Susan O. Phillips
Of Counsel/Office Manager
(859) 219-8214
Office: Lexington
J.D. University of Kentucky
B.A. University of Kentucky
Licensure: KY | WV
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Susan Phillips is a trial attorney who has tried numerous cases to juries in both state and federal courts. Additionally, she has argued cases before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and been actively involved in arbitration and mediation. Ms. Phillips concentrates her practice in the areas of professional liability and personal injury defense. From 2006-2009, she served as the firm's Pro Bono Director.

Work Experience

1989 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Key Experience

Negotiated settlement during trial for a physician who delivered a healthy infant that died several hours after birth
Defended multiple long-term care facilities in claims involving medical negligence (including wound development, infection, falls, understaffing, and malnutrition) and punitive conduct
Defended multiple hospital clients in complex medical negligence claims involving death, birth injuries, quadriplegia and amputation

Memberships & Awards

Graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA)
Journal of Mineral Law & Policy
Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
Defense Research Institute
Energy & Mineral Law Foundation