me were slanderous, despicable and false. When I turned to Philip for help, I could see I was in good hands. He was thorough and knowledgeable and easily reachable. His assistant was also kind, knowledgeable and quick to respond as well. Philip immediately had my case removed to Federal court to ensure a fair trial. His response to the plaintiff was bold and thorough. Upon receiving the response the plaintiff dropped the lawsuit. Thank you again, Philip Thomas!