Philip A. Sellers, II

Associate

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Mr. Sellers joined the firm as an associate in 2012.  His practice is devoted to civil litigation with a primary focus on medical malpractice, insurance defense, professional liability, and employment law.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Sellers worked as an upper school faculty member of the Montgomery Academy, where he taught U.S. History and Government and served as the assistant coach of the forensics team.

While attending law school, Mr. Sellers received several distinguished honors, including the Honorable H.H. Grooms Scholarship; the Dean’s Scholarship; Scholar of Merit Award in Medical Liability and Regulation, Constitutional Law, and State Constitutional Law; and Judge Abraham Caruthers Teaching Fellow.  He also served as a senior associate editor of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy.

 Recent Practice Highlights

With William Haynes, achieved defense verdict in nursing home wrongful death trial in Talladega County.  The Plaintiff alleged that the defendant breached the standard of care by allowing a resident in the long-term care facility to develop decubitus ulcers thereby causing the resident’s death. At trial, the defendant produced evidence that established that the defendant’s care was reasonable and appropriate at all times and that the resident’s decubitus ulcers were the result of pre-existing medical conditions rather than any breach of the standard of care on the part of the defendant’s nursing staff.

Publications

“The Alabama Supreme Court’s Expansion of Sovereign Immunity for State Supported Hospitals-Health Care Authority for Baptist Health v. Davis,” American Journal of Trial Advocacy (2012)

United States v. Landor: The Federal Circuit Split Over the Dangerous Patient Exception to the Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege,” American Journal of Trial Advocacy (2010)

Community Involvement

Instructor at the Montgomery Campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine

Member of the YMCA Boys Work Committee

Mr. Sellers joined the firm as an associate in 2012.  His practice is devoted to civil litigation with a primary focus on medical malpractice, insurance defense, professional liability, and employment law.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Sellers worked as an upper school faculty member of the Montgomery Academy, where he taught U.S. History and Government and served as the assistant coach of the forensics team.

While attending law school, Mr. Sellers received several distinguished honors, including the Honorable H.H. Grooms Scholarship; the Dean’s Scholarship; Scholar of Merit Award in Medical Liability and Regulation, Constitutional Law, and State Constitutional Law; and Judge Abraham Caruthers Teaching Fellow.  He also served as a senior associate editor of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy.

 Recent Practice Highlights

With William Haynes, achieved defense verdict in nursing home wrongful death trial in Talladega County.  The Plaintiff alleged that the defendant breached the standard of care by allowing a resident in the long-term care facility to develop decubitus ulcers thereby causing the resident’s death. At trial, the defendant produced evidence that established that the defendant’s care was reasonable and appropriate at all times and that the resident’s decubitus ulcers were the result of pre-existing medical conditions rather than any breach of the standard of care on the part of the defendant’s nursing staff.

Publications

“The Alabama Supreme Court’s Expansion of Sovereign Immunity for State Supported Hospitals-Health Care Authority for Baptist Health v. Davis,” American Journal of Trial Advocacy (2012)

United States v. Landor: The Federal Circuit Split Over the Dangerous Patient Exception to the Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege,” American Journal of Trial Advocacy (2010)

Community Involvement

Instructor at the Montgomery Campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine

Member of the YMCA Boys Work Committee

  • B.A., Magna Cum Laude, University of Georgia, 2006
  • J.D. Cum Laude, Cumberland School of Law, 2012
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Alabama Nursing Home Association Defense Lawyers Group