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G. Mark Phillips

Partner

Liberty Center
151 Meeting Street
Suite 600
Charleston, SC 29401
mark.phillips@nelsonmullins.com

Mark Phillips is a trial attorney whose litigation practice focuses on product liability cases. Mr. Phillips is a first-chair trial lawyer who has tried personal injury cases to verdict in 11 states and has participated in trials in 9 other states. He currently serves as the State Chair of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Mark Phillips is a trial attorney whose litigation practice focuses on product liability cases. Mr. Phillips is a first-chair trial lawyer who has tried personal injury cases to verdict in 11 states and has participated in trials in 9 other states. He currently serves as the State Chair of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Mark Phillips is a trial attorney whose litigation practice focuses on product liability cases. Mr. Phillips is a first-chair trial lawyer who has tried personal injury cases to verdict in 11 states and has participated in trials in 9 other states. He currently serves as the State Chair of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Experience

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  • Has tried asbestos personal injury cases to verdict in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington State, and West Virginia, and has participated in asbestos personal injury trials in Alabama,  Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Virginia

  • Handled a six-week trial to verdict in a mesothelioma product liability case involving a $20.5 million exposure in a plaintiff-friendly venue (June 2013)
  • Recent asbestos personal injury trial verdicts on September 17, 2015, June 21, 2013, May 17, 2011, Apr. 25, 2008, Oct. 26, 2006, March 1, 2006, Aug. 14, 2005, May 19, 2005, Jan. 27, 2005, Aug. 20, 2003, Nov. 1, 2002, and Oct. 18, 2001
  • Presently involved in extensive litigation for senior living facilities
  • Handled a dram shop trial to verdict for a national restaurant chain (January 9, 2014)
  • Handled a two-week federal trial to verdict for an automobile manufacturer, which arose under the state and federal Dealers Day in Court Act (February 18, 2009)
  • Has handled the defense of more than 200 synthetic stucco (Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems - EIFS) cases for South Carolina homebuilders, including the first trial of a South Carolina EIFS case (May 2000) and another homebuilder's synthetic stucco case to verdict (April 30, 2002)
  • Trial experience encompasses building product, construction, commercial, general liability, product liability, and other personal injury cases in South Carolina and in other venues across the United States, during well over 30 years of practice

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, JD (1986)
  • University of the South (Sewanee), BA (1983)
  • St. John’s College, Oxford University

Admissions

  • Florida
  • South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Practice Areas

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  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (February 2009-Present)
  • Advocate-level member, American Board of Trial Advocates (January 2004-Present)
  • Permanent Member, Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference (since 2003)
  • Board Member, Clemson University Foundation 
  • Board of Trustees, University of the South (Sewanee)
  • Past Chairman and President, Coastal Carolina Council of the Boy Scouts of America
  • Past Board Member, Gibbes Museum of Art
  • Board of Directors, Kanuga Conferences, Inc.
  • Development Board Member, Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community
  • Past Vestryman and Senior Warden, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church
  • Trustee, The Society for the Relief of the Widows and Orphans of the Clergy of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the State of South Carolina
  • State Chair, American College of Trial Lawyers (2017-Present) (Vice Chair, 2015-2017)
  • Past President, American Board of Trial Advocates, Charleston Chapter (2016-2017) 
  • Past President, South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association (2005-2006)
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