Phillip Sampson has spent decades aggressively advocating for his clients’ interests in complex business disputes. Phillip’s consistent approach to preparing a matter for trial or arbitration emphasizes thoroughness, creativity, and practicality. Chambers USA has reported that clients consider Phillip “a very accomplished, intelligent and diligent attorney,” and The Legal 500 United States has reported clients’ praise for Phillip’s “great trial preparation and presentation.” Phillip’s significant courtroom experience led to his admission as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). He has twice been recognized in VerdictSearch‘s “Top Texas Verdicts” (2009 and 2010) for jury verdicts he obtained involving fraud and breach of contract. Phillip was named the Texas “Litigator of the Week” by the Texas Lawyer in October 2015 for his defense victory in a $25 million commercial dispute, and he has been recognized in The Legal 500 United States (2011-2015, 2016, 2018, 2023), Best Lawyers in America (2021-2024), and Chambers USA (2013-2014).

Phillip is co-chair of the firm’s construction litigation practice group, and he represents clients in a diverse range of complex business litigation and arbitration matters involving the energy, construction, manufacturing, steel, oil field services, chemical, petrochemical, software, financial services, consumer products, and real estate sectors. Phillip has experience and a particular focus on matters involving contract and payment issues, fraud and other business torts, construction defects, products liability, consumer protection claims, personal injury, real estate and landlord/tenant issues, and trade secret and intellectual property rights for both plaintiffs and defendants. Phillip has also successfully handled a number of appeals at the state and federal level.

In addition to his client responsibilities, Phillip has served various roles in firm management, including membership on the firm’s Management Committee, as Hiring Partner, and as a member of the Associate Evaluation Committee.