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Kevin  M. Phillips

Kevin M. Phillips, Partner

Practice Concentration

Mr. Phillips' practice is concentrated in all aspects of Warehouse Legal Liability including property losses, general liability, regulatory compliance, enforcement of warehousemen liens, and review of storage contracts. Mr. Phillips represents warehousemen, shippers, carriers, and freight forwarders, in tort, contract, bailment, warranty and statutory-based actions.


Profile

Kevin M. Phillips has defended warehousemen against claims involving chemical contamination of food grade products stored in a newly constructed 600,000 square foot warehouse, ammonia exposure to food grade products stored in an underground refrigerated facility, infestation of products involving multiple distribution centers, improper record keeping claim against human blood storage facility, food spoliation claim involving alleged improper refrigeration by warehouseman, claim by cocoa manufacturer against warehouseman for cross contamination of product from spices stored nearby, several different inventory shortage claims against distribution centers, and defending several product damage claims against warehousemen as a result of natural disasters. In addition to Mr. Phillips' litigation practice, he has become involved in drafting, negotiating and reviewing warehousing and transportation documents, including warehouse receipt, bills of lading, freight contracts, standard contract terms and conditions, security agreements, and tariffs. He also has experience instituting and enforcing warehousemen's liens and the recovery of unpaid storage charges.


Mr. Phillips is a member of several warehouse associations, including the International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA) where he serves as Claims and Litigation Counsel for the Association and its members, the Warehouse Education Research Council (WERC), and The International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW).
 


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Education

  • George Washington University, B.B.A.
  • John Marshall Law School, J.D.

Admissions/Memberships

Bar Admissions
  • Illinois
Court Admissions
  • All Illinois state courts
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
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