HB is proud to announce that Dr. Herbert Phillips will speak on the “Medical Issues and Analysis of the DePuy Hip Implant” session at the DePuy Hip Recall and Avandia Update Conference in Miami on November 3.

About Dr. Phillips


Admitted to Bar 2005 (NC)
U.S. District Court, Western and Middle Districts of North Carolina
4th Circuit Court of Appeals


University of North Carolina School of Law (J.D., 2005)
University of North Carolina School of Medicine ( M.D. with Honors, 1981)
Davidson College (B.S., Cum Laude, 1977)

An Orthopaedic surgeon for thirteen years before entering the legal profession, Dr. Phillips focuses his law practice on complex medico-legal issues, medical malpractice, medical device product liability and class actions. He has considerable expertise in consultations or associations with other attorneys and law firms dealing with clients who have complex medico-legal issues involved in their cases. Dr. Phillips provides invaluable insight into the complex medical problems involved in serious personal injuries, medical malpractice and medical product liability claims.

Dr. Phillips has served in a number of administrative and leadership roles in the medical and legal communities. He has written and spoken extensively on timely topics in health law including Medical Malpractice, Medical Device Product Liability, Surgical Procedure Patents, The Medical Expert Witness Programs, Tort Reform, Outcome Studies, and Evidence Based Medicine.

Dr. Phillips is an attorney volunteer for Pisgah Legal Services and North Carolina Advocates for Justice. He served as the Director of Continuing Legal Education’s Professional Negligence Section from 2006 to 2008. As a physician, he served as Chief of Surgery (1995) at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Asheville, Chairman of the Orthopaedic Division (1994 – 1995), St. Joseph’s Hospital , and was Chief of Staff Elect (1992) at CJ Harris Hospital in Sylva, NC. He has been a physician volunteer in Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry’s Indigent Medical Clinic and in the Indigent Medical Care Program of Project Access in Buncombe County. He is a member of First Presbyterian Church in Asheville.