2211 Michelson Drive
Suite 400
Irvine, CA 92612

Los Angeles
633 West Fifth Street
52nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

San Francisco
275 Battery Street
Suite 2000
San Francisco, CA 94111

San Diego
101 W. Broadway
Suite 2000
San Diego, CA 92101


J.D., University of California, Hastings Law School, 1995

B.A., Psychology and Political Science, University of California at Los Angeles, 1992


  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Philip H. Lo is a Partner in the Orange County office of Gordon & Rees. He focuses much of his practice in Litigation. Mr. Lo’s core practice is insurance defense, encompassing several areas including Professional Liability, Environmental and Mass Tort, Mold, Premises Liability and Casualty. Mr. Lo’s practice includes federal and state courts, as well as binding arbitration and administrative hearings.

Mr. Lo’s Professional Liability practice includes defense of various professionals, including, but not limited to, physicians and medical professionals, treatment and rehabilitation centers, design professionals and contractors, real estate agents and brokers, insurance agents and brokers, financial services agents and brokers, and attorneys. He believes that a strong defense is created well before trial begins, often resolving actions favorably for clients through the strength of his Discovery and Law & Motion practice. Ever mindful of the economic pressures facing his clients, Mr. Lo vigorously defends his clients and their bottom line. Mr. Lo believes in a partnership with both the insured and the insurer, enabling him to successfully defend the insured effectively and efficiently.

Mr. Lo also represents business entities in Business Litigation, Trade Secret and Copyright Infringement actions. He provides counseling to business clients on a variety of issues in pre-litigation matters, regulatory and governmental agency matters, and contract negotiations. Mr. Lo’s view on contracts is grounded in the anticipation of litigation to enforce rights under the contract.


  • Supreme Court of the State of California
  • Supreme Court of the State of Nevada
  • U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of California
  • U.S. District Court, Nevada


  • Inns of Court
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • California State Bar, Business Law Section
  • Member, and Vice Chair Insurance Law Committee, California State Bar, 2009-2012
  • Chair, Insurance Law Committee, California State Bar, 2012-2013
  • Charter Member, Business Litigation Committee, California State Bar, 2013-2015
  • Co-Chair, Insurance Law Committee, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, 2015-present