Who We Are...


Michael Phillips,                

Trial Attorney

My name is Michael Phillips and in my over 30 years as a courtroom lawyer I have dedicated my career to fighting for fairness and justice for real people, not corporations or the government. I am very proud of that fact and I consider it a privilege to practice law. One of my favorite quotes is from the great trial lawyer Daniel Webster who said, "The law: it has honored us; may we honor it."

Phillips Law Offices is a small trial litigation law firm that represents individuals and families throughout Nevada County, Placer County, and surrounding communities. Because we are a small litigation law firm, we take only a select number of cases at any one time. The reason we limit the number of cases is so we can strive to provide unparalleled personal service.

Practice Areas:

Personal Injury & Litigation


California State University Long Beach B.A., 1983

Law School:

Santa Clara University, J.D., 1987

Law Licenses: 

California and Washington State

- Past president Nevada County Bar Association

- Delegate, Conference of Delegates, State Bar of California

-National Trial Lawyers top 100 Lawyers -            

- AVVO Superior 10 Rating

- AVVO Client's Choice Award - 2015 

-Better Business Bureau A+ rating

- Santa Clara Law School Best Oral Advocate, Moot Court Competition

- Former Judicial Law Clerk

- Member of Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)

- Member of American Association for Justice (AAJ)

- Avid mountain wanderer, skier, and dog lover


Main Office —
305 Railroad Ave., #5
Nevada City CA 95959
(530) 265-0186

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Michael Phillips with his dog Otis on the Mount Elwell trail in the Gold Lakes Basin.