Successful appeal to the Alabama Supreme Court in DISA Industries, Inc. v. Gregory Bell. In the AEMLD and negligence case, a $500k verdict was overturned. (July 2018)
Phil Collins’ career has been guided by a simple motto: All it takes is all you have. He always has the client’s best interest at heart, and to him there is no room for half commitments. Phil began his first career in sales, but was later exposed to the legal profession through family members. He found litigation to be a natural fit for his competitive nature. Phil’s belief in consistency and excellence defines his dedicated approach to practicing in the areas of long term healthcare, medical negligence, insurance defense, product liability litigation and mediation.
Since joining the firm in 1997, Phil has successfully defended a wide range of corporate defendants in personal injury cases, including hospitals, nursing homes, underground coal mining operations, product manufacturers, home builders, food processing companies, trucking companies and scaffolding companies, to name a few. He has also represented numerous insurance providers in direct-action cases. His individualistic, highly organized and fiercely competitive approach has served his clients well over the past couple of decades. Additionally, Phil has served as an Adjunct Professor at the Birmingham School of Law, teaching Torts I & II, and has lectured on numerous topics. Phil is also a registered mediator listed on the Alabama State Court Mediator Roster.
In his free time, Phil enjoys golfing and is an avid marathoner. His wife, Catherine, and he have three children.
Phil earned his BS from Auburn University and his JD from The University of Alabama School of Law.
Bar & Court Admissions
Alabama State Bar
All Alabama Federal Court Districts
Alabama State Court Mediator Roster
Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
Alabama Nursing Home Association
American Bar Association
American Health Law Association
Defense Research Institute
Successfully argued Summary Judgment on behalf of hospital client (February 2017)
Resources & News
Distinctions & Contributions
Served as an Adjunct Professor at the Birmingham School of Law (Torts I & II)02
Speaker on “Handling Medical Negligence Cases in Alabama” and “Insurance Coverage Law in Alabama” (Birmingham School of Law)03
Has conducted multiple seminars on Healthcare Provider Risk Management