Phillip M. Khalife

Phillip Khalife

Tel:   303.831.5990
Fax:  303.832.7144

Phillip Khalife is a Colorado native, born and raised in the Denver area. Following his graduation from Cherry Creek High School, Phillip attended undergrad at CU-Boulder and law school at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law. He concentrates his practice on insurance defense litigation.  During his tenure with CLA, Phillip has represented a number of clients on matters through trial.  These cases include successful defenses for property damage, real estate disputes, personal injury, insurance bad faith, HOA litigation and probate actions.

While in law school, Phillip competed on DU’s Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team, and along with fellow firm associate Kirstin Dvorchak, won the 3rd Annual MOOT Shanghai.

In his free time Phillip enjoys skiing, playing hockey, fishing and rooting for Colorado’s sports teams.

Admissions
State of Colorado, 2013

State of Wyoming, 2014

Education
University of Colorado, BA, 2010
University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, J.D., 2013

Professional Affiliations
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
Colorado Defense Lawyers Association

Trial: LeValley v Morin, Denver Dist. Court, July 2017

Plaintiff sued to recover for personal injuries and future wage losses resulting from a low speed rear end accident on I-25 in Denver. He alleged a permanent brain injury and chronic cervical orthopedic injuries. Our client admitted fault in the accident, but disputed the claimed injuries and losses. At trial, the Plaintiff introduced expert testimony from an orthopedic surgeon, a neuropsychologist, an accident reconstructionist and biomechanical engineer, as well as an economist. He requested the jury award $2 million in damages for his losses.  Following a five- day jury trial, the jurors awarded zero damages to the Plaintiff.

Trial: Schulte v Hiwan Golf Club, Jefferson County District Court, May 2017

Plaintiff sued our client Hiwan Golf Club, alleging property damage from a leaking irrigation pipe, and seeking $45,000 in damages. We retained an engineering expert and held a one day trial to the bench. The verdict returned by the Court was below the statutory offer made prior to trial, and the Court awarded our client their expert costs.

Trial: Le Marquis Condominium Association v Menzies, Jefferson County District Court, September 2017

The Defendant asserted multiple counterclaims against her homeowners association, Le Marquis COA. The Defendant sought relief from paying over $10,000 in withheld COA dues. After a one day trial to the Bench, the Court found in favor of Le Marquis and awarded our client the withheld COA dues, as well the costs and attorney fees associated with collecting the withheld dues.