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Phil is a member of the firm's Litigation Department and is a trial lawyer in the Lexington office. He represents business clients in federal and state courts and in administrative proceedings. Phil has significant experience in equine and health care matters. He served as co-chairman of Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP from 2012-2014. 

Career Highlights


  • Honorary Doctor of Law degree from Hanover College, 2014
  • Recognized in the Kentucky Super Lawyers® lists, 2007-2019
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2007-2020, in the fields of Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Health Care Law


Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Fayette County Bar Association (Past Director)
  • Elder, First Presbyterian Church
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Health Lawyers Association
  • American College of Equine Attorneys

Military Service

  • U.S. Marine Corps (Captain 1967-1970)

Community Involvement

Professional Leadership

  • Represented and acted on behalf of foreign interest in developing thoroughbred breeding and racing operations in the United States.
  • Represented clients in the acquisition of real estate for equine businesses. Acted as lead counsel in significant disputes involving equine interest including bankruptcies.
  • Acted as lead counsel in health care law litigation and dispute resolution. Advised administrators and Boards of Directors of health care institutions regarding legal matters.
  • Acted as lead counsel in commercial litigation.

Civic and Charitable Involvement

  • President, Rabbah Bloodstock LLC
  • Director, Gainsborough Farm, LLC
  • Trustee and Chairman of the Board, Hanover College
  • Thoroughbred Club of America
  • Keeneland Club
  • Idle Hour Country Club


Contributions & Published Works

  • "Trial Techniques in Equine Cases," University of Kentucky Equine Conference, 2003
  • "Authority of Local Governments to Protect the Public from Secondhand Smoke," Lexington-Fayette County Health Department Tobacco Control Conference, 2001
  • "A Roadmap for Engaging in International Thoroughbred Racing and Breeding" University of Kentucky Equine Law Conference, 1993
  • "American Equine Property Acquisition by Foreign Interest," University of Kentucky Equine Law Seminar, 1989
  • "A Ride on the Magic Carpet," Doing Business in the Arabian Gulf, Lexington Rotary Club, 1989
  • "Injunctive Relief in Kentucky," Kentucky Bar Association Annual Meeting, Louisville, 1989
  • "Ability to Control the Risk-Contractual Waivers of Liability," University of Kentucky Equine Law Seminar, 1987





Hanover College, A.B., 1964
University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 1967

  • Kentucky, 1967
    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, 1967
    U.S. Court of Military Appeals, 1968
    U.S. Supreme Court, 1974
    U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 1975
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1976
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