J. Philip Davidson contact information
- Civil Litigation
- Commercial & Complex Litigation
- Construction Law
- Employment Law & Litigation
- Food, Beverage & Hospitality
- Insurance Defense
- Personal Injury Litigation
- Product Liability
- Professional Malpractice Litigation (Professional Licensing Administrative Proceedings and Litigation)
- Transportation & Motor Carrier Litigation
As leader of Hinkle Law Firm LLC’s Transportation, Food, Beverage and Hospitality, Insurance, and Construction litigation practice groups, Mr. Davidson handles the defense of a full range of property and casualty, motor carrier/transportation, construction (including blasting and explosives liability), industrial, products, health care, and professional liability matters.
Philip has represented clients in litigation, arbitration and mediation in more than 30 states and he has tried numerous civil jury trials, including high-exposure personal injury and wrongful death cases. He is a frequent presenter and industry consultant in transportation industry/motor carrier safety/litigation.
He leads the firm’s Critical Occurrence Response Team which provides early investigation, planning, and legal management services to clients responding to catastrophic events such as transportation/motor carrier incidents, falls from height, fires, electrocutions, carbon monoxide exposures, explosions, product liability (industrial and consumer), building failures, food borne illness outbreaks, workplace investigations, claims against clergy and religious entities, mass torts and governmental inquiries/enforcement actions.
Philip has served as national coordinating/trial counsel for several clients including food ingredient manufacturers and national restaurants in claims involving food borne illness (listeria, salmonella, e-coli) and diacetyl exposure/popcorn worker’s lung. Philip also served as national coordinating and trial counsel to The International Pizza Hut Franchise Holders Association. Mr. Davidson is a member of the International Association for Food Safety (IAFS) and the steering committee of the Hospitality Practice Group of ALFA International. In addition, he has experience in food and feed ingredient contamination by adulteration or inclusion of unintended foreign substances; alleged contamination in municipal water and consumer point of use water purification systems; and, non-FDA approved supplements and off-label non-medical naturopathic modalities such as chelation therapy. Philip has extensive experience in liability claims including wrongful death allegations involving the provision of security, third-party criminal conduct and customer safety involving retailers, travel companies and tour directors, banks, hotels, shopping centers, restaurants and bar/taverns owners and operators. He represents motor carriers in relation to the Food Safety Modernization Act in the transportation of human and animal food and cross-contamination claims involving food and beverages ingredients.
With bar admissions in the state courts of both Kansas and Missouri, Philip is a Litigation Counsel of America Fellow and is annually elected to both Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America.