Philip Wood

Philip Wood

Phil is Senior Counsel with Kuchler Polk Weiner, LLC.  He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Louisiana, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Phil practices in the areas of oil and gas, environmental, maritime, and commercial litigation.  He has handled a wide range of general civil claims and has criminal defense experience.  He is a member of the New Orleans Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Petroleum Landmen’s Association of New Orleans.

Phil graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from Tulane Law School in 2010.  He was Notes and Comments Editor on the Tulane Maritime Law Journal and received the Certificate in Admiralty and Maritime Law and the Charles Kohlmeyer, Jr. Award to the Outstanding Graduate in Maritime Law.  Phil was a member of the Tulane Criminal Law Clinic and volunteered at the Orleans Parish Public Defenders Office.  He received CALI awards in Professional Responsibility and International Criminal Law.  Phil completed his undergraduate studies at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California, where he majored in history and minored in politics and philosophy.

Phil lives in the Irish Channel with his wife, Athena, and dog.  He is a certified KCBS barbeque judge and a former SCUBA diving instructor.  He enjoys travelling, diving, and his weekly trivia night.


  • While working at his former firm, Phil tried a Mineral Code cost reporting statute dispute resulting in a favorable verdict for his client and argued the appeal affirming the judgment in the reported decision XXI Oil & Gas, LLC v. Hilcorp Energy Co., 16-269 (La. App. 3 Cir. 9/28/16); 206 So. 3d 885.