Philip Borowsky

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Borowsky & Hayes LLP
 | 101 Mission Street, Suite 1640
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415-263-9575
Fax: 415-896-0600
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1973
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Insurance Coverage (20%)
Attorney Profile

As a partner with the Borowsky & Hayes LLP law firm in San Francisco, California, attorney Philip Borowsky handles a wide range of cases in a variety of practice areas. Serving both corporate and individual clients throughout California, Mr. Borowsky uses his extensive knowledge and experience to provide the highest level of counsel and representation possible to those with legal needs related to any of the following:

  • Personal injury claims
  • Complex business disputes and commercial litigation
  • Employment law cases, including wrongful termination claims
  • Insurance litigation
  • Securities litigation
  • Real estate disputes and litigation

A 1967 graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, Mr. Borowsky served with the U.S. Army Medical Corps, completing a tour of duty in Vietnam. He then attended the University of San Francisco School of Law, obtaining his Juris Doctor in 1973. That same year, The State Bar of California admitted him to practice, and he is admitted to practice before all California, U.S. District Courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

As an attorney, Mr. Borowsky has secured more than $35 million in verdicts, settlements and arbitration awards on behalf of his clients, earning his reputation as one of the leading commercial and civil litigation attorneys in the region. In recognition for his high ethical standards and exceptional service, he has received a number of awards and honors, including an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Fully dedicated to his practice, Mr. Borowsky has remained active in many professional legal organizations, including the Consumer Attorneys of California and the National Association of Securities Dealers. For more than 20 years, he has served with the employment and commercial law panels of the American Arbitration Association, and he once served both the City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County as a member of the Special Committee on Investigative Oversight.

Well-versed in his practice areas, he co-authored an employment law treatise, Unjust Dismissal, and served as editor and commentator for Bad Faith Law Update.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (50%)

Personal Injury - General (30%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Insurance Coverage (20%)

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff


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Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2019

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About Philip Borowsky

Admitted: 1973, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Law Review, University of San Francisco School of Law,  Member
  • Northern California Super Lawyer
  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • Who’s Who in America
  • Awarded the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards, Martindale-Hubbell rating system
  • Included in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Army Commendation Medal

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Investigative Oversight for the City and County of Los Angeles, Special Committee
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Judiciary Committee, Member
  • National Association of Securities Dealers, Arbitration Panel, Member
  • American Arbitration Association, Arbitrator
  • United States Supreme Court
  • California
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lecturer, Sterling Education Service
  • Lecturer, Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Lecturer, Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Lecturer, State Bar of California
  • Lecturer, California Continuing Education of the Bar
  • Lecturer, Practicing Law Institute in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Adjunct Faculty, Member


  • Crossen v. Foremost McKesson (1982) 537 F.Supp. 1076
  • Richard H. v. Larry D. (1988) 198 Cal.App.3d 591
  • Berman v. City of Daly City (1994) 21 Cal.App 4th 276
  • Maffei v. Northern Ins. Co. of New York (1994) 12 F.3d 882
  • Charles Madden et al. v. Cowen et al. (2009) 576 F.3d 957
  • Finnie v. District No.1 Pacific Coast District etc. ND Cal. (1981) 538 F.Supp. 455

Educational Background:

  • University of California Los Angeles, B.A., 1967
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Office Location for Philip Borowsky

101 Mission Street
Suite 1640
San Francisco, CA 94105

Phone: 415-263-9575

Fax: 415-896-0600

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Last Updated: 10/11/2019

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