Philip G. Piggott

Philip G. Piggott: Attorney with Starnes Davis Florie LLP AV stamp icon
Attorney Awards

Biography

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

Experience

Highlights

James E. Barber Jr. v. Hugh Hood MD and Roy Roddam MD CV 2:15-997 - Obtained a defense verdict in federal court representing two physicians in a matter involving the alleged inappropriate denial of total hip surgery of a patient suffering from end stage arthritis.
Doss v. Ragsdale Northern District Alabama CV 12-2718 - Obtained a defense verdict in Federal court 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).
Vickery v. Drummond (11/25/2016) - Obtained a favorable decision in a federal black lung trial before Administrative Law Judge Scott Morris where the miner worked in underground mining for at least thirty years and was diagnosed with pneumoconiosis, but the Court held the evidence did not support a finding of total disability.
Franks v. Drummond (11/18/2016) - Obtained a favorable decision in a federal black lung trial with Administrative Law Judge Scott Morris where the miner was diagnosed with “legal” pneumoconiosis, was employed more than ten years as a truck driver after leaving the mines and failed to prove that his pulmonary/respiratory impairment, standing alone, prevented him from performing his usual coal mine employment.
Cooper v. Drummond 11/15/2016 - Obtained a favorable decision in a federal black lung trial with Administrative Law Judge Scott Morris in which the miner had 17 years of total coal mine employment, was diagnosed with pneumoconiosis, but did not establish a change in condition of entitlement and prove that he was now totally disabled or totally disabled due to pneumoconiosis.
Thomas v. Drummond (9/13/16) - Obtained a favorable decision in a federal black lung trial with Administrative Law Judge Lystra Harris where the miner had 23 years of qualifying coal mine employment. Claimant was unable to prove total disability or the existence of pneumoconiosis.

News & Insights

•Starnes Davis Florie’s Phil Piggott Wins Trial in Federal Court
•Twenty-Seven SDF Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2019
•Twenty-Six SDF Lawyers Listed in the 2018 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
•SDF Attorneys Piggott and Presley Obtain Complete Summary Judgment in a Case Alleging Violations of 42 USC 1981, Title VII and the FMLA
•Starnes Davis Florie Attorney Phil Piggott Obtains Defense Verdict in Federal Court
•Twenty Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Named to the 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers
•Federal Black Lung Litigation Practice Group -Blog Post
•Phil Piggott Obtains Defense Verdict on Behalf of a Medical Provider in Federal Court
•Twenty Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Named to the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers
•Seventeen Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Named to the 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers
•Starnes Davis Florie Attorney Phil Piggott Obtains Judgment as a Matter of Law
•Sixteen Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Named to the 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers
•Seventeen Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Named to the 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers
•Starnes Attorney Phil Piggott Prevails in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
•Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Obtain Affirmance from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
•Piggott Prevails Before Alabama Supreme Court
•Piggott & Salter Obtain Favorable Opinion From The Supreme Court of Alabama

Areas of Practice (17)

  • ADA Accessibility
  • Antitrust
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Construction Litigation
  • Contract / Non-Compete
  • Counseling and Training
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Energy, Natural Resources & Land Use
  • Federal Black Lung Litigation
  • Governmental
  • Healthcare
  • Labor Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Professional Engineer, Land Surveyor, and Architect Disciplinary Actions
  • Wage and Hour
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death / Catastrophic Injury

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-868-6086  Phone
205-868-6099  Fax
www.starneslaw.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 598512, Birmingham, AL 35209
University Attended:
Rhodes College, B.A., 1985
Law School Attended:
Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 1993
Year of First Admission:
1993
Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama; Alabama; Tennessee; United States Supreme Court
Memberships:

Community Involvement

Phil is an active member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church where he is an Acolyte leader.

Birth Information:
Bracknell, England, June 23, 1962
Reported Cases:
Reported Cases: Vickery v. Drummond Company, Inc., 2014-BLA-05340; Franks v. Drummond Company, Inc., 2014-BLA-05279; Cooper v. Drummond Company, Inc., 2014-BLA-5365; Hembrick v. Drummond Company, Inc., 2014-BLA-5805; Drummond Co., Inc. v. Ala. Dept. of Transp., 206 WL438704 (Ala. 2006).; King v. Correctional Medical Services, Inc., 919 So.2d 1186 (Ala. Civ. App. 2005).; Drummond Co., Inc. v. Green, 895 So.2d 977 (Ala. Civ. App. 2004).; Drummond Co., Inc. v. Bonner, 848 So.2d 987 (Ala. Civ. App. 2002).; Drummond Co., Inc. v. Boatman, 825 So.2d 823 (Ala. Civ. App. 2001).; Ex parte Warrior Lighthouse, Inc., 789 So.2d 858 (Ala. 2001).; Drummond Co., Inc. v. Lolley, 786 So.2d 509 (Ala. Civ. App. 2000).; Ex parte Drummond Co., Inc., 775 So.2d 165 (Ala. 2000).; Architectura, Inc. v. Miller, 769 So.2d 330 (Ala. Civ. App. 2000).; Upton v. Drummond Co., Inc., 762 So.2d 373 (Ala. Civ. App. 2000).; Scottsdale Ins. Co. v. National Sec. Fire and Cas. Ins. Co., 741 So.2d 424 (Ala. Civ App. 1999).; Wehby v. Turpin, 710 So.2d 1243 (Ala. 1998).; Pruitt v. Circuit City Stores, Inc., 678 So.2d 166 (Ala. Civ. App. 1996).
ISLN:
900523760

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (1 review)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    5.0/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    5.0/5.0
  • Judgment

    5.0/5.0
  • Communication

    5.0/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    5.0/5.0

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