Philip K. Stovall


65 East State Street
Suite 2500
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Primary Practices

Philip Stovall is a partner in Hahn Loeser’s Business Practice Area and focuses on debtor/creditor issues, commercial and bankruptcy litigation, insolvency, workouts, and tax controversies.

Phil represents debtors, creditors, and other parties in interest in commercial bankruptcy cases and in complex litigation in state and federal courts. He also advises clients with respect to out-of-court insolvency matters, including out-of-court restructurings and workouts, and in matters involving the IRS and other taxing authorities.

Along with law firm experience, Phil served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable C. Kathryn Preston of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio for four years. In 2021, Phil was named to the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges’ Next Generation Program, which is for up-and-coming practitioners that have demonstrated legal excellence in the practice of bankruptcy law and a serious commitment to principles of civility, ethics, and professionalism. Phil serves as co-chair of the Chapter 11 Subcommittee of the Bankruptcy Court’s Attorney Advisory Committee, which assists the Court with the development of policies and procedures for Chapter 11 cases filed in the Southern District of Ohio.

Phil earned his J.D. from the University of Toledo, College of Law, where he graduated cum laude, and his undergraduate degree from the Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business.


  • University of Toledo College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2013
  • The Ohio State University, B.S., 2010
Awards & Distinctions

The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch®, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy, 2022-23


Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars®, Creditor Debtor Rights, Business, 2023


National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges’ Next Generation Program, Class of 2021

Bar Admissions

State of Ohio, 2013


U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2014


U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2017


United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2017

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bankruptcy Institute Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar Advisory Board, 2024 – Present


Bankruptcy Court’s Attorney Advisory Committee, Chapter 11 Subcommittee, Co-Chair 2022 – Present; Member 2020 – Present


American Bankruptcy Institute, Member


Ohio State Bar Association, Member


Columbus Bar Association, Member