Phillip S. Bixby

Phillip S. Bixby: Attorney with Verrill Dana LLP
  • Partner at Verrill Dana LLP (129 Attorneys)
  • One Portland Square, P.O. Box 586, Portland, ME 04112-0586
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  • Phillip S. Bixby brings over a decade of experience to his civil litigation practice, which focuses on aggressive and creative problem-solving in order to put his clients in the best possible position at alternative dispute resolution or trial. He believes in the importance of setting forth a comprehensive strategy at the outset of litigation in order to intelligently steer a case to an attainable goal. He has experience managing, and trying, cases in all three Northern New England States. Following law school, he practiced at Ryan Smith & Carbine in Rutland, Vermont, where he defended several of Vermont's largest ski areas, and at Orr & Reno in Concord, New Hampshire, where he protected the interests of a wide-range of parties involved in civil litigation. Phil's practice focuses on defense of product liability claims, including manufacturers of industrial machinery, farm and lawn products, elevators and other lift products as well as producers of consumer products. He also handles cases involving allegations of professional misconduct or negligence, premises liability, and other personal injury and commercial litigation.
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Biography

Phillip S. Bixby brings over a decade of experience to his civil litigation practice, which focuses on aggressive and creative problem-solving in order to put his clients in the best possible position at alternative dispute resolution or trial. He believes in the importance of setting forth a comprehensive strategy at the outset of litigation in order to intelligently steer a case to an attainable goal. He has experience managing, and trying, cases in all three Northern New England States. Following law school, he practiced at Ryan Smith & Carbine in Rutland, Vermont, where he defended several of Vermont's largest ski areas, and at Orr & Reno in Concord, New Hampshire, where he protected the interests of a wide-range of parties involved in civil litigation. Phil's practice focuses on defense of product liability claims, including manufacturers of industrial machinery, farm and lawn products, elevators and other lift products as well as producers of consumer products. He also handles cases involving allegations of professional misconduct or negligence, premises liability, and other personal injury and commercial litigation.

Phillip, originally from Brattleboro, Vermont, now resides in Falmouth, Maine with his wife. Phillip has two young daughters and a son. In his free time, Phillip enjoys skiing, running, canoeing, reading history, playing and coaching baseball, and bike rides with his children.

Honors

AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Public Service

Board of Directors, Falmouth Little League

Highlights

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Events

April 9, 2015

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Experience

Product Liability: Elevator
Jury verdict in favor of Defendant client in Penobscot County Superior Court in case in which Plaintiff alleged elevator fell five floors.

Product Liability: Powerboat
We partnered with outside counsel to win a jury trial in Maine Federal District Court in a case involving allegations that a boat motor was improperly situated, causing injury to Plaintiff's leg. The jury concluded that the boat was not defective, that the client manufacturer was not negligent, and that Plaintiff's own comparitive fault was the cause of his injuries.

Product Liability: Rock Crusher
Successful resolution of product liability claim against large manufacturer relating to injuries sustained when a hydraulic tube separated. Effective presentation of expert evidence in the metallurgical field showing preexisting metal damage, which enabled case to settle on favorable terms to client.

Professional Liability: Home Inspection
We successfully defended a Maine home inspector against claims for negligence and breach of professional duty in a home inspection in Kennebunk, Maine.

Professional Liability: Insurance Sales
Obtained summary judgment in favor of insurance salesperson accused of selling incorrect life insurance policy as well as breaches of trustee duties relating to service as trustee of irrevocable life insurance trust.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Litigation & Trial
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Product Liability & Mass Tort
  • Professional Liability
  • Catastrophic Personal Injury

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(207) 253-4518  Phone
(207) 253-4519  Fax
www.verrilldana.com/pbixby
University Attended:
Bowdoin College, B.A., cum laude, 1994
Law School Attended:
Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1997; Associate Editor of; The Dickinson Law Review
Year of First admission:
1998
Admission:
2004, U.S. District Court for the District of Maine; 2000, U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire; 1999, U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont; 2000, New Hampshire; 1999, Vermont; 1998, Maine
Memberships:

Memberships

Tri-State Defense Lawyers Association
Maine State Bar Association
Vermont State Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
New Hampshire State Bar Association

ISLN:
913031894

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