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Phillips McWilliams

Associate, Columbia
t: 803.255.0000
f: 803.255.0202


Phillips McWilliams is an associate in the Columbia office.  He represents employers in a variety of labor and employment matters.

Prior to attending law school, Phillips served as an infantry officer in the United States Army attaining the rank of Captain.  During his time in the military, Phillips spent more than a year in Iraq, leading over 400 combat and nation-building operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom VI.  His awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal, the Ranger Tab, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, and the Parachutist Badge.   

While in law school, Phillips served as the Executive Student Works Editor of the South Carolina Law Review, the President of the Service members and Veterans in Law Society, and as a member of the Honor Council.  He is the author of “Magnolia North v. Heritage Communities: The South Carolina Court of Appeals’ End Run Around the Necessity of Equitable Justification when Disregarding the Corporate Form,” 64 S.C. L. Rev. 825 (2013).  Phillips received the John Holland Scholarship given in recognition of leadership and was inducted into the Order of Wig and Robe.

Phillips practiced in a national civil defense firm, focusing on litigation and appellate work prior to joining Fisher Phillips.

Honors & Leadership

Professional Activities

  • Member, South Carolina Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association

Community Activities

Phillips is a Sunday school teacher at Eastminster Presbyterian Church.


Seminars & Speaking Engagements

"What’s the Big Deal? - Dealing with Workplace Bullying"
2018 CSHRM Legal Workshop 
April 2018


Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

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