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Philip W. Thomas

Personal injury Attorney at Jackson, MS

5.0   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State MS
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Philip

Learn Philip’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    80%
    auto accidents and other general personal injury cases.

    31 years

  2. Litigation
    10%
    Commercial litigation, breach of trust, legal malpractice and other general litigation

    31 years

  3. Wrongful death
    10%

    31 years

Represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation, commercial litigation, business disputes and personal injury.

2017-2018: Ranked Top 50 attorney in Mississippi by Mid-South Super Lawyers.

2012-2019: Best Lawyers in America (commercial litigation).

2011-2018: Mid-South Super Lawyers.

Tried numerous cases to verdict in state and federal court for plaintiffs and defendants. Representative verdicts:

  • $1.9 million verdict in a nursing home neglect case in Hinds County
  • $1.8 million verdict in a medical malpractice case in Harrison County
  • $800,000 medical malpractice cancer misdiagnosis verdict in Hinds County
  • $6.4 million verdict in breach of trust case in Hinds County
  • Major defense verdicts in life insurance sales fraud cases in Hinds County, Jasper County and Union County.

Tried cases to verdict in state courts throughout Mississippi. 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.

Tried cases to verdict in federal courts in Jackson, Oxford, Gulfport, Aberdeen, Natchez and Hattiesburg. Three oral arguments in appeals before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.

Tried multiple arbitration disputes to decision.

Location

Morgan & Morgan
4450 Old Canton Rd.
STE 200
Jackson, MS, 39211

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Communicative, Pro-active & Knowledgeable
Philip Thomas is our model of a stellar attorney - well-versed and experienced in law. While representing us, he took time to understand our complex situation, he proposed creative solutions and explained our options (and our opponent's options) at each stage of the legal process. Philip listened to our concerns and consistently responded concisely and in a timely manner. He allowed us time to carefully weigh our decisions. Philip produced legal docs proactively and precisely and modified them, as needed, to our particulars. The fee structure was straight-forward and every penny spent was well worth the work he performed. We are pleased to have had such a professional, courteous and smart advocate represent us.
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Posted by Susan Greer | October 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney!
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.
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Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2015
Philip W. Thomas - Knowledgeable, Meticulous, Passionate and Trustworthy
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.”
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Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2012
Thank you, Philip Thomas!
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!
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Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2012
Review of Philip W. Thomas as a Lawyer
Philip Thomas is an attorney who successfully represented me in a difficult litigation case about eight years ago. Here are the main reasons why I think Philip did a great job for me as an attorney: 1. I resided in a different state and I found Philip on the internet and hired him over the phone without seeing him. My initial positive impression of him was fully justified by his excellent interpersonal and professional performance. 2. Philip took over the case from another attorney (who had to withdraw for personal reasons) and successfully adapted to it and created a winning strategy for it. 3. He offered me a very affordable and convenient financial arrangement. 4. Philip proved to be a brilliant attorney who mastered his trade from all standpoints. He won my case. In essence, Philip W. Thomas is a great person who did an excellent job for me as a lawyer. He is a winner and I would hire him again if I needed an attorney.
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Posted by Jim | May 12, 2012
Civil Litigation
Philip did a great job. Very diligent and extremely insightful of the law and specifics of my case.
Posted by Tom | May 4, 2012
Business Insurance claim
One of my companies was involved in a Casualty and Business Interuption dispute with a major insurance company. We reached a settlement on the Casualty portion of the claim although it took nearly a year. The BI portion became hopelessly deadlocked. Mr. Thomas was recommended by a friend and was retained by my firm. After discovery, which dragged on for months because the insurance company changed legal representation several times, we gave depositions to the insurance company's legal representatives. Several months later after another law firm change by the opposition, we were able to schedule a deposition from a senior officer of the insurance company who incidently had a law degree In a short period Mr. Thomas's questioning was so intense that the opposing law firm asked for a conference with their client. Upon returning to the conference room, they offered a settlement which we accepted after raising their offer. I have never witnessed the opposition admitting defeat while in their own client's deposition. Without hesitation, I would use Mr. Thomas again and would recommend him very highly.
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Posted by Clara | May 1, 2012
Heritage
I made a call one day in 2007 about my mother who had been abused in a nursing home. I did not know what to expect when I called Philip and he was very professional and understanding. He accepted my families case and worked very hard for us. There were numerous road blocks for us, but with Philip's dedication he pulled us through the lawsuit and we won. I would recommend Philip highly for someone who is looking for a professional, understanding and dedicated.
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Posted by Stephan | April 27, 2012
AWESOME ATTY!!!!!!!
I would recommend Phillip to anyone! He is Honest, Prudent and always accessable. He is an ASSET to my Corporation!!!!
Posted by Mary | April 26, 2012
Great lawyer and good experience
Philip took a case that 5 lawyers had turned down. Some telling me that there was no chance to win it. Philip won the case receiving my money back plus more. It was a very good experience and I still keep up with him today. I recommend him very highly and I have recommended him on several occasions. Great person and I enjoyed my case with him. If I need another lawyer in the future I will call Philip first.
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Posted by Rilda | March 27, 2012
Review for Mr. Philip W. Thomas
Upon the initial meeting with Mr. Thomas, he reviewed all the information. He explained all the details and answered my questions to my satisfaction. I hired him at that initial meeting. Mr. Thomas assured me that we would not be dealing with a rude insurance adjustor any more. He would be taking all her calls. He also gave his name and number to assure the bill collectors that we had a legitimate law suit ( we were rear-ended in an auto accident) Our law suit was settled out of court in a timely manner. I give Mr. Thomas all the credit because of his skills as an excellent attorney. He is everything that you could ask for as an attorney-- truly humble, skilled in his profession, and a kind person who truly has the best interest for us. When our case settled, Mr. Thomas and his staff were very efficient in calling us and getting all the monies paid to appropriate parties. He even reduced his fee for us at the end of our case. This enabled us to receive more for our own. Mr. Thomas is truly an attorney that we would recommend to family and friends.
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Posted by Shirley | November 22, 2011
review of Philip W. Thomas as lawyer
By far the best lawyer that I have ever used. He was very responsive to my needs as a client. He was always patient with me when I didn't understand some of the legal terms being used in my case. I would absolutely use him again for legal matters. I was extremely pleased with the way in which he handled my case. I would recommend him for cases involving legal or medical malpractice, or any type of personal injury cases. He was excellent.
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Posted by Denise | June 7, 2011
Trustworthy; responsive, knowledgeable; informed--he was above and beyond all of these.
Mr. Thomas was recommended by another local attorney, that attorney having a wonderful reputation. We met today with Mr. Thomas regarding the death of our Dad after a very serious fall at The Blake, an assisted living facility in Ridgeland, Mississippi. The nurse in charge of the facility didn't feel it necessary that he be taken to an emergency room. Instead, she called us that morning, to advise us of the fall and 'warn' us of what he would look like at the Easter lunch we were attending with him that day at noon. From the morning of that fall, and throughout the following week, he couldn't eat, drink, walk or talk. According to the staff (nurse), his condition was caused by a 'urinary tract infection' that was supposedly something that caused his condition (elderly, Parkinson's) to become much worse until treated. After a week, our private sitter (because we knew after this that their care wasn't possibly adequate) found him early morning gasping for breath, had an ambulance called; was taken to ER; immediately sent to Intensive Care with major brain hemorrage, past and present, pneumonia in both lungs and kidney failure possible. It was clear from all physicians, including the neurosurgeon, that this was a result of his fall. Mr. Thomas advised us to contact the State Department of Health to inform them of the facility taking in patients that needed to be in a much more supervised setting, i.e. skilled nursing...so they could observe themselves how many patients at the facility are there that need to be in a skilled nursing-type situation instead. Mr. Thomas was one of the most honest people/attorneys we have ever encountered. It would have been really easy for him to take this case, collect tens of thousands in fees, because of our feelings and knowledge of the obvious negligence at the facility. However, he was very upfront about an eventual outcome and advised us instead to make complaints to proper authorities--hoping that this kind of tragedy can be prevented in the future with other helpless patients. He was truly one of the most impressive people we have met, in any profession.
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Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2010
Philip is responsive and a thinker!
I have been working with Philip routinely for a few years now as in-house counsel with an insurance company. He is extremely responsive and uses his keen intellect to assist us in preventing and resolving problems regarding insurance defense. He is a pleasure to work with and an integral part of our Mississippi defense team.
Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2010
Capable legal representation across the ocean
A member of our (European) family died in a tragical road accident during a holiday trip in the USA. It will be understood that after this there was a lot that had to be dealt with. Our family was looking for an experienced and skilled American lawyer. Mr. Philip Thomas was recommended to us by an American acquaintance of our family member, and he consented to represent our family. Mr. Thomas appeared to be a capable lawyer who successfully managed our case. This implied among other things that he in a very friendly, helpful and efficient way guided us through the process of obtaining in our own country all documents that were required for the American law system. Mr. Thomas’ efforts led to the desired results, importantly, much sooner than we had expected.
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Posted by Lloyd | November 3, 2010
Attorney to the rescue
My wife and I were getting unwarranted threats from a large company. I called Philip and told him the situation and gave him all the information. He told us not to worry and let him handle the problem and to refer future calls to him. Not only did he stop the calls, but the company wound up paying us damages. He is a great lawyer and I would certainly use him again.
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Posted by Barbara | October 26, 2010
Success for Small Business
My husband and I own a small business and we contacted Mr. Thomas to represent us in a personal injury matter relating to our business. He was very aggressive with his defense of this matter and the cost to defend our case was minimal. Mr. Thomas paid very close attention to keeping the cost down and getting us the outcome we very much desired.
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Cost

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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Litigation Attorney
  • Morgan & Morgan
  • 2020 - Present
  • Owner
  • Philip Thomas Law Firm
  • 2002 - 2020
  • 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
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Education

  • University of Mississippi School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Louisiana State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Successful defense in bad faith denial trial

Associations

  • 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
  • Mississippi Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Commercial Litigation, Professional Malpractice Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2021
  • 2020 Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Commercial Litigation, Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • 2019 Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Commercial Litigation, Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 50 Attorneys in Mississippi
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Commercial Litigation, Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Top 50 Attorneys in Mississippi
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 2017 Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Commercial Litigation, Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • 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
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Speaking Engagements

  • How to Hang Your Shingle
  • Going Paperless in a Law Office
  • 2018
  • Mississippi Bar Litigation 101 Series
  • Mediation and Negotiations - Plaintiff's perspective
  • 2017
  • Mississippi Bar Convention
  • Social Media and the Law: A Bench and Bar Discussion
  • 2017
  • Jackson Young Lawyers monthly membership meeting
  • Solo and small firm practice in Mississippi
  • 2015
  • MSCPA Business Valuation/ Litigation Support Conference Day
  • Tort Reform in Mississippi after 10 years
  • 2014
  • Miss. Sports Law Review Fall Symposium: The Impact of Concussion Lawsuits on the Future of Football
  • NFL Head Injury Litigation
  • 2012
  • Jackson Young Lawyers monthly membership meeting
  • Use of Blogging in Law Practice
  • 2012
  • Univ. of Miss. Law School CLE 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 Chapter Monthly 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
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
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Litigation Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Philip. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have enjoyed getting to know Philip since he opened his office next door to mine. He is a true maven of the arts of advocacy and persuasion. I hope we find a case we can work together on soon."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Fearless, capable, and extremely nimble in the Courtroom. I have tried several cases with Philip and even one against. He is a true student of trial tactics."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Philip is extremely intelligent and diligent. He is a tireless advocate for his clients, and will obtain the best results possible for his clients. He stays at the cutting edge with respect to trial strategies and trial technology, and is at his best when working on complex cases such as medical malpractice and legal malpractice claims. You simply can't go wrong in asking Philip to represent you."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Although it has been a few years since we worked on the same matter, in my experience Phillip is an excellent attorney, whose word has been gold. I highly recommend him."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked with Philip on the other side and found him to be professional and courteous. He was a pleasure to work with and a lawyer who was a fierce advocate for his client, which is what all clients deserve."
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Jackson Personal injury Lawyer Philip W. Thomas
Philip W. Thomas
Personal injury Attorney
Jackson, MS