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William D. (“Denny”) Phillips

Of Counsel

William D. (“Denny”) Phillips


William D. (“Denny”) Phillips was born and raised in Washington, Pennsylvania. He received his B.A. from Washington and Jefferson College in 1959 and his Juris Doctor from Duquesne University in 1962. After law school, Denny served two years in the United States Army and was stationed in Stuttgart, Germany, where he served as Commanding Officer of the 39th Transportation Company. After his honorable discharge, Denny returned to Washington where he worked as an Assistant District Attorney from 1965 to 1967, after which time he entered private practice. He was a co-founder of Phillips and Faldowski, PC, where he practiced with his brother in law Damon Faldowski until he was appointed to the judiciary. He has been a partner at Phillips, Phillips Smith-Delach PC since 2016.

Denny is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only organization consisting of the “most distinguished and accomplished trial lawyers in North America.” He has been consistently recognized by the Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania SuperLawyers, and Martindale-Hubbell for his excellence in practice.

Denny is a past President and a trustee of the Washington County Bar Foundation. He is also a founding member and former president of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Southwestern Pennsylvania. He is a member of the American Association for Justice (formerly the American Trial Lawyers Association) and the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. He is a member of the Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, and Washington County Bar Associations.

Denny is a skilled and experienced mediator who is frequently employed by fellow attorneys to resolve cases involving personal injury, motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and business disputes.

Denny resides in Washington with his wife, Sandra. He enjoys reading, golf, and spending time with his children Bill, Dennis, and Laura (one of co-founders of Phillips Froetschel) and his grandchildren William and Juliet.