Phil Elbert is a senior partner with nearly 40 years of experience. He has tried numerous cases, most often as plaintiffs’ counsel, and recovered many millions of dollars for his clients. He has argued multiple cases on appeal in both federal and state courts, including a number of significant cases decided in the federal Courts of Appeals and by the Tennessee Supreme Court. He served as lead counsel for the plaintiff/appellant before the United States Supreme Court in Maracich, et al. v. Spears, et al., 133 S.Ct. 2191 (June 17, 2013), and prosecuted the case to a successful conclusion on remand to the lower courts. Other lawyers regularly seek his advice in difficult legal matters and turn to him when they need representation, and he is well known as a tenacious advocate for justice and his clients’ rights. Phil is also admitted to practice in Kentucky.
Phil is a frequent speaker at legal seminars on a variety of topics including Motion Practice to Win Your Case and The State of Pre-emption in Products Liability Practice for the Tennessee Bar Association, Trucking Litigation and D.O.T. Regulations in Tennessee for Lorman Educational Services, Recent Developments in Tennessee Law for Barristers’ CLE Seminar Series, along with Strategies for Working with Evidence at Trial and Ethics, Evidence and Experts for the National Business Institute.
His personal interests include reading, cycling and fishing