Phillip A. Kilgore - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Phillip A. Kilgore

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008

Phillip Kilgore has been in the practice of litigation and labor and employment law in the Greenville office of Ogletree Deakins since 1986. Phillip has extensive litigation experience, representing clients in state and federal courts and administrative tribunals.  He has handled a wide range of cases from traditional employment discrimination claims to tort claims and from environmental claims to shareholder derivative actions and minority shareholder disputes.  Phillip also is an expert in advising clients on the protection of business assets and litigating acts of misappropriation. 

College of William and MaryAB 1980University of South CarolinaJ.D. 1983
South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys AssociationSouth Carolina Council for Conflict ResolutionCommission of Public Works, Greenville, South Carolina Greenville Chamber of CommerceBlue Ridge Counsel, Boy Scouts of America Rotary Club of Greenville Greenville City Board of Zoning Appeals (1997-2002)Poinsett ClubUrban League of the UpstateGreenville County Bar Association

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth and Sixth Circuits
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
Experience — Phillip has litigated cases involving workplace disputes (claims of discrimination, wrongful discharge and tortious conduct), and other diverse areas such as products liability, shareholder disputes and other commercial cases.  He has litigated numerous restrictive covenant cases. Phillip specializes in complex litigation, where he has represented large industrial clients in intellectual property disputes, environmental cases and toxic tort cases.Phillip also works with clients to protect valuable business assets, drafting employment agreements and restrictive covenants and advising clients on measures to protect trade secrets from misappropriation and customer relationships from unfair competition.  Phillip frequently assists his clients in finding answers to business problems arising in the context of local government, including zoning and ordinance matters.An important part of Phillip's practice is advising clients on preventive measures pertaining to employment laws, personnel policies, labor relations and business issues.  His objective is to help his clients find the most cost effective business solutions to workplace problems before they become expensive lawsuits.

Office Location

The Ogletree Building, Fifth Floor
300 North Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management