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I got busted for my 2nd dui and decided to hire James Phillips. It turned out to be one the best decisions of my life. He was highly recommended to me as one of the best lawyers in the area. The whole court process took a little bit but James kept telling me that the longer this thing went on the better it was for me. He also stated that although he couldn't promise me an outcome he would fight for me to the very end. At the time I didn't realize how true he was to his word. He did fight for me, twice. After a grueling week long trial process we waited almost a day and a half of deliberation only to have the jury come back as a hung jury. A mistrial. I was devastated. I just wanted this thing to be over with. James comforted me the entire time telling me that sometimes these things happen and he would gladly fight this thing again. He never asked for any additional fees or anything. About a month later we went through the whole week long trial again and this time the jury came back with a 'not guilty' verdict! I almost hit the floor when it was read. I am now able to move on with my life and finally finish my schooling. No matter what the outcome was going to be it was never going to change this review. James is the best and stayed true to his word. He fought for me to the very end like he said he would. Twice!! I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer. Thank you again James!
I never had a lawyer, I was looking for one so that I can start my law suit. I could of did it before but I didn't know. People were telling me that it was to late,so I didn't try. I was just wondering if you would like to help me with this case. I was in a car accident with a police officer. I don't know if he crash into the truck or the trucked crash into us. He wouldn't let me know. I was hurt very badly and they did nothing about it. It was really scary because it happen at night very late,pitch black. The officer was knocked out for like 2-4 minutes because of the air bag. I was smelling the air bag and started coughing and couldn't breathe. I would like to know if you could help me start a case asap before its to late. Any info you need, I can help with.
From the moment I called the Katz and Phillips office I knew I was in contact with the right place! Never being in trouble before I was a nervous wreck as I was charged with a DUI. Mr. Phillips reassured me that everything was going to be okay! As It was he always returned my phone calls and answered any and ALL questions that I had about my case! My dui got dropped to a reckless driving without even taking it to trial! Mr. Phillip's is extremely knowledgeable and always on top of things! I couldn't be more happier with my decision on choosing the Katz and Phillips firm and HIGHLY recommend there firm. Again if you want someone who is reliable kind and provides amazing professionalism this is your guy! THANKS AGAIN MR. PHILLIPS!!!
Earlier this year I ran into some legal trouble concerning a felony charge. Being a respected business person in Orlando I was devastated thinking my career and good name were over. After being referred to James through a friend who was extremely pleased and reading his extensive credentials I made an appointment right away. After 10 minutes of talking with James everything seemed so much easier to handle and he was extremely knowledgable and diligent with that I needed to do every step of the way. Within months James was able to get my charges completely dropped and I can breathe again!
After facing a 2nd Dui I turned to Mr. Phillips. I am so happy with that decision. His expertise in the courtroom had even the judge shaking his head at the state and the case was dropped. I would highly recommend this lawyer! Thank you once again!
I was charged with my 2nd DUI in 5 years. I was ready to fight and go through a trial if I had to. It all happened before I moved away from the state, James told me I was ok to go and proceed with my life as usual, for he would go to court for me. When I first spoke to him, he said he would do his best and he would take it to a jury trial if he had to. He took care of everything until we had to go to a jury trial. I flew down for the trial, where he walked me through picking jurors for my trial and I was very happy with our decision. During the actual trial, he kept me on the loop of what was going on, he was extremely professional in court and fought hard for our great outcome. My case was dropped and everything is now over. I could not have been happier and I owe it all to him. If you need an amazing lawyer, who will do anything in his power to defend you, then you should pick James Phillips and his firm.
All started with the worst night of my life, I was speeding after going out of a club (stupid on my part) and a police officer pulled me over. Of course that he noticed the club wrist band on my hand, and immediately asked me to step out of the car to perform sobriety tests. After a couple of minutes and several exercises, I was put under arrest for DUI and reckless driving. Being my first time ever (and hopefully the last) in this kind of trouble with the law, I was SUPER nervous and didn't know what was going to happen with my future..... But I thank God for guiding me to Mr. Phillips, as soon as my interview with him ended I knew that this was the lawyer and team that I wanted to represent me in this difficult situation. After 3 months of negotiations and motions, we were in Trial and the way Mr. Phillips and his team fought for me was admirable and amazing! I was charged with reckless driving (mainly because I was going 95 miles/hr on a 45 miles zone) but MOST importantly was found NOT guilty of the DUI with NO jail time, when I thought that there was not a chance for me!
Now I can go on with my life, and leave all this behind. Thank you James for preparing so well for my case, and for fighting for me like I was family. I would recommend Mr. Phillips anytime, you can trust him.
I had the unfortunate incident of getting a DUI, and another charge. I have never been in trouble, with the law, in my life! I was scared, and I (personally) felt like the circumstances surrounding my arrest were wrong and unjustified! I hired an attorney,prior to Mr. Phillips, because I did not want to accept the diversion plan that was offered to me. This attorney knew from day one that I was not interested in the diversion program, and that I planned to take it to trial if I had to. Needless to say, he called me at 8:30 at night and told me that I should go and sign the contract for the diversion program, in the morning. I lost all faith in him! He obviously didn't care what was important to ME! I did a some research and called Katz and Phillips. Mr. Phillips answered the phone and took the time to speak with me about my case. He did tell me that he recommends first time offenders to take the diversion program because it is a sure bet. Once you have completed the program your record will be free and clear. He made it clear to me that if we took it to trial it could go either way, but if I wanted to fight, he was more than willing to fight! I told him I wanted to fight it. I knew it could go either way, but I was willing to accept that. After going to his office to meet him face to face, and speaking with him again, I knew for sure that he was the man that I wanted defending me! AND....Boy did he!!! He was, absolutely, incredible!!! He listened to what I had to say and, most importantly, he fought hard for me! He got both of my charges dropped before we ever went to court!!! I couldn't be more thrilled, and couldn't have asked for a better outcome!!! Mr. Phillips is highly skilled and on top of his game! If you ever need a DUI attorney and you want the BEST, then look no further! He is the man! I will never be naive enough,again, to believe that ANY encounter with law enforcement is casual or innocent! If I ever have an encounter in the future, which I pray I don't, the ONLY words that will come out of my mouth are, "I want to speak to my attorney James Phillips!"
Best decision I ever made for legal representation!
Charged with my 2nd DUI in 5 years. Scared to death what I was facing. Mr Phillips responded to my internet inquiry almost immediately. Formal review was successful. I never lost my ability to drive.
His assistance with the Jury selection was excellent.
Even though the judge ruled against my favor every single chance he had, Mr Phillips maintained his level of excellence in proving the arresting deputies weren't competent in their DUI investigation.
I was very proud of him for the way he made the Prosecution look incompetent in camparison.
I can not emphasize enough how well Mr Phillips conducted himself with a knowledgeable professionalism. I could not have done it without him. I tip my hat to him. He gave me my life back for a chance I will never take for granted.
Been sober for 6 months now and I never been more happy to be alive and breathing "free" air.
Ive had several lawyers for various reasons along the way. Mr Phillips is by far and away the best representation I ever had. His services were worth every penny and then some...
Thank you again James for my 2nd chance!
I was arrested for my second DUi , four months ago . We attended the Suppression hearing yesterday , I thought it went very well. James called me this afternoon to tell the motion had been suppressed and there would be no trial.
I would have no hesitation in recommending James D Phillips , he has been a life saver for myself and family , now i can get my life back on track.