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.



  • 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

Activities and Affiliations

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


  • Iowa State Bar Association Annual Meeting, May 2020
  • Iowa State Bar Association Bloethe Tax School, December 2019
  • Iowa State Bar Association Bloethe Tax School, December 2018
  • Iowa State Bar Association Bloethe Tax School, December 2017

News & Events

Cases & Presentations

Cases & Presentations

Selected Cases, Presentations, and Teaching Appointments

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


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

  • Order of the Coif

University of Iowa, B.B.A., 1981


  • Iowa
  • Nebraska