Phillip H. Hutchinson is a strategic business litigator who defends corporations in complex litigation claims in state and federal courts, including individual class actions and real estate litigation disputes. Phillip has represented clients in cases involving complex product liability disputes, automobile rollover claims, construction defects (including delay claims), insurance coverage defense, eminent domain actions, employment discrimination, non-competition agreements, and real estate disputes, including commercial leases. He has broad experience in complex case management, electronic discovery management, extensive pre-trial discovery, and work product protection.
Phillip also has an emerging government relations practice that involves advocating for his clients’ interest while guiding them through Palm Beach and other local government protocols for real estate and other commercial development activities. As part of his ongoing pro bono endeavors targeting economic development in underprivileged communities, Phillip helped secure site and land use approvals for the opening of a medical clinic in downtown Palm Beach.
A trained aerospace engineer, Phillip spent five years designing jet engines for military fighter aircraft prior to attending the University of Florida College of Law where he was a member of the Florida Law Review. Phillip has served as an instructor in the firm's Litigation Skills Academy and is an avid mentor to young lawyers.
- Products liability
- Insurance coverage defense
- Class-action lawsuits
- Eminent domain
- Labor and employment matters, including discrimination and statutory claims
- Jury trials and arbitrations
- Insurance regulation
- Consumer finance