Philip Partridge brings more than two decades of experience in all areas of litigation, mediation and trial advocacy with a concentration in insurance defense, probate and real property disputes, commercial litigation, and alternative dispute resolution. Philip has worked with large insurance carriers, and has represented clients in complex insurance matters encompassing all aspects of the civil litigation process, from initial case evaluation to resolution.
In his litigation practice, Philip provided alternative dispute resolution (ADR), with highly successful mediation results in disputes involving personal injury, insurance, estates and trusts, commercial litigation, real property litigation, commercial and residential foreclosures, HOA claims, and general civil litigation and appeals. In addition to his litigation and ADR experience, Philip is an educator in the legal field. He has conducted and participated in numerous legal seminars and has been a guest lecturer at Stetson University in the pre-law program.
Philip earned his Juris Doctorate from University of Florida, where he was the Law College Council Treasurer. With his diverse background and many years of experience delivering consistent, positive results, Philip provides an array of expertise to Hickey Smith clients.
ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIP
Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator, Florida Supreme Court Approved Arbitrator & Florida Supreme Court Certified Appellate Mediator
Member of the Florida Bar, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society & the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
Graduate of State Farm’s National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) and Advanced NITA
A certified continuing education instructor on liens, tort damages, proposing a settlement/demanding the limits and common discovery issues; and guest lecturer at Stetson University in Pre-Law program
- Independently managed full caseload of litigation files for liability claims, leading to successful results from either trail outcome or settlement
- Conducted numerous jury and non-jury trials along with several reported appeals and hundreds of discovery and expert depositions
- Utilized expertise to successfully evaluate multiple claim cases strategies and resolution, providing the client with advantageous solutions
- Provided clients with favorable results in insurance defense cases on products liability, commercial, real property and probate litigation while maintaining a successful mediation practice