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Philip E. McDermott

Philip E. McDermott

Los Angeles
555 South Flower Street
Forty-Fifth Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
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Philip is a member of the firm’s General Liability and Transportation Law Practice Groups. Philip’s clients have included private entities such as business owners, commercial property owners, retailers, contractors, insurance companies and Native American tribes.

Philip is knowledgeable regarding all phases of file handling from early case assessment through trial. He is experienced at taking and defending depositions; propounding and responding to discovery; preparing law and motion pleadings; mediation and arbitration; and effectively negotiating resolution and settlement for his clients.

General Liability

Philip’s practice centers on personal injury, catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, and subrogation matters. His experience in general liability focuses on the defense of negligence and products liability actions, including construction and consumer products.

His practice additionally focuses on the hospitality industry such as casinos, hotels and resorts, assisting with a wide range of civil litigation and business transactions.

He has additionally advised businesses on many diverse legal issues, including breach of contract, entertainment/copyright issues, commercial and residential real estate, and the COVID-19 pandemic.


Philip has experience defending truck drivers and trucking companies against claims involving death and serious injury in traffic and warehouse incidents. Philip has contributed to the firm’s Immediate Response Team’s efforts involved with securing evidence and dealing with the media within hours of  accidents occurring.

While in law school, Philip had a leadership role in the St. Thomas More honor society. In his free time, Philip is an avid sports fan, particularly of the Los Angeles Lakers.


Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (JD, 2015)

Vassar College (BA, 2012)

California State Courts
U.S. District Court, Central District of California