Born in a coal mining town in West Virginia, Phil Marstiller began his professional career in a small law firm located in a rural mountain community in southwestern Virginia. It was a country practice.
From these beginnings, he became a prosecutor, a powerful lobbyist before the Virginia General Assembly representing major Fortune 500 Corporations and trade associations, and a partner-in-charge of one of Virginia’s larger law firm’s corporate litigation practice in Richmond.
As founder and president of The Marstiller Law Firm, Mr. Marstiller brings his experience and hand picks the best qualified team to approach each case. Through this ability to tailor the team to each individual client’s needs, the firm has built a reputation for prompt and personal service, as well as aggressive representation of its clients.
The Marstiller Law Firm has the capability to handle virtually any matter regardless of its size or complexity due to our relationship with outsource corporations with whom we work regularly for legal research, investigations, record reviews, technology, photocopying, and clerical support.
Jury Verdicts and Settlements
$185,000.00 – valued settlement in a termination case of a CEO against an Austrian distributor (2007).
$230,000.00 – settlement in a corporate securities fraud case against multi-jurisdictional defendants in California and Pennsylvania (2007).
$80,000.00 — settlement in an Age Discrimination case against a national women’s clothier (2006)
$500,000.00 — valued settlement in a corporate fraud case against a publicly-traded Fortune 100 tobacco company (2006)
$300,000.00 — settlement in a Sarbanes-Oxley case against a publicly-traded food distribution Fortune 500 company (2006)
$90,000.00 — settlement in a corporate fraud case against a publicly-traded Fortune 500 medical supply company (2006)
$70,000.00 — settlement in a retaliation case against a waste water treatment authority (2006)
$7,251,650 — settlement in a termination case against a food distribution company (2004)
The Marstiller Law Firm regularly is in litigation against some of this country’s larger law firms. For example, in calendar year 2006, The Marstiller Law Firm successfully completed litigation against a Fortune 100 tobacco company in a corporate fraud case in which that company was represented both by Hunton & Williams, based in Richmond, Virginia, and Wachtell Lipton, based in New York. Also, in calendar year 2006, The Marstiller Law Firm successfully completed litigation against the law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in a Sarbanes-Oxley case in which that firm represented a publicly-traded Fortune 500 food distribution corporation. Also, in calendar year 2006, The Marstiller Law Firm will have successfully completed litigation against the law firm of Proskauer Rose LLP, based in New York, in which that firm represented a national women’s clothing retailer.
These law firms are representative examples of law firms against whom The Marstiller Law Firm is regularly in litigation, all of which have national and international practices with offices throughout the world.
The practice of law and politics has been a tradition in Mr. Marstiller’s family. Mr. Marstiller’s grandfather, Steward Lee Marstiller, was the sheriff for many years of Randolph County, West Virginia. His father, James A. Marstiller, Esquire, was an attorney and co-founder of the Mountain State Federal Savings and Loan and served on its Board as Vice-Chairman. This was the largest savings and loan in West Virginia. Mr. Marstiller’s uncle, Calmer P. “Cam” Marstiller, was a member of the West Virginia legislature for 28 years. Mr. Marstiller’s father’s law partner, H. Laban White, Esquire, was a member of the West Virginia legislature and served as the Speaker of the House for 28 years, as well as was Chairman of the West Virginia Democratic Party for 21 years. Mr. Marstiller’s son, Philip S. “Ward” Marstiller, Jr., is also a practicing attorney in Richmond and both father and son graduated from the same law school. Mr. Marstiller’s father’s other law partner, Fred B. Deem, Esquire, wrote the West Virginia University fight song “It’s West Virginia.”
Mr. Marstiller is also a published author. He has had published the following articles: “Whistleblowers: The Exposure of Corporate Fraud Pursuant to the False Claims Act, The Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Volume 18, Number 4, 2007;” and “Whistleblowers: The Exposure of Corporate Fraud Pursuant to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, The Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Volume 19, Number 2, 2007.”
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The results obtained in these Recent Cases, Jury Verdicts and Settlements are solely dependent on those variety of factors included in these particular cases. Further, each of these cases consisted of circumstances which were peculiar or unique to the specific case and as a result you, the public, should not rely upon these cases, as a predictor of the result likely to be obtained in your case. Your case is likely to never have a set of circumstances which precisely duplicates these cases, and as a result advertisement of the above cases, may not provide helpful information to you the consumer and in fact may mislead you as to the result that will be obtained in your case should you decide to retain our firm. These cases are listed solely for your information as each case accurately represents our firm work product solely in these particular cases, not in cases similar to your case.