TEL: 469-557-9392 / MOBILE: 903-714-0939 / FAX: 469-533-1541 / iphillips@coleschotz.comLegal Practice Assistant: Adrienne Hickey  TEL: 469.557.9393 

Ian Ross Phillips is an associate in Litigation Practice Group at Cole Schotz. Ian represents businesses and individuals from a variety of sectors, including armed and video security, clothing and apparel, education, construction, oil and gas, restaurant, and electrical transmission industries. He has aided his clients in a wide range of complex litigation matters, from employment contract disputes, FLSA matters, and employment discrimination claims, to Lanham Act, Copyright Act, and other intellectual property claims. He has worked on both sides of the aisle in both state and federal court.

In 2022, Ian was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Texas Super Lawyers. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Texas are selected to receive this honor.

Prior to joining the firm, Ian clerked for the Honorable Paul D. Stickney in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. During his clerkship, Ian worked on significant cases involving a wide array of matters.

Ian also coached SMU’s mock trial team that participated in the San Diego Defense Lawyers Mock Trial Competition for 5 years. He is currently an active mentor for law students in the Dallas community through the Mustang Exchange program.

Ian received his law degree from SMU Dedman School of Law in 2015. While in law school, he served as president of the International Law Review Association, a Vice-Chair of the SMU Board of Advocates, and based on his advocacy skills, was selected for membership in The Order of Barristers.

In his free time, Ian enjoys following MotoGP and working on old British cars. His current project is a 1959 Triumph TR3A.




Southern Methodist University, J.D., 2015

The University of Texas at Tyler, B.B.A., magna cum laude, 2011

Bar & Court Admissions

State Bar of Texas, 2015 U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2016U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2016U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2016U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 2016District of Columbia, 2017

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