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, 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:

  • Assisted in the Supreme Court of Georgia's reversal of an adverse summary judgment ruling relating to contractual indemnification provision
  • Obtained a temporary restraining order (TRO) 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
  • 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. 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