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Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    5 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    5 years



Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

20 total 

  • Matthew Charles Hunt

    I endorse Mr. Hart. He has the ability to aggressively represent his clients, while being able to objectively evaluate copious amounts of information related to his clients case and situation.


    Matthew Hunt Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Hart. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I really want all people to contact him for help.


    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices Of John M Phillips

1013 3rd Street North
Jacksonville Beach, FL, 32250


FLMember in Good Standing200909/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Companies with Heart904 Magazine2014
William F. Blews Pro Bono Service AwardStetson College of Law2009
Victor O. Wehle Trial Advocacy AwardStetson College of Law2009
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office Of John M Phillips2014 - Present
AttorneyTodd Foster Law Group2013 - 2014
AttorneyMcDermott Law Firm, P.A.2009 - 2013
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Northeast Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2014 - Present
Jacksonville Bar AssociationAttorney Member2014 - Present
Barney Masterson Inn of CourtAttorney Member2011 - 2013
Pinellas Association of Criminal Defense LawyersVice President2010 - 2013
Business Network International (BNI)Member2010 - 2013
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2010 - Present
Pinellas County Trial Lawyer's AssociationVice President2010 - 2013
St. Petersburg Bar AssociationCo-Chair, Criminal Law Section2010 - 2013
Clearwater Bar AssociationAttorney Member2010 - 2013
Phi Delta Phi Honors FraternityMember2007 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State vs. S.T.Jury Verdict: Not Guilty
State vs. J.T.DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving
State vs. Tr.B.Jury Verdict: Not Guilty
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJuris Doctor2009
University of North FloridaPolitical Science, Minor in PhilosophyB.S.2006
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
TV News InterviewPrayer in Government Meetings2014
TV News InterviewProtecting our Client's Image and Legacy2014
The Price of BusinessSports Gambling Laws on a National Scale - Recent Cases2014
Sports Radio InterviewRay Rice Kicked Off Team and Suspended by NFL2014
Sports Radio InterviewDon Sterling Banned2014
People on the MovePeople on the Move2014
News Radio InterviewCan a Grand Jury Really Indict a Ham Sandwich?2014
News ArticleKeith Haring's Ghost Will Not Face Jail Time, Conviction2014
Forbes ArticleNegligence Suit Loss by L.A. Dodgers Should Serve as Warning to All2014
Beach and Bar SeminarEthical Considerations for the Criminal Lawyer2012
Beach and Bar SeminarEthical Considerations for the Criminal Lawyer2011