Butler Snow is pleased to announce that Phillip S. Sykes has joined the firm’s Ridgeland office. Sykes is a member of the firm’s commercial litigation practice group and will focus his practice on appellate matters, commercial litigation, insurance, personal injury and product liability defense and toxic tort matters.
“Phillip is a respected and experienced attorney, and we’re happy to have him on our team,” said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow. “His knowledge and experience will strengthen our commercial litigation practice and enhance our client service.”
Sykes has spent nearly 20 years successfully defending businesses against a wide spectrum of claims. He has represented clients locally, nationally and internationally across many different industries.
He obtained his bachelor’s degree in professional accountancy, magna cum laude, from Mississippi State University and practiced as a certified public accountant with KPMG before earning his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the University of Mississippi School of Law. Sykes is AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and has been named in multiple categories in The Best Lawyers in America® and Mid-South Super Lawyers® since 2009. He has also been named in Chambers USA Leading Individuals for general commercial litigation since 2010.
Sykes is a member of The Mississippi Bar, the American Bar Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Defense Research Institute and the International Association of Defense Counsel, where he serves as the vice chair of membership for the business litigation committee. He has been admitted to practice in Mississippi, the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern districts of Mississippi, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Mississippi, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.