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Kristine A. Phillips is a partner in the legal services department of Willig, Williams & Davidson. Concentrating her practice in residential and commercial real estate, Kristine counsels and represents clients in matters including sales, acquisitions and landlord-tenant disputes. She also assists individuals with legal needs relating to consumer and traffic matters.

A dedicated practitioner, individuals turn to Kristine to represent them in all phases of residential and commercial real estate sales and acquisitions. Kristine also counsels and represents clients in real estate-related litigation, including zoning matters, tax issues, quiet title disputes and similar cases. She advises clients regarding financial qualification for real estate purchases and debt management options, such as refinancing and lines of credit, and handles lease and lease-purchase agreements. Clients also rely on Kristine to resolve landlord/tenant disputes and title discrepancies, and to secure negotiated settlements for liens and defective deeds.

Kristine also serves as a supervising attorney for the Legal Services Plans in the litigation department. She fields questions from the unions and their members regarding intakes and coverage. She assigns intakes to the attorneys, reviews intakes for conflicts, handles assigning conflict counsel and staffs attorneys for the union legal clinic.

In addition to maintaining her busy legal practice, Kristine serves as an arbitrator for the Philadelphia Arbitration Center. Kristine is also a volunteer attorney with the Philadelphia Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program. Established in 2008, this pilot program helps low-income Philadelphia residents facing foreclosure and potential homelessness by providing free legal representation and the opportunity to negotiate with lenders to save their homes. Kristine derives a great deal of satisfaction from giving back to the community by helping homeowners who fell victim to predatory lending and other misleading practices that now threaten their emotional and financial well-being. 

Kristine is a 1998 graduate of Rutgers School of Law – Camden. As an undergraduate student at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., she participated in the honors program, which permits exceptional students to take advantage of unique opportunities and challenges beyond the traditional curriculum. A political science and French double major, she completed her undergraduate studies in 1993.


Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits / Disputes: 50%
    17 years
  2. Real Estate: 50%
    13 years

Attorney endorsements

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  • Ruth Ann DiDonato

    I endorse this lawyer for real estate and landlord/landlord tenant matters. Kristine is an experienced attorney who is well-versed in real estate related issues.


    Ruth DiDonato Wills & Living Wills Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Sharon L. Steingard

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Sharon Steingard Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Willig, Williams & Davidson

1845 Walnut St Fl 24
Willig Williams Et Al
Philadelphia, PA, 19103-4708

Willig Williams & Davidson

1845 Walnut St Fl 24
Philadelphia, PA, 19103-4708



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Award nameGrantorDate granted
2009, 2012, 2013 and 2014 William J. Brennan Award;Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent ProgramN/A
Volunteer of the Month November 2013Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent ProgramN/A
Pro Bono Special Recognition Award 2013First Judicial District of PennsylvaniaN/A
Pro Bono Roll of Honor 2012First Judicial District of PennsylvaniaN/A
Silver Gavel Award 2011Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent ProgramN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWillig, WIlliams & Davidson2002 - 2015
AttorneyThe Tomar Law Firm1999 - 2002
Law Clerk to the Honorable Angelo J. DiCamilloSuperior Court Of Nj1998 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Philadelphia Bar AssociationCo-Chair Municipal Court Committee2014 - 2015
Philadelphia Bar Association Judicial CommissionMember2014 - Present
Philadelphia Bar AssociationVice Chair Municipal Court Committee2013 - 2013
Landlord Tenant Appellant Mediation ProgramMediator2009 - Present
Philadelphia Arbitration AssociationArbitrator2002 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
New York TimesPhiladelphia Gives Homeowners a Way to Stay Put2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - CamdenLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Rutgers, The State University of New JerseyN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A