James Phillips is a founding partner of Katz & Phillips, P.A. and an experienced trial attorney in the field of criminal defense. His past work experience and educational achievements have prepared him to provide a vigorous legal defense to clients accused of impaired driving and other criminal offenses. He founded Katz & Phillips, P.A. to offer clients an opportunity to have an experienced legal team advocating for them to help reduce charges or avoid convictions. To learn more about Mr. Phillips and Katz & Phillips, P.A., give us a call today.
Mr. Phillips knew from an early age that he wanted to be an attorney; however, as he obtained his undergraduate education, he also decided to explore his interest in science. His educational background includes:
Mr. Phillips was selected to work as a legal intern by the Rankin County Prosecutor, and he worked as the lead prosecutor in 14 DUI trials during this time in law school.Work Experience
After earning his JD from Mississippi College of Law, Mr. Phillips relocated to Florida and continued to build upon the base of knowledge he had developed working as an intern for the County Prosecutor. His work experience includes time both on the prosecutor’s side of the table and as a defense attorney, providing him with unparalleled insight into how DUI cases are charged and prosecuted. His past work experience within the public and private sectors includes:
Mr. Phillips has dedicated his law practice to DUI defense and to representing clients accused of major felonies such as sex crimes and federal offenses. He also provides representation in cases involving misdemeanors, property crimes, terrorism, Internet crimes, white collar crimes, life-felonies, murder, and manslaughter cases.
Because of his extensive experience with serious felony charges, Mr. Phillips is frequently sought out by other attorneys to act as co-counsel in complex DUI and sex crimes cases. He has also earned accolades including a Superb Rating from AVVO, which is the highest level an attorney can obtain. Mr. Phillips also received the client’s choice award from AVVO for 2012 and was selected by Orlando Style Magazine as one of “Central Florida’s Best Attorneys” for 2012.
Defendants facing criminal charges who want an accomplished attorney to represent them should reach out to Katz & Phillips, P.A. Call today to speak with our legal team and learn more about the services we provide to help defendants navigate the criminal justice system.