Wood Smith Henning & Berman proudly announces the arrival of trial lawyer, Philip John, to its Nevada office. Philip, who joined the firm as a partner, brings substantial trial experience handling trial issues that captured national headlines.

Well-regarded and enjoying a stellar reputation for excellence in arbitrations and trials, Philip's addition to the team solidifies WSHB's commitment to delivering exceptional legal representation. Known for his outstanding litigation skills, Philip has handled high-profile matters throughout the State of Nevada, capturing national media attention. A sought-after trial lawyer, his extensive courtroom experience enables him to navigate various complex legal issues deftly.

In a six-week product defect trial, Philip's expertise took center stage as he meticulously examined fifteen witnesses, ultimately securing a verdict of zero damages despite the plaintiff's $40 million demand. Additionally, he emerged victorious in a high-profile personal injury lawsuit involving a celebrity, resulting in the plaintiff being held accountable for substantial attorney fees and costs after judgment. "This civil case involving OJ Simpson was closely followed by the national media," said Philip. "I was reminded that there is a vast courtroom of national opinion that plays outside the courtroom when you are dealing with highly publicized matters, a phenomenon that we see play out today in courtrooms around the nation."

Janice Michaels, Las Vegas Office Managing Partner, expressed her enthusiasm for Philip John's arrival, stating, "We are pleased to welcome Philip John to our firm. His exceptional trial experience and success in high-stakes cases will be a tremendous asset to our team. His strategic precision in navigating complex legal challenges aligns perfectly with our firm's unwavering commitment to excellence."

Philip John's excellence is further exemplified by his extensive experience before the Nevada Supreme Court, where he has argued multiple cases and achieved favorable results. He is well regarded for signature resolutions tapping the resources of the Nevada Supreme Court Settlement Conferences. Holding licenses to practice law in Nevada and California, Philip brings a comprehensive legal perspective to the firm, enhancing its capabilities.

"I am truly eager to join this national firm that values trial capabilities, teamwork, and collaboration to achieve the best results for our clients," said Philip. "By providing exceptional legal representation to our clients, I aim to leverage my experience and expertise to achieve successful outcomes. Together, we will continue to deliver top-tier legal services in the Southwest region and beyond."

Philip John's addition to WSHB's thriving Las Vegas office underscores the firm's dedication to delivering unparalleled legal services, solidifying its position as a leader in the legal industry.

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Experience the power of a proven industry leader in the law. Wood Smith Henning & Berman (WSHB) is renowned globally for our exceptional trial results and expertise in handling complex litigation. With our nationwide network of over almost 500 lawyers across 41 office locations, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive litigation and counsel to both public and private companies. From start-ups to Fortune 100 corporations, we deliver unrivaled legal representation that consistently achieves favorable outcomes for our clients.

At WSHB, our strength lies in our diverse and accomplished team of attorneys. We boast thought leaders and defense specialists in over 40 fields of practice, covering an extensive range of specialties. Founded in 1997, we are proud to be among the top ten law firms in the nation for diversity, female partners, female lawyers, and Hispanic lawyers. This rich tapestry of diversity forms the foundation of our success when presenting cases to juries of our peers, ensuring we understand the unique nuances underlying each claim.

Our expansive geographic footprint allows us to provide effective and efficient representation to clients nationwide, regardless of their location, background, or legal expertise. By prioritizing strategic and cost-effective approaches to litigation, our dedicated attorneys work tirelessly to protect the interests of our clients. We have a track record of success, securing numerous victories such as summary judgments and defense verdicts on behalf of our clients. As a trial firm, we have taken over 2,000 cases to verdict, making us well-equipped to handle even the most complex and high-stakes litigation matters across the country.

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