Starnes Davis Florie

Philip G. Piggott (Phil)

Partner

Philip G. Piggott

Philip G. Piggott (Phil)

Partner

100 Brookwood Place
7th Floor
Birmingham, AL 35209

Phil Piggott is a senior partner at Starnes Davis Florie LLP, and currently serves on the firm’s Executive Committee.  Phil’s practice is devoted to civil litigation including health care, professional liability, civil rights, employment and premises liability.  Phil is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Alabama, as well as the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.  Phil has tried multiple jury matters in state and federal courts across the state of Alabama and has argued on multiple occasions in front of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Professional Recognition

  • Phil is listed in Best Lawyers in America® for commercial litigation and personal injury litigation
  • Phil is an AV preeminent rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings which is the highest rating an attorney can receive from the National Peer Review Ratings program

Community Involvement

Phil is an active member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church where he is an acolyte leader.

Highlights

  • Doss v. Ragsdale  Northern District Alabama CV 12-2718 – Obtained a defense verdict in Federal court jury trial for a nurse in a Federal court jury involving claim for an alleged untreated incarcerated hernia.
  • Northern District Alabama Davidson v. Corizon CV 11-3929 – Obtained a defense verdict in Federal Court for a physician in a matter involving allegations of ear infection and hearing loss.
  • Southern District of Alabama  Howell v. Corizon  12-272 – Obtained Judgment as a matter of law in Federal court jury trial in employment discrimination suit.
  • Northern District Alabama Foster v. Target  14-1471 – Obtained Summary Judgment in premises liability matter pending in Federal Court.
  • Godwin v. Corizon Middle District Alabama CV 15-403 – Obtained summary judgment in matter involving claims of hostile environment, racial discrimination and retaliation.
  • Obtained favorable decision in a Federal Black Lung matter on appeal before the benefits review board which remanded the case to the ALJ with instructions to reconsider the evidence regarding total disability because the BRB
  • Burton v. Drummond (12/6/2016) – Obtained a favorable decision in a federal black lung matter on appeal before the Benefits Review Board which remanded the case to the ALJ with instructions to reconsider the evidence regarding total disability because the BRB agreed with the Operator that the substantial evidence did not support a finding for total disability pursuant to 20 C.F.R. §718.204(b)(2)(iv).
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