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Robert Derrick Phillips Jr

also known as Bo Phillips

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Practice Areas


  1. Class Action: 40%
  2. Advertising: 20%
  3. Unfair Business Practice: 20%
  4. Unfair Competition: 20%

Attorney Endorsements

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  • Michael Hassen

    Bo is a top-notch lawyer, combining a keen intellect with superior writing skills.


    Michael Hassen Class Action Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Reed Smith

101 Second Street
Suite 1800
San Francisco, CA, 94105



Professional Misconduct

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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding partnerFleming & Phillips LLP1998 - 2004
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationChairmanN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Clark v. National WesternCalifornia Supreme Court affirmed trial court
Yokoyama v. Midland National LifeDefeated certification in District Court; 9th Circuit reversed and remanded.
Olsen v. North American CompanyAppeals court reversed $9million verdict for plaintiff and directed entry of judgment in favor of defendant.
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Publication NameTitleDate
American Bar AssocationA Practitioner's Guide to Class Actions2010
The Brief (ABA)Index Annuity Litigation: Issues and Trends2010
The Brief (ABA)How Do Courts Calculate Attorneys' Fees?2009
Defense Research Institute (DRI)Essentials of Life Insurance Products2008
American Conference Institute publicationEthical Issues in Settling Class Actions2007
UnknownDeferred Fixed Annuities: Class Action Litigation2006
Legal WeekA fair proposition2005
Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Law JournalEthical Issues in the Settlement of Complex Litigation2005
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duke University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Davidson CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
ABA TIPS Midwinter CLE meetingLife Insurance Class Actions Update2011
Lorman CLE Teleconference on EthicsEthical Issues in Settlement Negotiations2010
Bridgeport Conference on Class ActionsTrial Strategies in Class Actions2009
Bridgeport CLE Conference on Class ActionsDefense Strategies in Class Action Trials2009
ALI-ABA Conference on Financial ServicesClass Action Litigation Update2008
American Conference Institute - Class ActionsSettlement Strategies in Consumer Class Actions2007
ABA TIPS Life Insurance Midwinter MeetingSenior Sales Annuity Class Actions2007
Lorman CLE TeleconferenceEvidence in the 21st Century: New Rules for Retention, Preservation and Discovery2006
Lorman CLE Seminar, SacramentoCovenants Not to Compete2006
Reed Smith LLP, Client CLE SeminarSection 17200 Litigation After Prop 642006
Lorman CLE Program, OaklandSection 17200 Litigation: Has Proposition 64 Changed Everything?2005
ABA-AIA Conference on Insurance LitigationDocument Preservation and E-Discovery2005
ABA TIPS Teleconference CLE ProgramE-Discovery and Document Retention after Zubulake V2005
Reed Smith LLP Client CLE seminarsHas the Monster Been Tamed? California’s Proposition 642005
ABA TIPS Life Insurance Midwinter CLE MeetingElectronic Discovery: What Every Litigator Needs to Know2005
ABA TIPS Life Insurance Midwinter CLE MeetingEthical Issues in Class Actions and Complex Litigation2005
Lorman CLE Seminar, SacramentoBad Faith Litigation in California2004
ACI National Conference, BostonEffective Mediation in Disability Litigation2004
Lorman CLE Seminar, SacramentoTrade Secrets and Covenants Not to Compete2003
ABA Annual Meeting, San FranciscoCorporate Compliance with Electronic Discovery Obligations2003