Phil is a Vietnam veteran who served in the United States Navy from 1966 to 1970. He graduated with a degree in accounting from Mississippi State University in 1973 and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Ole Miss School of Law in 1975. For over thirty-five years he has practiced law in Alcorn County and Northeast Mississippi, concentrating on personal injury, worker's compensation, domestic relations and litigation of all types. Phil also provides estate planning and elder law services. As a general practitioner, he has experience in legal matters of virtually all types.