Phil Graham has over 27 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.
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.
Defense Research Institute
Missouri Bar Association
Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
J.D., University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law
B.A. in Finance and Banking, University of Missouri - Columbia
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
United States District Court of the Central District of Illinois
United States District Court of the Southern District of Illinois
United States District Court of the Eastern District of Missouri
United States District Court of the Western District of Missouri
St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, Brentwood, MO, Financial Board Member
Co-presenter, “Impact of 2021 Updates to § 537.065 R.S.Mo.,” Missouri Bar Association Continuing Legal Education