P. Scott Phillips

Scott practices primarily in the area of civil litigation and health care law and is licensed to practice law in the states of Mississippi and Arkansas. He has significant experience representing employers in employment related litigation, including defense of claims arising under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Equal Pay Act and actions alleging violations of civil rights under Section 1983. Scott has experience handling all types of civil litigation, including representation of hospitals and other health care professionals in medical malpractice and nursing home neglect cases, will contests, suits involving eminent domain and commercial issues.  Scott has experience representing creditors in United States Bankruptcy Court.  Scott’s health care practice consists of a multitude of issues which arise in his service as board counsel of the largest hospital in the Mississippi Delta.  He also handles cases involving motor vehicle accidents, premises liability and commercial disputes, and handles matters of real property and probate on an on-going basis.  Scott represents clients in state courts throughout the states of Mississippi and Arkansas, as well as in the United States District Courts in Mississippi and Arkansas. He is also licensed to appear before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.


Washington County Bar (President, 2008-); Mississippi Bar (Director, Young Lawyers Division 1990-1992); Arkansas Bar Association; American Bar Association; Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association (Director 2002); American Health Lawyers Association.

Reported Decisions:

• Salter v. Watkins, 513 So.2d 569 (Miss. 1987)

Broadhead v. Bonita Lakes Mall, Ltd. Partnership, 702 So.2d 92 (Miss. 1997)

Williamson v. Liberty Nat. Life Ins. Co., 111 F.3d 893 (5th Cir. 1997)

Webb v. Braswell, et al, 930 So.2d 387 (Miss. 2006)

Stanton v. Delta Regional Medical Center, 802 So.2d 142 (Miss. Ct. App. 2001)

Winters v. Wright, 869 So.2d 357 (Miss. 2003)

Springfield v. Heilig-Meyers Furniture Co., 123 Fed.Appx. 156 (5th Cir. 2005)

Lee v. Washington County, MS, 470 Fed. Appx. 290 (5th Cir. 2012)

Debra Walker v. Miss. Delta Comm. on Mental Health Illness and Retardation, No. 4:11cv044, 2012 WL 5304755 (N.D. Miss.  October 25, 2012)

Jeffrey Wiggington v. Washington County, Miss., No. 4:12cv051, 2013 WL 3157565 (N.D. Miss. June 20, 2013)

Estate of Phelps v. Phelps, 180 So.3d 835 (Miss. Ct. App. 2015)

Estate of Davis v. Delta Regional Medical Center, et al, 212 So.3d 755 (Miss. 2017)

Gloria Rush-McDonald v. Delta Regional Medical Center, No. 4:15cv97, 2017 WL 758501 (N.D. Miss. February 2, 2017)

  • University of Mississippi (B.B.A., 1983)

  • University of Mississippi (J.D., 1986)

Practice Areas:
  • Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Public Officials Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Health Care Law