Phil George

Associate
Phil George

Overview

Phil George is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Litigation Practice. Mr. George has experience at all stages of litigation in federal and state courts, including complex discovery matters, extensive trial experience and appellate advocacy. He has handled a variety of matters including complex commercial litigation, breach of contract, business torts, Georgia Open Records Act litigation, First Amendment litigation, insurance coverage litigation, employment litigation and landlord/tenant issues.

Mr. George's representative matters include the following:

  • obtained dismissal of petition in a high-profile tax litigation case involving counts for declaratory judgment, injunctive relief and tax rebate
  • obtained Supreme Court of Georgia's reversal of an adverse summary judgment ruling relating to contractual indemnification provision
  • obtained a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in district court for a risk management company in a breach of restrictive covenants case
  • provided appellate representation for a transportation company regarding the applicability of Georgia's self-insurance statutes
  • provided appellate representation for an individual in a First Amendment case
  • provided an appellate representation in a week-long jury trial involving an airplane crash resulting in a full defense verdict
  • obtained a favorable defense verdict for a large international bank in a four-week bench trial regarding Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities (RMBS)
  • obtained a favorable jury verdict for a large international bank in weeklong jury trial regarding an alleged breach of investment agreements
  • provided a successful defense in a weeklong pro bono trial in family court

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. George was an associate at a large international law firm in New York, where his practice focused on complex commercial litigation.

During law school, Mr. George served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Renee Marie Bumb of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.  He also provided pro bono support for LawHelp New York, a nonprofit organization that assists clients access information regarding a variety of publicly available legal services.

Credentials

Education
  • Columbia University Law School, J.D.
  • Georgetown University, B.S., cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Georgia
  • New York
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Memberships
  • Columbia Journal of European Law, Managing Editor
Honors & Awards
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Columbia University