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Phillip L. Parham III

Associate

Phil Parham focuses on matters involving commercial construction law, commercial litigation, and firearms law.

Professional Biography


As a senior litigation associate, Phil's primary practices are commercial construction law, general business litigation, and firearms law. He has experience in both trials and arbitrations, and he frequently negotiates favorable outcomes for clients through mediation.

In his construction law practice, Phil has represented owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in disputes involving claims of delay, negligent construction, breach of contract, wrongful termination, and breach of warranty. He also assists clients with contract drafting and negotiation and filing of lien and bond claims, as well as advising on compliance with local ordinances.

In his general business litigation practice, he frequently defends against and prosecutes claims for breach of contract and warranty, tortious interference with contractual relations, premises liability, and negligence. Phil manages the Georgia litigation portfolios for one of the largest agriculture supply companies and one of the largest construction equipment and materials suppliers in the United States.

In addition to his litigation work, Phil has an extensive firearms law practice. He frequently advises clients on Second Amendment jurisprudence and federal and state firearms laws and regulations, including the National Firearms Act and the Gun Control Act. His representative experience in this area also includes advising clients on:

  • Avenues for restoring federal and state firearms rights;
  • Requirements for the acquisition, registration, and interstate relocation of restricted firearms;
  • The laws and regulations governing the acquisition and storage of black powder, gun powder, and other propellants, explosives, and restricted ammunition;
  • The process for acquiring and maintaining a federal firearms license to manufacture and distribute firearms, including the reporting and inspection requirements mandated by the ATF; and
  • Issues related to the acquisition, use, and storage of machine guns for local and state law enforcement.

Phil also assists clients with utilizing trusts and other estate planning tools to manage firearms collections.

During law school, Phil served as an extern with Justice David Nahmias of the Georgia Supreme Court. He also served as an intern for the Honorable Charles A. Pannell in the United States District Court, N.D. of Georgia, Atlanta Division.

Phil is actively involved in pro bono work for the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation and the Partnership Against Domestic Violence. He also volunteers his time helping Georgia State University College of Law's Advocacy Program, Mentorship Program and Student Trial Lawyers Association, and he is a council member for the Associated General Contractors of Georgia's Young Leadership Program. Phil was named a 2021 and 2022 Best Lawyers in America® "Ones to Watch" in Construction Law and a 2021 "Rising Star" by Georgia Super Lawyers in Business Litigation Law.

  • "Crucial Construction Contract Clauses" (July 2020)
  • "Navigating Georgia Lien Law" (December 2019)

Education

  • Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., 2015 summa cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • Pro Bono Honors, Highest Distinction
    • Member – Law Review, Moot Court, Student Trial Lawyers Association
    • Bleckley Inn of Court, Pupil
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University, B.A., magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Georgia, 2015
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 2015
  • Georgia Supreme Court, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia, 2016
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2017

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