Phil is a seasoned trial attorney, having brought numerous cases to successful verdicts in both federal and state courts throughout Maine for thirty years. His practice focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis on the defense of physicians, attorneys, agents and brokers in malpractice cases. Phil has also represented physicians and other professionals in licensure investigations and applications, as well as related administrative proceedings. As a result of his considerable accomplishments in medical malpractice defense cases, he is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers every year since 2008. Phil is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, and is a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers and the Litigation Counsel of America.
Lawyers Edition 2008-present, Benchmark Litigation Local Litigation Stars, and Chambers USA Leading Lawyers
Selected for inclusion in Super
Lawyers "Best of the Best"
Top 100 New England lawyers,
one of five Maine designees,
University of Maine at Orono, B.A.
summa cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa
University of Maine
School of Law, J.D.
Managing Editor, Maine Law Review
State of Maine
United States District Court
for District of Maine
United States Court of Appeals
President, Maine Chapter of the
American Board of Trial Advocates
Past President, Tri-State Defense
Co-chair, Law Firm Management &
Technology Committee of the
Maine State Bar Association
Member, Cumberland County Bar
Maine State Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Maine Trial Lawyers Association
Maine Civil Liberties Union
Village on the Green Association,
Carrabassett Valley, ME
Bicycle Coalition of Maine
Board member, Maine Huts & Trails
Board of Directors of the Regional
Transportation Program, Inc.
Portland Chapter of the American
“Being a knowledgeable and creative person is essential in my work as a trial attorney. I have to build quickly a full understanding of a client’s business, professional and personal situation in order to advocate effectively on their behalf.”
Phil also has an active products liability defense practice, and has successfully defended national companies as well as local retailers. Phil and his partner Peter Del Bianco currently serve as counsel to the Maine Chiefs of Police and regularly provide advice and representation to law enforcement officials in civil litigation.
Phil is committed to active involvement in both professional and community organizations and has spoken at numerous seminars. In 1994, Phil was elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates, an organization that is committed to improving the ethical and practice standards of trial attorneys and the trial process, and is currently the President of the Maine Chapter of ABOTA. He also serves on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court Committee on Professional Responsibility by appointment of the Court. Cognizant of the increasingly few opportunities for new attorneys to develop trial experience, Phil was instrumental in forming an ad hoc mentoring committee for young lawyers and was the co-chair.
Phil and his wife, Susan Peck, also an attorney, have three daughters. They spend much of their free time in the Maine outdoors, skiing, bicycling, hiking, and gardening.
Lambert Coffin | Attorneys at Law | Portland, ME 207.874.4000 | Blue Hill, ME 207.374.5833
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