Anthony B. Holman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Cincinnati, OH

Phillips Law Firm, Inc.
 | 9521 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242
Phone: 513-985-2500
Fax: 513-985-2503
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018, 2020
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (20%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (10%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%),
  • Creditor Debtor Rights: Business (10%)
Attorney Profile

Anthony B. Holman is an attorney at the Philips Law Firm. From the firm's offices in Cincinnati, he focuses his practice on complex civil litigation, representing businesses and individuals throughout the greater metropolitan area. Admitted to practice in Ohio since 2008, Mr. Holman is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Raised in Cincinnati, Mr. Holman has extensive experience in representing clients who are involved in breach of contract actions, shareholder and partner disputes, and other types of issues. His background also encompasses intellectual property and commercial real estate matters, and a portion of his practice includes personal injury and wrongful death litigation, in which he assists clients who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities. Throughout his career, Mr. Holman has been able to obtain favorable outcomes for his clients both in the courtroom and through negotiated settlements, and his colleagues have taken note of his successful track record and have awarded him an "Excellent" peer review rating through Avvo.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Holman attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he majored in business and was a member of the school's University Honors Program before receiving a Bachelor of Science in 2004. Remaining in the state, he pursued his legal education at the University of Dayton School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2008. While he was in law school, Mr. Holman served an externship with two judges on the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court and was an adviser to its Moot Court Team. He has been with his current firm since 2012.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (30%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Personal Injury - General (20%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Estate & Trust Litigation (20%): Will Contests

Intellectual Property Litigation (10%)

Estate Planning & Probate (10%): Estate Planning, Living Wills, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Creditor Debtor Rights (10%)

Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Will Contests, Estate Planning, Living Wills, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

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Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018, 2020

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About Anthony Holman

Admitted: 2008, Ohio

Professional Webpage: http://www.phillipslawfirm.com/AnthonyBHolman.aspx

Honors/Awards:

  • University of Dayton School of Law, J.D., Honors: Moot Court Team, Advisor, 2008

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member, 2019
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Member, 2019
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2018
  • Fellow, Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2009
  • Ohio Bar Admission, 2008

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Upward Sports Basketball, Head Coach
  • Hamilton County Youth Court, Judge and Founding Member 
  • St. Susanna Church, member
  • Mason Little League, Coach

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Discussed the past and present status of social host liability in Ohio, including the evolution of applicable negligence law.  The topics covered included: Discussing earlier case law (i.e., Wery, Settlemyer, Mitseff) that applied negligence law to parental liability Covering the elements of negligence law, beginning with duty and breach / negligence per se liability, and summarizing the facts and most commonly used statutes to effectuate such a result, such as: the law as outlined in Mitseff v. Wheeler, R.C. §§ 2919.24 and 4301.69, and its progeny Reviewing the nature of strict liability statutes as a precursor to liability Understanding “class of people” statute is designed to protect and “class of risk” the statute seeks to guard against What it means to “furnish” another with alcohol, and examining the role of the kid with the fake id Discussing the effect of duty chosen on insurance coverage Examining foreseeability and proximate cause of harm once duty is established Extending liability to adult guests who cause damages as a result of their intoxication OJI sections for crafting jury instructions; and Outlining possible legislative changes moving forward., Presenter, Ohio Social Host Liability: A Parent's Guide, Northeast Lawyers Club, 2013
  • Discussed the past and present status of liability under the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1051, et seq, in Ohio and federal courts.  The format examined cases dealing with both tangible and intangible uses of trademarks and service marks, and explored typical ways in which such liability arises.  The topics covered included discussing what constitutes a mark, how owners obtain standing, and the most common causes of action that arise under the Lanham Act., Presenter, The Lanham Act: A Primer for General Practioners, Northeast Lawyers Club, 2016

Videos:

  • Anthony Holman will discuss the past and present status of social host liability in Ohio, discussing the evolution of applicable negligence law.  The format will likely revolve around a hypothetical party that spirals out of control and dissects the potential liability that each person faces. The topics covered will include: Discussing earlier case law (i.e., WerySettlemyerMitseff) that applied negligence law to parental liability Covering the elements of negligence law, beginning with duty and breach / negligence per se liability, and summarizing the facts and most commonly used statutes to effectuate such a result, such as: The law as outlined in Mitseff v. Wheeler, R.C. §§ 2919.24 and 4301.69, and its progeny Reviewing the nature of strict liability statutes as a precursor to liability Understanding “class of people” statute is designed to protect and “class of risk” the statute seeks to guard against What it means to “furnish” another with alcohol, and examining the role of the kid with the fake id Discussing the effect of duty chosen on insurance coverage Examining foreseeability and proximate cause of harm once duty is established Extending liability to adult guests who cause damages as a result of their intoxication OJI sections for crafting jury instructions Outlining possible legislative changes moving forward, Social Host Liability CLE, Legal, 2013
  • Anthony Holman will discuss the past and present status of liability under the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1051, et seq.  The format examines federal cases dealing with both tangible and intangible uses of trademarks from local and other jurisdictions, and further discusses possible ways in which such liability arises. The topics covered include: What constitutes a trademark and how to test its distinctiveness, likelihood of confusion Standing Zone of Interests covered by Lanham Act, according to J. Scalia (Sec. 1127) - Having commercial/pecuniary injury from trademark registration; prioritizing use of mark Injury proximately resulting from violation of statute Redressability/damages, likelihood of future harm, in addition to damages that cannot be recovered Common causes of action that arise under the Lanham Act Sections 1051, 1064 – cancel registration of certain marks with the USPTO, but neither independently confers civil liability in District Court Section 1120 – civil liability for harm caused by false/fraudulent trademark registration Section 1125 – false designation of origin, description of mark Covering the elements of a valid 1051, 1064 claim: Ownership through registration, continuous use in commerce Factor test for usage – market penetration test Establishing priority in mark Covering the elements of valid 1120 claim (fraudulent registration): Concurrent use of same mark when application was made Non-applicant had superior legal rights to mark – and establishment thereof Applicant knew that non-applicant had superior rights Applicant intended to procure registration of mark by not disclosing non-applicant’s superior interest Importance of “damages sustained in consequence thereof” Covering the elements of a valid Section 1125 claim, ACPA claim Ownership of mark Use of mark in commerce vs. in connection with goods and services Likelihood of confusion Discussion of factors in ACPA claim Types of damages that can be awarded Overview of process for registering copyrights and trademarks with the US Patent & Trademark Office, Lanham Act CLE, Legal, 2016

Educational Background:

  • Miami University, Oxford, B.S. in Business, Dean’s List and University Honors Program Member, 2000-2004, 2004
  • Indian Hill High School, 2000
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Office Location for Anthony B. Holman

9521 Montgomery Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242

Phone: 513-985-2500

Fax: 513-985-2503

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Last Updated: 7/22/2019

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