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Phillip Shell

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Phil Shell has been representing injured workers and their families for over 35 years. He is a graduate of the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. For many years he was a principal partner in the law firm of Day Shell & Liljenquist in Murray, Utah.

Phil has successfully litigated hundreds of cases throughout the past 35 years and has successfully argued cases before the Utah Supreme Court, the Utah Court of Appeals, and even the United States Supreme Court. He was successful at the Utah Supreme Court in overturning a law which took money from disabled Utah seniors when they began to receive Social Security retirement benefits. This resulted in a recovery of over 15 million dollars for Utah families. He has also tried other cases that have beneficially shaped Utah law for injured workers and helped many people obtain Social Security Disability benefits.

Phil was legal counsel for the Injured Workers’ Association and has served as a pro-tem judge in the Salt Lake County small claims court. He has been a presenter at many legal seminars to teach other attorneys about the workers’ compensation system. He has repeatedly been named among Utah’s Legal Elite in the area of workers’ compensation.

He is a native of Utah, a ham radio operator (K7SHL), and an avid freelance photographer. Phil also keeps a banjo next to his desk.


  • Brigham Young University, J Reuben Clark Law School, JD (1982)
  • Utah State University, BS (1978) in mathematics and journalism.

Bar Admissions:

  • 10th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Court of Appeals, DC Circuit
  • US District Court for Utah
  • Utah State Bar

Honors & Awards:

  • Utah's Legal Elite - Workers Compensation
  • Distinguished® Rating - Martindale-Hubbell®


  • Utah Association for Justice
  • Utah State Bar

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