Philip Hinson


Philip Hinson is a partner in the Charlotte office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment Practice. 

Phil represents employers and management in federal and state courts and administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He regularly defends employers in a wide variety of disputes involving claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful discharge arising under Title VII, Section 1981, the FMLA, the ADEA, the FLSA, the FCA, and other federal and state laws. He defends employers in wage and hour disputes and other matters related to compensation issues.

Phil also represents employers in disputes involving trade secrets, non-compete, non-solicitation, and other restrictive covenant issues.

Phil provides frequent advice and counsel to employers with the goal of complying with the law and navigating issues that commonly result in litigation such as ADA reasonable accommodation requests, FMLA leave requests, and internal investigations of allegations of discrimination and harassment. He also drafts and reviews employment, severance, non-compete and other restrictive covenant agreements, conducts audits of HR practices, and provides management training on legal compliance.

Immediately after graduating from law school, Phil served as law clerk to the Honorable Graham C. Mullen, Senior United States District Court Judge for the Western District of North Carolina.

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • Labor & Employment

Additional Experience


North Carolina

United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina


  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar

Awards & Honors

Super Lawyers® Rising Star, Employment & Labor 2014–2019

Professional Presentations

Hiring and Firing: HR Strategies to Avoid Legal Mistakes, National Business Institute, 2014


Campbell University School of Law

Juris Doctor, 2011

Wake Forest University

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 2004