Phil Graham, Shareholder

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Biography

Phil Graham has over 25 years of litigation experience. He is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation and Products Liability Groups. Phil is an experienced insurance coverage and “bad-faith” lawyer representing commercial insurers in complex coverage disputes involving various lines of commercial insurance. He is experienced in providing coverage opinions and litigating coverage and bad-faith cases. Phil also has expertise and experience in handling complex coverage issues and litigation involving first-party property damage claims.

Phil is also experienced in defending and counseling employers in employment discrimination and wrongful termination litigation, including EEOC and parallel state administrative matters. He also has experience and expertise counseling clients and in litigating non-compete, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements.

For fun, Phil enjoys running and playing the guitar. He spends most of his free time with his wife, Amy and children Matthew and Jenna. He loves watching his kids play soccer, basketball and volleyball, and reading books with his daughter. On Saturdays in the fall, you can find him rooting for the University of Missouri Tigers’ football team.

Background

After earning his Bachelor’s Degree in finance and banking from the University of Missouri – Columbia, Phil studied law at the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law.

Phil was a shareholder and practiced law with Helfrey, Neiers and Jones for 18 years before that firm’s members joining Sandberg Phoenix in 2013. Previous to that, he was an associate with a large defense firm in downtown St. Louis for three years.

Phil is a member of The Missouri Bar and the Defense Research Institute where he is an active member of the Insurance Law Committee. He is also a long-time member of the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers. In addition, he is a member of the parish financial board at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Brentwood, Missouri.

Phil is licensed to practice law in Missouri and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, U.S. District Court Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri, as well as in the U.S. District Court Central and Southern District of Illinois. Phil has been admitted pro hac vice to handle litigation for clients in jurisdictions all over the United States.

BIOGRAPHY

Phil Graham has over 25 years of litigation experience. He is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation and Products Liability Groups. Phil is an experienced insurance coverage and “bad-faith” lawyer representing commercial insurers in complex coverage disputes involving various lines of commercial insurance. He is experienced in providing coverage opinions and litigating coverage and bad-faith cases. Phil also has expertise and experience in handling complex coverage issues and litigation involving first-party property damage claims.

Phil is also experienced in defending and counseling employers in employment discrimination and wrongful termination litigation, including EEOC and parallel state administrative matters. He also has experience and expertise counseling clients and in litigating non-compete, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements.

For fun, Phil enjoys running and playing the guitar. He spends most of his free time with his wife, Amy and children Matthew and Jenna. He loves watching his kids play soccer, basketball and volleyball, and reading books with his daughter. On Saturdays in the fall, you can find him rooting for the University of Missouri Tigers’ football team.

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