Attorney at Law
A seasoned lawyer and partner at Shumaker, Phil has more than four decades’ worth of extensive litigation experience. Renowned for his collaborative approach, he handles cases nationally, representing private and public corporations in litigation disputes, including shareholder disputes, contract disputes, and class action suits. In addition, he regularly represents the broadcast media on first amendment issues and intellectual property matters, and he has substantial experience in the health care field when it comes to practice management issues and contracts.
Recognized as a distinguished Lawyer, Phil has earned multiple honors from various publications, recognizing his exceptional contributions to the legal field. Phil’s honors include AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Best Lawyers in America (2008-2024), Florida Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine (2007-2020), Florida Legal Elite by Florida Trend magazine (2007, 2016), Tampa Bay’s Best Lawyers (2008), and Top Lawyer by Tampa Bay Magazine.
In keeping with Shumaker’s core mission to be a positive and impactful difference maker for clients and in the communities it serves, Phil is dedicated to making a positive impact beyond the courtroom by donating his legal skills to pro bono work, providing assistance to those in need. In addition, Phil contributes to coastal restoration efforts as a dedicated volunteer, focusing on planting mangroves, showcasing his commitment to community and environmental preservation.