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Douglas Stewart Phillips

Douglas Stewart Phillips

Practice areas:

Appeals, Real Estate, Litigation, State, Local And Municipal Law

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About Me

I am a partner in the Litigation practice group of Best Best & Krieger LLP's Indian Wells office and have been a resident of the Coachella Valley for more than 30 years.  I have extensive experience in all areas of civil litigation and appellate law and have handled numerous superior court and appellate court matters.  I have also represented public agencies and private parties in all types of municipal litigation.  I am currently deputy city attorney for the City of Palm Desert and represent the City of Indian Wells in litigation matters.  I have provided legal services to the cities of Indio, Rancho Mirage, Desert Hot Springs, Needles, Cathedral City, and Coachella.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. State, Local And Municipal Law: 25%
    38 years
  2. Litigation: 25%
    38 years
  3. Real Estate: 25%
    38 years
  4. Appeals: 25%
    38 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • G. Henry Welles

    Doug is an excellent lawyer


    G. Welles Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Best Best & Krieger, Attorneys at Law

74-760 Highway 111
Suite 200
Indian Wells, CA, 92210




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top 70 Lawyers in Coachella ValleyPalm Springs Life Magazine2014

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBest Best & Krieger, Attorneys at Law1986 - Present
Appellate Law ProfessorChapman University1983 - Present
PartnerErwin, Andelson & Eldred1983 - 1986
AssociateErwin, Andelson & Eldred1977 - 1983
ClerkErwin, Andelson & Eldred1976 - 1977


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
Riverside County Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
Desert Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1977 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Syracuse UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1973

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Riverside County Bar Association, Appellate Law SectionWrits and Appeals2011
The Complete Appeal ConferenceAppeal Strategies From Start To Finish2009
Desert Bar Association, Family Law SectionFamily Law Appeals2008