Phillip J. Russell

Phillip J. Russell

Salt Lake City, Utah
Phillip, a partner with Hatch, James & Dodge, engages in a complex commercial litigation practice. He has represented small and large businesses, municipalities, and individuals in a variety of commercial litigation matters, including disputes related to contracts, trade secrets, patents, real estate development, construction, environmental regulations, corporate malfeasance and other business torts, and real property disputes, among others. Phillip also has experience in commercial litigation involving multi-level marketing, network marketing, and direct-sales companies, having represented both distributors and companies in various disputes, including false advertising, trade secret and cross-recruiting cases.

Areas of Practice

  • Complex Commercial Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Utah
  • U.S. District Court District of Utah
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit


  • The S.J. Quinney College of Law at The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
    • J.D. - 2004
    • Honors: Graduated Order of the Coif
    • Honors: William H. Leary Scholar
    • Honors: Outstanding Achievement Award in Criminal Law and Civil Procedure, CALI Award in International Law
    • Law Review: Utah Law Review, Executive Editor and Member, 2002 - 2004
  • University of Indianapolis
    • B.A. summa cum laude - 2000
    • Honors: Member, Track & Field team (1996-2000)
    • Honors: Academic All-Conference (1997-2000)
    • Honors: Parker Jordan Male Scholar Athlete Award (1998)
    • Major: English

Honors and Awards

  • Named to Utah’s Legal Elite by Utah Business magazine
  • Named a “Rising Star” by Mountain States Super Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Aldon J. Anderson American Inns of Court, 2007-present