Philip R. Sellinger - Greenberg Traurig LLP

Philip R. Sellinger

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005

Philip R. Sellinger is Co-Chair of the firm's Global Litigation Practice, Co-Managing Shareholder of the firm's New Jersey office and Co-Regional Operating Shareholder for the Washington, D.C. office. A former Assistant U.S. Attorney and New Jersey federal clerk, Philip has more than 30 years of trial experience in a wide variety of class actions and complex cases around the country. He has served as Chair of the Lawyers Advisory Committee to the New Jersey federal judiciary and as a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Practice Rules Committee. He served as the founding chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Class Action Committee. Philip has won cases on behalf of one of the nation's largest telecommunication companies and one of New Jersey's largest law firms before the New Jersey Supreme Court. He has represented the American Corporate Counsel Association and the New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association in litigation challenging the right of in-house counsel to appear in court. He has appeared as amicus counsel in the Supreme Court of the United States on behalf of 29 top-ranking former senior U.S. military officers and civilian Department of Defense officials. Philip has appeared on WNBC, Fox News, Scarborough Country, and other television shows on current legal topics.

Philip has written dozens of articles and lectured extensively around the country before the American Corporate Counsel Association, The American Bar Association and various state and local corporate counsel and other bar associations. He sits (or has sat) on the boards of several organizations including the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the Atlantic Legal Foundation, and the Foundation for the New Jersey Network (NJN).  Philip has received the American Jewish Committee Learned Hand Award, the Arts Horizon Celeste Holm Humanitarian Award, and a Distinguished Legal Services Award from The Corporate Times. He has also been recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers and Partners USA, Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers.

Philip received his B.A., summa cum laude, from University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and his J.D. from New York University School of Law, where he was Articles Editor of the Annual Survey of American Law.

University of Massachusetts at AmherstBA 1976New York University School of LawJ.D. 1979
Atlantic Legal Foundation

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Areas of Concentration
  • Class action litigation
  • Computer technology litigation
  • Insurance coverage litigation
  • Environmental cost recovery litigation
  • Diverse complex litigation
  • Technology litigation

Client Comments

"Philip Sellinger is one of the best trial lawyers I have ever seen."

"Philip Sellinger is a skilled and efficient litigator with superior analytical skills. He develops a litigation strategy that attains maximum impact at the least cost."

-Hugh DeFazio
DeFazio and Associated International, Inc.

Office Location

500 Campus Drive, Suite 400
Florham Park, NJ 07932-0677
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation (Civil Litigation, Commercial Disputes, Complex Litigation, Large Case Litigation)
Insurance Law
Litigation - Environmental