Philip N. Elbert
Firm/Company: Neal and Harwell, PLC
Phil Elbert is a senior partner with over 35 years of experience. He has tried numerous cases, most often as plaintiffs’ counsel, and recovered many millions of dollars for his clients. He has argued multiple cases on appeal in both federal and state courts, including a number of significant cases decided in the federal Courts of Appeals and by the Tennessee Supreme Court. He served as lead counsel for the plaintiff/appellant before the United States Supreme Court in Maracich, et al. v. Spears, et al., 133 S.Ct. 2191 (June 17, 2013), and prosecuted the case to a successful conclusion on remand to the lower courts. Other lawyers regularly seek his advice in difficult legal matters and turn to him when they need representation, and he is well known as a tenacious advocate for justice and his clients’ rights.
Phil received his undergraduate degree in history and economics from Washington University in St. Louis, where he graduated with honors. He then earned his law degree at Vanderbilt University where he was director of the Cibvil Justice Program of the Legal Aid Society. Phil is a frequent speaker at legal seminars on a variety of topics, including a long-standing role in Barristers Recent Developments in Tennessee Law annual seminar.