Phil Conner has represented industrial, manufacturing and corporate clients in environmental, health and safety law matters for almost 30 years. He regularly represents companies in state, federal and administrative tribunals in matters involving toxic tort litigation, appeals on environmental permits and responses to enforcement actions brought by regulatory agencies.

Phil Conner has represented industrial, manufacturing and corporate clients in environmental, health and safety law matters for almost 30 years. He regularly represents companies in state, federal and administrative tribunals in matters involving toxic tort litigation, appeals on environmental permits and responses to enforcement actions brought by regulatory agencies.

Phil frequently advises clients on matters related to the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA).

While experienced in handling litigation in court, Phil provides counsel to clients and works with federal and state agencies, including EPA and the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (SC DHEC), to help limit litigation or prevent litigation from occurring.

Before attending law school, Phil worked as a chemical laboratory technician and a technical sales representative. Both jobs required technical understanding that, along with his Bachelor of Science degree, serves him well as an environmental defense attorney.

Phil is ranked as a “Band 2” Environmental attorney in Chambers USA (2015-present) and in The Best Lawyers in America© for Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation (2007-present). He has been named the Best Lawyers® Greenville Lawyer of the Year for Environmental Litigation five times (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017), and, in 2018, he was named the Columbia "Lawyer of the Year" for Environmental Law. He has also been selected for South Carolina's Legal Elite of the Midlands by Columbia Business Monthly (2017-present) and named among Upstate South Carolina’s Legal Elite by Greenville Business Magazine in 2013.

Phil serves on the Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce Environmental Issues Committee, and he is a member of the Carolinas Air Pollution Control Association (CAPCA). He earned a Bachelor of Science degree, a Master of Business Administration degree and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Georgia.