pbioPhilip S. Marstiller, Esq.

Education

  • University of Richmond, LL.B., 1969 T.C. Williams School of Law
  • College of William and Mary, B.A., 1966
  • Mercersburg Academy, Graduated 1962 Mercersburg, PA

It is believed that Mr. Marstiller is the only lawyer in Virginia who has been a partner in a small rural law firm; a prosecutor; a partner-in-charge of one of Virginia’s larger law firms’ corporate litigation practice; a powerful lobbyist before the Virginia General Assembly representing Fortune 500 companies; and now, President of a law firm which has a national practice on behalf of individuals currently in sixteen (16) states specializing, in part, in Sarbanes-Oxley representations against Fortune 500 companies. In addition, qui tam litigation on behalf of individual whistle blowers in association with the United States Department of Justice against corporations for their violations of the Federal False Claims Act by their defrauding the United States government.

Legislative Practice

Between 1973-1985, The Marstiller Law Firm represented the alcoholic beverage industry consisting of the Brown Distributing Company, a distributor for Anheuser Busch in Virginia, and the Loveland Distributing Company, a distributor for Miller Brewery in Virginia; the health industry consisting of Blue Cross Blue Shield of the National Capital AreaBlue Cross Blue Shield of Virginia (Trigon)The Computer Company – one of the largest Medicaid processors in the United States, Kaiser Permanente, the world’s largest health maintenance organization, PruCare, a subsidiary of the Prudential Insurance Company, the Health Maintenance Organization (“HMO’s”) and the Virginia Health Association (nursing homes); lawyers consisting of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association; the oil and gas industry consisting of the Committee of Refiner Marketers, whose membership included Ashland Oil, Sun Oil and Marathon Oil; Property & Casualty Insurance agents, including the Professional Agents Association; as well as Title companies, consisting of Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation and the Virginia Land Title Association before the Virginia General Assembly.

During this period, Mr. Marstiller was described by the Richmond Times-Dispatch and the Richmond News Leader as the most influential and powerful lobbyist before the Virginia General Assembly.

Professional Activities

Richmond (Member, Legislative Liaison Committee, 1975-1978); Virginia (Member, Construction Litigation Committee, 1980-1982) and American (Member, Negligence-Products Liability Litigation Committee, 1975-1978) Bar Associations; Virginia State Bar (Member: Committee on Legislation, 1980 – Board of Governors, Health Law Section, 1984-1988); National Health Lawyers Association; Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (Member, committees on: Legislation, 1975-1978, Employment Law, 1996); The National Employment Lawyer’s Association; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Listed in Who’s Who in American Law; and The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in America.[1st Lt. JAGC. U.S. Army, 1970-1973].

Personal

Mr. Marstiller’s passions are competitive tennis, riding, upland and duck hunting as well as fly fishing. Mr. Marstiller fox hunts in Middleburg, VA and competes in equestrian eventing, a sport that combines dressage, stadium jumping and cross country jumping. He enjoys both sports with his wife Anne who played tennis at Vanderbilt, fox hunts and has evented for the last 15 years throughout the east coast. Mr. Marstiller and Anne live in the Middleburg countryside; are ardent conservationists; and are involved with their church as well as various charitable boards in the Middleburg community.

Mr. Marstiller has run multiple marathons.half-marathons and triathlons. He was also one of the oldest members (age 62) of the Navy Seal Fitness Team in Richmond, Virginia. Mr. Marstiller’s hobbies have included sailing the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries on his 38.1 foot Beneteau sailboat “Wye Knot,” as well as “blue water” sailing. At the age of 55, before his last marathon, it was estimated that Mr. Marstiller had run 23,800 miles. He has been running for 43 years thought the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. At the age of 49, Mr. Marstiller completed the rigorous Outward Bound course in the Harvard Mountain range, in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, climbing two 15,000 foot peaks and running a half a marathon at an elevation of 8,000 feet.

Adoption is very important to Mr. Marstiller, who serves on the board of the Children’s Home Society Virginia, the oldest child placement agency in Virginia. He is a member of the President’s Council, and the Fourth Century Club at his alma mater The College of William &. Mary. Mr. Marstiller established the Philip Steward Marstiller tennis scholarship at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Income from the Philip Steward Marstiller tennis scholarship provides assistance for an academically qualified scholar-athlete in the College of William & Mary’s tennis program. This tennis scholarship assists members of the William & Mary men’s tennis team who exhibit talent both on the court and in the classroom.

Irrespective of his professional reputation, however, Mr. Marstiller’s proudest accomplishment, remains that of being a devoted father to his sons. Philip S. “Ward” Marstiller Jr. Esquire, an attorney and graduate of Duke University, and Spencer, a Hollywood screenplay writer, published author and graduate of the St. Andrews College. Mr. Marstiller also has two grandchildren.