Laura Phillips

Top rated Medical Malpractice attorney in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Phillips Froetschel LLC
Laura Phillips
Phillips Froetschel LLC

Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Pennsylvania since: 2006

Education: Georgetown University Law Center

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2010, 2013 - 2014
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Phillips Froetschel LLC

310 Grant Street
Suite 700
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Visit website


Laura Phillips is a founding partner of Phillips Froetschel LLC.  She has nearly twenty yeras of experience representing people seriously injured by medical malpractice, car and truck accidents, and defective products.   

With a genuine concern for her clients, Laura understands the psychological, physical and financial effects of being hurt or injured due to someone else’s negligent and careless actions. She is an aggressive and fierce advocate for her clients’ rights and has obtained favorable settlements and verdicts on their behalf. 

Laura received her Bachelor of Science degree in foreign service with honors from Georgetown University.  She went on to earn her Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a legal research and writing fellow and was a member of the Appellate Litigation Clinic. 

Laura is licensed to practice law in the state of Pennsylvania and before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. She lectures regularly at numerous continuing legal education platforms about courtroom technology, trial tactics, professional ethics and proving damages. 

Active in her affiliations with the legal community, Ms. Phillips is a member of the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, a member of the Washington County Bar Association, the Women’s Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Allegheny County Bar Association. 

Recognized for her impeccable work in the field of law, Ms. Phillips has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected to be a part of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, where she serves as a member of the Board of Governors. She is also a member of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Southwestern Pennsylvania. 

*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 Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death

  • 70% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 30% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2006, Pennsylvania

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Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Olatunji v. Ashcroft, 387 F.3d 383 (4th Cir. 2004)
  • Verdict in medical malpractice case involving loss of kidney function after abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, 2012
  • Phillips v. Washington Co. Trans. Auth., et al., 986 A.2d 925 (Pa. Commw. 2009)
  • Pscolka v. Boehme, 987 WDA 2014 (Pa. Super. 2015)
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Alumna, Mount de Chantal Visitation Academy
  • Member, Allegheny County Bar Foundation
  • Member, Appellate Litigation Clinic, Georgetown University Law Center
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • 19th Annual Symposium on Civil Trial Practice, Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, 2018
  • Writing Fellow, Georgetown University Law Center
  • 20th Annual Symposium on Civil Trial Practice, Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, 2019
  • Lawyer Advertising: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Washington County Bar Association, 2008
  • Using Technology to Make Your Case, Washington County Bar Association, 2009
  • Maximizing Recovery in Challenging Times, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2009
  • Ethical Rainmaking in Challenging Times, Washington County Bar Association, 2011
  • How to Conduct an Effective Direct and Cross-Examination, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2013
  • What’s it Worth?, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2013
  • Opening Statements: The Lawyer as Storyteller, Pennsylvania Bar Institute 2014, 2015
  • Effectively Preparing Your Expert for Trial, Women’s Bar Association, 2017
  • Interview with the Hon. Debbie O’Dell Seneca, PA Justice News, May, 2011
  • My First Trial(s), PA Justice News, Fall, 2008
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • , Top 50 in Pittsburgh, Super Lawyers, 2019-2022
  • , Top 50 Women in Pennsylvania, Super Lawyers, 2019-2022
  • Legal Research, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2010, 2013, 2014
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating -Martindale Hubbell, 2012 – present
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2006 - Present
  • Member, Washington County Bar Association, Executive Committee
  • Member, Allegheny County Bar Association, 2006 - Present
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2004 - Present
  • Member, Women’s Bar Association, 2013 - Present
  • Washington County Bar Association, Executive Committee, 2008
  • American Association for Justice, New Lawyers Division, 2009 - 2010
  • Member, Washington County Bar Association, 2006 - Present
  • Vice-President, Washington County Bar Association, Young Lawyers' Division, 2008
  • President, Washington County Bar Association, 2008
  • American Association for Justice, Board of Governors, 2009 - 2010
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 2006
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Board of Governors, 2008 - 2017, 2022
  • Secretary/Treasurer, Academy of Trial Lawyers of Southwestern Pennsylvania, 2017
  • Vice-President, Academy of Trial Lawyers of Southwestern Pennsylvania, 2018
  • Pennsylvania, 2006
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County (2015 - Present); Academy of Trial Lawyers of Southwestern Pennsylvania (2016 - Present); Board of Governors, Pennsylvania Association for Justice; Board of Governors (2007 - Present), Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association; Chair (2011 - 2012), Future Leaders Section (2011 - 2012), Pennsylvania Association for Justice; Past President, Young Lawyers Division, Washington County Bar Association
Educational Background:
  • Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia, Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service with Dean’s List, Second Honors & International Politics Honors Program, 2001

Office location for Laura Phillips

310 Grant Street
Suite 700
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-546-5220

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