Philip T. Carroll



(312) 382-3147

(312) 382-8910

Philip T. Carroll has helped clients solve problems in the fields of construction, product liability, and subrogation. Clients have turned to Philip to handle construction disputes, involving under designed and defectively constructed buildings, failures in life safety systems, product failures, transportation and cargo losses, and industrial accidents. 

Philip chairs Cozen O'Connor's Material Task Force. This task force was formed due to the increasing globalization of the world market. Material failures in engineered plastics, woods, metals, polymers, bio-polymers, and other composites are identified, evaluated, and litigated. Philip has personally worked on various material issues, including failures involving thermoplastics and thermosetting polymers such as CPVC, Acetal, PVC, ABS, Nylon 6/6, PEX, and polypropylene; metals such as brass, zinc, and copper; manmade woods and insulators including SIPS & EPS, and cellulous insulation.

Philip is also a frequent lecturer and blogger on construction, product liability, and subrogation issues, including most recently:

• Why Plastic Parts Fail

• The Revolution in Building Materials, Plastics - Innovation or Ignition?

• Tools for Effective Case Themeing

• Development of the Difficult Product Liability Case

• Business Income - Ensuring Recovery in Subrogation

• Coming to America - Bringing Foreign Manufacturers to U.S. Court - "Life Without Plastics Is Incomprehensible"

• Coming to America - And Going Away

• Impeachment - You Need TO Ask Two More Questions to Be More Effective

• Landlord vs Tenant - Who Wins in a Fight?

• Say Hello to MY Little Friends - Getting Manufacturers Attention Through Aggregation Of Claims

Philip was involved in The National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP). Philip served as the co-chair of the General Practice Section of NASP in 1995 and 1996; co-chair of NASP's Litigation Skills Conference in 2007; and the Executive Committee for NASP's Litigation Skills Conference. He is also involved locally, serving as a committee member of the Michigan Chapter of NASP. In 2011 Philip assumed a position on the NASP board of directors.

Philip attended SUNY-Stony Brook, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in 1993.  He then attended University of Detroit Mercy School of Law where he received his J.D. in 1997.



Cozen O’Connor Names Six New Shareholders

July 20, 2015

– Cozen O’Connor promoted six members to shareholder of the firm: Philip Carroll (Chicago), William Davis (New York), John B. Galligan (New York), Kendall Hayden (Dallas), Andrew Kay (D.C.) and Vincent Pozzuto (New York).


Hidden Failures of Plastic & Brass Plumbing Parts [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

December 01, 2020

Cozen O’Connor’s Subrogation & Recovery team and National Subrogation Services are pleased to announce Subro on the Go, a podcast hosted by Joe Rich and Dave Brisco that spotlights trending legal, technological, and claims handling issues in today's fast-moving subrogation world. The cause...

Michigan Dam Collapses [Alert]

May 26, 2020

Anthony Morrone, Philip Carroll, Jeff Greenspan and Matt Policastro discuss the dam collapse on the Tittabawassee River in Edenville, Michigan that resulted in floodwaters devastating the cities of Edenville and Midland.

Material Failure--Focus on Cellulose Insulation [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

October 25, 2012

This recurring series will discuss various materials, including engineered plastics, woods, metals, polymers, bio-polymers, and other composites, and evaluate real world failure modes and provide practice tips for the recovery professional. The first material discussed is cellulose...

General Jurisdiction Over Foreign Manufacturers of Defective Products [Cozen O'Connor White Paper]

October 03, 2011

General Jurisdiction Over Foreign Manufacturers of Defective Products - Cozen O'Connor White Paper - In our increasingly globalized economy, there is a growing need to establish jurisdiction in U.S. courts over foreign manufacturers of defective products. Recent legal developments will, in some cases, make that task more

Subrogation Claims Against Tenants in Michigan: The Co-Insured Doctrine Revisited [Subrogation and Recovery Alert!]

November 02, 2009

Subrogation Claims Against Tenants in Michigan: The Co-Insured Doctrine Revisited - Subrogation and Recovery Alert! - In many states, the implied co-insured doctrine bars a subrogated insurer of a landlord from suing a negligent tenant, unless the lease has express language allowing such an action. Such was thought to be the law of land in Michigan. Recent unpublished decisions, however, have created an opening. Subrogated insurers may have a new lease on life in Michigan.

Fall 2007 [Subrogation and Recovery Observer]

October 01, 2007

Fall 2007 - Subrogation and Recovery Observer - As football season gets underway and the exciting post-season baseball action has
started, Cozen O’Connor’s Subrogation Department is pleased to announce the continued expansion of our team roster. The Fall 2007 edition of the Subro Observer includes the introduction of five new attorneys in Philadelphia, Charlotte, Chicago, San Diego, and Los Angeles.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

NASP 2019 Annual Conference

October 27, 2019 - National Harbor, MD

2018 Omaha Subrogation Seminar

June 21, 2018 - Omaha, NE

Webinar: Understanding Common Water Losses

January 17, 2018 - Webinar

2017 Omaha Subrogation Seminar

June 22, 2017 - Omaha, NE

Ethics in Claims Handling

January 19, 2017 - Leawood, KS

2015 Omaha Subrogation Seminar

June 17, 2015 - Omaha, NE

2014 Omaha Subrogation Seminar

June 17, 2014 - Omaha, NE

2013 NASP Annual Conference

November 03, 2013

2013 Omaha Insurance Litigation Seminar

June 18, 2013 - Omaha, NE

NASP: Why Plastics Fail Webinar

January 24, 2012 - Webinar

2010 Ohio Subrogation Seminar

March 25, 2010 - Columbus, OH

2007 NASP Conference - Subrogation And All That Jazz!

November 04, 2007 - New Orleans, LA


  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D., 1997
  • SUNY–Stony Brook, B.A., 1993
  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Michigan
  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP)