Phil represents clients in intellectual property litigation matters. He earned his J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, where he became a member of the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Phil gained valuable experience through his work in university clinics. Phil worked for the Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property Clinic, where he counseled small businesses through the intellectual property acquisition process, including trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. He also worked for the university’s Civil Rights and Mediation Clinic, where he was placed with the Neighborhood Vacancy Initiative at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. In his work there, Phil helped neighborhoods with legal work to take possession of and redevelop abandoned housing. 

Phil earned his undergraduate degree in information and computer science and started a software business where he developed an automated software product. This experience gave him insight into how a technology business operates, helping him to better understand his clients’ business challenges. Phil is genuinely excited about innovation, and his background allows him to understand his clients’ new technologies at a deeper level, bringing both passion and advanced knowledge to his intellectual property practice. 


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