Phil concentrates his practice on civil litigation involving a broad range of insurance disputes, including homeowners, automobile, life, disability, health, general liability, and professional liability. Phil’s practice also involves prosecuting insurance bad faith claims.
Phil handles appeals and litigates employee benefit claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), including life insurance, long term disability insurance, and health insurance.
Phil has tried multiple cases to verdict in venues throughout the state involving insurance bad faith, personal injury, professional negligence, and contract disputes. Among his results are verdicts of $15.1 million, $2.55 million, and $2.2 million.
Phil routinely delivers continuing legal education lectures on the topic of insurance bad faith and has contributed to continuing education materials specific to insurance.
Phil is a graduate of the University of Kentucky (summa cum laude) and University of Kentucky College of Law. He is admitted to practice in Kentucky, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Eastern District of Kentucky, and the Western District of Kentucky.
1) Mental game skills to turn pressure and nerves into an advantage
WINNING STATE teaches athletes that no amount of physical training will eliminate nervousness. The idea is a myth. Athletes learn a new of skills to face nerves head on and turn heart-pounding pressure into an advantage.
4) Mental toughness skills to make hard decisions
Athletes learn that decisions are black or white. We do or we don’t. We go train or we blow it off. We go to class or we ditch it. We study hard for the test or we don’t. As we’re deciding whether to work or slack off our mind plays tricks on us: “You can get away with it just this one time.” What a mistake! The heck with getting away with it. WINNING STATE teaches athletes how to make mentally tough decisions that propel them forward, toward becoming a champion. Success on and off the court takes mental toughness.
2) Knowledge of why confidence and mental toughness are NOT the same
Athletes learn why mental toughness is more important than confidence. Confidence is a flighty “feeling” that comes and goes. Mental toughness is a gritty attitude that can withstand adversity. WINNING STATE teaches athletes mental toughness tactics to stay poised and composed under pressure. WINNING STATE is the first to make the distinction: mental toughness drives confidence.
3) Strategies to preplan self-talk to crush doubt and hesitation
WINNING STATE teaches athletes how to give themselves an inspiring pep-talk when the pressure is on. Athletes learn self-talk strategies to verbally win the battle between doubting and believing. WINNING STATE provides numerous examples of great self-talk to put doubt in its place and go for it.
5) Competition skills to “flip the switch”
In the competitive sports context, WINNING STATE coined the term “flip the switch” to give athletes a simple idea to take into competition. Athletes learn how to switch on a competition process loaded with mental toughness tactics to get the most out of themselves under nerve-wracking pressure.
Plus more essential mental toughness skills to COMPETE MENTALLY TOUGH and win
- Skills to achieve a LOCKED-IN mental state.
Knowledge of what a mental game “is” and what a mental game should “produce.”
A new perspective that makes a clear distinction between physical toughness and mental toughness.
The skill to breathe systematically to settle nerves, increase horsepower, and strengthen focus.
Self-talk strategies to prevent worrying about future outcomes and to instead keep the mind grounded in the present focused on doing their job.
Mental pictures of what to visualize when their heart is pounding through their chest.