About Philip Thomas

I enjoy representing individuals who are at an economic disadvantage in a lawsuit against a large company.

Client Testimonials.

Philip Thomas has practiced law in Mississippi for 24 years. Originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Philip moved to Jackson to work at a large defense firm after graduating from law school in 1993.

From 1995 – 2002 Philip worked as an associate and later a partner at Baker Donelson Bearman & Caldwell, which is a large regional law firm. In 2002 Philip fulfilled his career dream of starting his own law firm.

Since 2002, Philip has represented a wide range of companies and individuals in many types of civil litigation cases.

The Philip W. Thomas Law Firm currently focuses on representing parties in commercial disputes and individual victims of legal malpractice, assisted living abuse and neglect and other serious personal injuries and complex litigation.

Philip is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy with an additional certification in Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy.

Philip has the highest possible rating from both Martindale-Hubell and the Avvo Lawyer Rating Directory. Philip’s Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating is AV (Preeminent). Visit Philip’s Martindale.com profile to read reviews by other attorneys.

Philip also has a 10 out of 10 rating by the Avvo Legal Directory and Lawyer Rating Service. Visit Philip’s Avvo profile to read client reviews and edorsements from lawyers who have worked with and against Philip in cases.

Excerpts from actual client reviews are posted on the testimonials page.

Philip is annually named to the Mid-South Superlawyers and The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice areas of Commercial Litigation and Professional Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs.

In Court in Mississippi

When trying complex and catastrophic injury lawsuits, Philip brings a depth of courtroom skill and legal experience to his cases. His courtroom presence, tenacity and dedication are recognized by Mississippi’s preeminent trial lawyers. They often call upon him to collaborate and serve as co-counsel on complex trial matters.

In one representative case, he achieved a $1.8 million jury verdict for the victim of unnecessary brain surgery, whose life altering injury was caused by mixed-up CT scan results.

A Modern Approach to Mississippi Trial Law

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. His insightful, home-state perspective on civil litigation has garnered wide readership and attracted the national media. His blog postings about the A&O Life Fund scam contributed to Forbes Magazine’s coverage of the financial scandal.

In 2010 the ABA Journal selected Philip’s blog for the ABA Journal’s Blawg 100, its list of the best 100 legal blogs for 2010.

He maintains an active profile in the Mississippi legal community.

Trying Cases to Verdict in Mississippi Courtrooms

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, Warren and Washington.

Philip has also tried cases to verdict in federal court in Jackson, Gulfport, Oxford, Aberdeen, Hattiesburg and Natchez.