Based in Jackson, Philip heads his own firm, which he established in 2002. The Philip W. Thomas Law Firm primarily focuses on representing people in cases involving commercial disputes, legal malpractice, breach of trust, assisted living abuse, and personal injury.
A graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law, Philip has earned the attention and respect of Mississippi’s legal community. He was named Mississippi Volunteer Lawyer of the Year by the president of the Mississippi Bar Association. The Jackson Young Lawyers Association recognized him as the pro bono lawyer of the year.
Philip also provides topical blog commentary on the state’s legal and political issues in his Mississippi Litigation Review and Commentary.
He maintains an active profile in the Mississippi legal community and has served on numerous Mississippi Bar Association committees, including as chairman of its Delivery of Legal Services Committee. Philip currently serves on the Character and Fitness Committee of the Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions.
Over the course of his practice, Philip has tried numerous complex lawsuits to verdict in state and federal court for both plaintiffs and defendants. His defense work includes serving as local counsel for national companies with matters in Mississippi. Representative verdicts Philip has obtained include:
In state court in Mississippi, Philip has tried cases to verdict in the circuit courts of counties statewide. These include Harrison, Hinds (First Judicial District, Jackson), Jackson, Jasper (First Judicial District, Paulding), Jasper (Second Judicial District, Bay Springs), Lee, Rankin, Union and Warren. Philip has also tried cases to verdict in federal court in Jackson, Oxford, Gulfport, Aberdeen, Natchez and Hattiesburg.