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Mr.McCarthy has represented individuals charged with misdemeanors and felonies in thousands of cases over the last 20 years. Philip McCarthy has handled a broad range of charges including White Collar Crime, Professional License Defense, Computer Crimes, DUI, Drug Crimes and a variety of other charges.  


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    24 years, 1.92 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 35%
    24 years, 408 cases
  3. Licensing: 10%
    5 years, 5 cases
  4. Administrative Law: 5%
    5 years, 5 cases
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

14 total 

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  • Christopher Robert Martens

    I endorse this lawyer. He has the legal skills and practical experience needed to excel at Criminal Defense.


    Christopher Martens Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Philip. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

901 H St Ste 301
Sacramento, CA, 95814


WAAdministrative Suspension199001/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Distinguished Community PartnerFirst 5 Sacramento2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneySole Practitioner1992 - Present
AttorneySacramento County Public Defender's Office1992 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Better Business BureauAccredited Business2000 - Present
United States Eastern District of CaliforniaMember1998 - Present
Indigent Criminal Defense Panel Executive CommitteeCommittee Member1995 - 2000
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1992 - Present
Sacramento County Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember1992 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California State University, SacramentoN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Plea Bargaining ForumPlea Bargaining2014
Felony Trial TrainingMock Trial Training2013
ICDPMisdemeanor Defense Practice1998