Thiebaud Remington Thornton Bailey LLP

Philipa M. Remington

Philipa M. Remington


214.954.2210 Phone

214.754.0999 fax
Philipa Remington, a founding partner of the firm, has defended physicians sued in medical malpractice, medical product liability, and pharmaceutical cases for over 33 years. More than 1,000 Texas doctors have enlisted her assistance since 1978. Philipa has served as lead counsel for hundreds of doctors sued on claims for defective or dangerous drugs, and also has significant experience in the defense of birth injury, gynecology, pediatric and pediatric neurosurgery cases. She has been recognized by her peers in listings of ‘Texas Super Lawyers’ and ‘Best Lawyers in Dallas.’

Defense verdict for internal medicine physician in $1 million+ lawsuit alleging failure to obtain informed consent in prescribing medication which caused Stevens-Johnson Syndrome/Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis

Defense verdict for obstetrician in $1 million+ lawsuit alleging negligent management of shoulder resulting in permanent brachial plexus injury (Erb’s palsy) where there was video of the delivery

Defense verdict for pediatric emergency physician in $1 million+ wrongful death suit arising from alleged failure to diagnose and treat sepsis in pediatric patient

Defense verdict for obstetrician in a $1 million+ lawsuit alleging negligent management of shoulder dystocia resulting in permanent brachial plexus injury (Erb’s palsy)

Defense verdict as co-counsel for pulmonologist in $4 million suit alleging improper treatment of varicella pneumonia in pregnancy resulting in preterm delivery and deaths of mother and fetus

Defense verdict as co-counsel for pediatric neurosurgeon in $18 million lawsuit for permanent blindness and brain damage due to blocked ventriculoperitoneal shunt in 4-year-old with spina bifida and hydrocephalus

Defense verdict for general surgeon in $2 million+ suit alleging misdiagnosis of pancreatic cancer and failure to initiate treatment for same

Not a complete list of trial wins. Each case depends on its own facts and legal issues – past outcomes are not a guarantee of future results.

Co-counsel for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists as amicus curiae in the Supreme Court of Michigan in a challenge to the admission of ‘junk science’ expert testimony in birth injury cases

Defended an obstetrician in a multi-million dollar brain-damaged baby lawsuit through trial and appeal necessitated by a co-defendant’s failure to settle; eventually resolved claim for insurance policy limits with no personal exposure to client

Represented hundreds of Texas physicians in lawsuits arising from prescription of the statin medication Baycol and the diet drug ‘Phen-Fen’ with 100% success rate in obtaining dismissals in favor of the physicians

Represents multiple physicians statewide in suits arising from prescription of Vioxx, Celebrex, HRT (hormone replacement therapy), and multiple other drugs

Regularly represents faculty physicians at one of the nation’s leading medical schools

2017-2018 AV PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings

Named to ‘Best Women Lawyers in Dallas’ by D Magazine, 2015

Named to ‘Best Lawyers in Dallas’ 2011 and 2012 by D Magazine

Named to ‘Texas Super Lawyers’ by Thomson Reuters, 2005 and 2007-2019

J.D., Southern Methodist University, 1978

B.A., University of Texas at Arlington 1971

State of Texas

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

United States District Court, Northern District of Texas

United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas

United States District Court, Southern District of Texas

United States District Court, Western District of Texas

United States District Court, Western District of Oklahoma 

American Bar Association

Dallas Bar Association

State Bar of Texas

Texas Association of Defense Counsel

  • Nominating Committee (2008)
  • Political Action Committee (2009)

Volunteer, Parkland Memorial Hospital Acute Care Nursery and Continuing Care Nursery

‘Don’t Hate Your Lawyer, Hate the Game!’ University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, April 2011

‘The Brain Damaged Baby Case,’ Texas Association of Defense Counsel One Day Seminar on Medical Liability, Arlington, Texas, September 2002

‘Legal Update on Breast Implants and Other Breast Cancer Issues,’ Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas Breast Cancer Update, Dallas, Texas, February 1996

‘How to Avoid Professional Liability Suits,’ Children’s Medical Center of Dallas Medical Staff, Dallas, Texas, September 1995