Philip F. Cossich, Jr. is the senior partner of Cossich, Sumich, Parsiola & Taylor, L.L.C. He earned a bachelor of arts degree, magna cum laude, from Tulane University in 1980 and a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Tulane School of Law in 1983.
His law practice focuses in the areas of personal injury, admiralty, complex business litigation, class action, multi district litigation and insurance law. Phil has experience litigating cases arising out of contamination caused by Trichloroethylene (TCE) and Perfluoronated Chemicals (PFCs). He served on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the BP Multidistrict Litigation and as class counsel for all plaintiffs in the economic and property class settlement. Phil is also one of the top hurricane litigation attorneys in the country. He has recovered for his clients, tens of millions of dollars in damages resulting out of lawsuits from natural disasters and oil contamination.
He has also served on the boards of Catholic Charities of New Orleans, Isidore Newman School, Academy of the Sacred Heart and Greater New Orleans Foundation. He has been honored with Louisiana Association of Justice President’s Award, Youth Leadership Council Role Model 2011, and the New Orleans Regional Leadership (NORLI) Class of 2008. He presently serves on the board of the Plaquemines Community Foundation. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Louisiana Association for Justice. He is currently on the Science and Discovery Committees for In re: Aqueous Film-Forming Foam Products Liability Litigation, MDL-2873, before the Honorable Richard M. Gergel in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.
Tulane School of Law, J.D. 1983
Tulane University, B.A. 1980
Phil is admitted to practice before all Louisiana courts, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Sixth circuits, and the United States Court of Federal Claims.
Louisiana State Bar Association
American Association of Justice
Louisiana Association of Justice
Plaquemines Parish Bar Association (Past-President)
Selected as 2008 – 2021 Super Lawyers
Selected as Honoree 2020 AV Preeminent Attorney – Judicial Edition
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 25 Class Action Trial Lawyers Association
Selected to be included in St. Charles Avenue Magazine as Top Attorneys in Louisiana, 2019-2020
National Trial Lawyers, Class Action Top 25 (2021)
Awarded an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell (1994-2021)
Selected as Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum
2014 National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
2012 Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating AV Preeminent
1994-2009 Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating AV for 15 years
January 2008, 2009, & 2011 Top Attorneys in Louisiana in Louisiana Life Magazine
January 2010 & 2013 Top Attorneys in Louisiana in St. Charles Avenue Magazine
Million Dollar Advocate