Phillips is a senior partner at the firm, and his practice focuses on legal issues pertaining to the construction
industry, particularly the commercial roofing industry. He has gained national recognition concerning legal issues
affecting the roofing industry. For more than 35 years, he has been representing parties in commercial roofing matters.
For the past 30 years, he has served as general counsel to the National Roofing Contractors Association and was one of
the founders and also serves as counsel to the National Roofing Legal Resource Center
Stephen is a member of the American Arbitration Association's Commercial Panel to hear construction disputes under the
Construction Industry Arbitration Rules and has served as a construction arbitrator. In 1995, he was elected by his
peers as a fellow in the American College of Construction Lawyers. He has been designated as a Georgia Super Lawyer in
the field of construction law and construction litigation each year since 2004 and has been recognized and listed in
such publications as "Best Lawyers in America," The International Who's Who of Construction Lawyers, and Chambers USA
America's Leading Lawyers for Business.
Before entering private law practice, Stephen worked as a congressional staff member in Washington, D.C., and was the
author of several congressional studies addressing environmental issues as an analyst in environmental policy for the
Congressional Research Service. He has an undergraduate degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.,
and earned a law degree from Emory University, Atlanta. He is a member of the Forum Committee on the Construction
Industry and the Section on Litigation of the American Bar Association. He has served on the Board of the Georgia Legal
Services Program and is admitted to the State Bar of Georgia, the District of Columbia Bar, the United States Court of
Federal Claims and the Atlanta Bar Association.