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John G Phillips

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Personal Injury

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1968

  1. Criminal Defense: 95%
    47 years, 6 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 5%
    47 years, 300 cases

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • James Nelson Dicks

    This attorney works very hard for the client and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney.


    James Dicks Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Domenic John Lombardo

    John "Jack" G. Phillips is highly regarded by judges, prosecutors, his peers, and especially his clients. In fact, he is widely considered to be one of the finest criminal defense lawyers in Southern California. I know him to be professional, honest, and one heck of a trial attorney. I heard that a juror compared Jack's cross examination to a chef peeling at an onion layer by layer. Incidentally, he won that case. I endorse this attorney.


    Domenic Lombardo Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

1010 2nd Ave #1840
San Diego, CA, 92101




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A2007
Best Lawyers in CaliforniaN/A2007
Best Lawyers in San DiegoN/A2007
Best LawyersN/A2007
AV RatedN/A2007
Los Angeles Area Best LawyersN/A2007
Super LawyersN/A2007

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Sole PractionerJohn G. Phillips, APC1970 - Present
Depty District AttorneySan Diego County District Attorney1968 - 1970


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Criminal Defense Lawyers ClubPast President1994 - 1994
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1982 - 2007
Criminal Defense Bar Association of San DiegoMember1982 - 2007
Criminal Defense Lawyers ClubMember1980 - 2007
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember1980 - 2007
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember1968 - 2007


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1967
Arizona State UniversityBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1964

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
San Diego State UniversityTechniques of Cross Examination2007
San Diego Defense Lawyers AssociationDriving Under the Influence2006
DUI Overview for AttorneysThe DUI Experience2006
San Diego Defense Lawyers ClubThe DUI Experience2004
San Diego Defense LawyersSubstance Abuse- Anatomy of a DUI2003