Phil is counsel and litigator at Bishop & McKenzie. He’s been here his entire 50+ year legal career. His practice covers civil trial and appeal work with an emphasis on construction litigation, major personal injury and wrongful death litigation, insurance matters including professional errors and omissions, and coverage opinions. Phil also performs administrative board work and advises on municipal law.
His clients include lawyers, doctors, accountants, corporate executives and anyone else in need of legal services. He has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada 10 times. Each visit has helped shape his perspective and experience.
Since 1985, Phil has held the position of diocesan solicitor for the Anglican Diocese of Edmonton. He served as a bencher of the Law Society of Alberta in the 1990s, and is a past member of several Law Society of Alberta committees. Phil is also on the Board of the Canterbury Foundation.
Phil often shares his experience with other lawyers on matters of legal ethics, practice management and Municipal Law. He continues to be a devout student of the law, passing on his valuable learning along the way.
A former professional pipe organist, he still tickles the ivories for relaxation. He also kayaks and paddle boards, and snow skis downhill and cross-country. The travel bug bit Phil early on, and he’s explored many reaches of the globe from north of the Arctic Circle, to the Cape of Good Hope. Above all, Phil loves spending time with his wife of 50+ years, their children, and grandchildren.