Skip to main content
Philip Damian Mccarthy

Philip Damian Mccarthy

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Licensing, Domestic Violence, White Collar Crime… more 

About Me

Mr.McCarthy has represented individuals charged with misdemeanors and felonies in thousands of cases over 20 years time. I have handled a broad range of charges including vandalism, computer crimes, petty theft, DUI, sex crimes and a variety of other charges.  


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

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



Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Alec Scott Rose

    Mr. McCarthy is an intelligent, well-respected, and zealous advocate. He is a rare combination of a lawyer who is an effective advocate and a very likeable person all at once.


    Alec Rose DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Richard Thomas Dudek

    I endorse this lawyer's work. One of the brightest lawyers in the Sacramento Area. Unique ability to get the best result/disposition for his clients. Very highly respected throughout the community with judges, prosecutors and the defense bar. He gets results.


    Richard Dudek Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

901 H St Ste 301
Sacramento, CA, 95814


WAAdministrative Suspension199005/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

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 CaliforniaN/A1998 - Present
Indigent Criminal Defense Panel Executive CommitteeCommittee Member1995 - 2000
State Bar of CaliforniaN/A1992 - Present
Sacramento County Bar AssociationN/A1992 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationN/A1992 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
California St Univ SacramentoN/AundergraduateN/A
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
ICDPMisdemeanor Defense Practice1998