Phil has a career based on serving clients in ag business and production issues in southeast Iowa. He built his law practice on serving clients in all facets of business operation including incorporation, contracts, real estate, tax, collections, estate and succession planning. Prior to practicing law, he worked on a farm in agricultural production for ten years.

Building on his connection to the local community, he serves as City Attorney for Olds and Winfield, Iowa.



Work Experience:

  • Member Attorney, Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C., 2001—present
  • Attorney, McCormick Law Office, 1988—2001
  • City Attorney, Olds, Iowa, 2005—present
  • City Attorney, Winfield, Iowa, 1988—present
  • Assistant Regional Counsel, Farm Credit Services, 1986—1987
  • Ten years of farming experience

Professional Activities and Affiliations:

  • Henry County Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association (Sections: Probate & Trust Law; Real Estate & Title Law; Taxation)
  • Nebraska State Bar Association

Seminars Recently Attended:

  • Iowa State Bar Association Bloethe Tax School, December 2017

News & Events

Cases Presentations & Publications

Cases Presentations & Publications

Selected Cases, Publications, Presentations and Teaching Appointments:

  • In re Hammen, 399 B.R. 867 (Bankr. S.D. Iowa 2009)
  • Adjunct Professor, “Personnel Management,” “Small Business,” and other business courses, Iowa Wesleyan College
  • Presenter on various tax topics, Des Moines County Bar Association.


Drake University Law School, J.D., 1983, with honors

  • Order of the Coif

University of Iowa, B.B.A., 1981


  • Iowa
  • Nebraska