Upchurch Watson White & Max is proud to announce that longtime panel member, Philip H. Elliott, Jr. , is the recipient of The Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award.
From The Florida Bar News
A native of Roanoke, Virginia, Philip Elliott, Jr. has been practicing law in Florida for 48 years. Prior to his graduation from the University of Virginia with an L.L.B. (now J.D.) in 1958, Elliott spent four years on active duty in the U.S. Navy. Subsequently, he joined the Naval Reserve, eventually serving as the commanding officer of a military detachment base in Daytona Beach. It was there, in 1964, that Elliott began practicing law with the firm Parkinson and Sessions.
While in practice with that firm, Elliott served as city prosecutor for the City of Daytona Beach (1964) and as a judge in the Volusia County Small Claims Court (1964-1973). In 1987, Elliott joined the firm now known as Cobb & Cole and served there as counsel until 1998. He then joined the firm now known as Upchurch Watson White & Max where he continues a mediation practice.
During the course of his career, Elliott has devoted more than 1,900 hours to pro bono service. He has worked with the Pro Bono Program of Mid-Florida and for the past year and a half has met weekly with clients at the Daytona Beach Legal Advice Clinics. He also has provided free assistance to and through local churches.
Elliott is a member of the Volusia County Bar Association and has served as president of numerous civic organizations including Central Florida Legal Services and the East Volusia -Flagler Division of the American Cancer Society.