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Jessica M. Phillips


Practice Areas

Arson & FraudCommercial LitigationInsurance CoverageSubrogation


  • Mercer University School of Law (J.D., 2010)
  • College of Charleston (B.S., 2004)


Jessica M. Phillips is a partner in the firm’s coverage and commercial litigation team. Since 2010, Ms. Phillips has assisted her clients in evaluating a variety of coverage issues ranging from policy exclusions and sources of loss to arson, application fraud and claim fraud. She is well versed on Georgia law regarding contractual defenses, mortgagee rights, suit limitation defenses, noncooperation defenses and first-party bad faith claims.

Ms. Phillips evaluates coverage issues under a variety of policies, including traditional homeowners policies, inland marine policies, builders risk policies, renters policies and valuable articles policies. She has taken numerous examinations under oath and depositions and she defends her clients in litigation relating to a variety of policy provisions, including appraisal provisions and “suit against us” provisions. In conjunction with her defense of these matters, Ms. Phillips has prepared and successfully defended dispositive motions, including motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment. She also assists her clients in evaluating the value of losses, including replacement cost value, actual cash value and additional living expenses. Ms. Phillips also defends numerous third-party claims, such as auto accidents, dog-bite claims and first amendment claims.

Ms. Phillips graduated, cum laude, from Mercer University School of Law in 2010. While in law school, Ms. Phillips was an active member of the Mercer Law Review, where she was published on two separate occasions. She was also an active member of the Mercer Advocacy Board and was inducted into the Order of the Barristers. Ms. Phillips graduated, cum laude, from the College of Charleston in 2004 with a degree in psychology and a minor in biology.


  • State Bar of Georgia

Bar Admissions

  • All state and appellate courts in Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia

Publications and Presentations

  • "Expert Testimony: Separating the Junk from the Jewels Under Federal Rule of Evidence 702," Southern Loss Association Newsletter, February 2019
  • "Raze the Roof," CLM Magazine, July 2018
  • “Roofing the Big Tent,” Atlanta Claims Association Annual Educational Conference, April 2018
  • Mock Mediation, Middle Georgia Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters Society, March 2018
  • "Following the Smoke: The Anatomy of an Arson Case," Law360, July 2017
  • "Catch Me If You Can," Southern Loss Association Newsletter, November and December 2016

Awards & Recognitions

  • AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review

Interests/Additional Information

Ms. Phillips is a native of Charleston, South Carolina. She currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, Mike, and their two rescue dogs, Yoshi and Ollie.

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