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John Wentworth Phillips

John Wentworth Phillips

Practice areas:

Defective and Dangerous Products, Class Action, Copyright Infringement, Appeals

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About Me

Phillips Law Group represents individuals and companies in litigation and trials. Our focus in recent years has been consumer class actions and intellectual property. To read about the full range of our work, please visit our website at


Languages Spoken: French

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1981

  1. Defective and Dangerous Products: 40%
    30 years, 25 cases
  2. Class Action: 30%
    25 years, 15 cases
  3. Copyright Infringement: 20%
    20 years, 10 cases
  4. Appeals: 10%
    35 years, 25 cases

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

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    John Phillips is perhaps the single most persuasive advocate that I have worked with or watched argue. He has an impressive ability synthesize complex issues and tailor his presentation to his audience - no matter who that audience is. As a team leader, I have found that he raises the level of work of those around him.


    Ari Brown Class Action Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known John for over 22 years and have worked with him during most of that time, including over 15 years in the litigation department at Heller Ehrman, one of the largest law firms in the United States, where we both worked. Based on all of my years of experience working John and my experience working with hundreds of other lawyers, I can endorse John as one of the best litigators and trial lawyers I know.


    John Geyman Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Phillips Law Group

315 Fifth Avenue South Suite 1000
Seattle, WA, 98104




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Washington Super Lawyer RecognitionN/A2007
AV Preeminent rating by Martindale and HubbellMartindale and Hubbell2007
Washington Super Lawyer RecognitionN/A2006
Washington Super Lawyer RecognitionN/A2005
Washington Super Lawyer RecognitionN/A2004
Washington Super Lawyer RecognitionN/A2003
Washington Super Lawyer RecognitionN/A2002
Featured in Litigation Departments of the YearN/A2002
Heller Ehrman's Guggenhime Pro Bono awardHeller Ehrman Guggenhime1990

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ManagerPhillips Law Group, PLLC2004 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorStanford Law School1994 - 1994
ShareholderHeller Ehrman1988 - Present
PartnerWickwire Goldmark and Schorr1982 - 1988


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Legal Foundation of WashingtonBoard member2003 - 2004
Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington chapter)Committee member1984 - 2007
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
Litigation and Resolution of Class ActionsEmerging Litigation over Food2003
16th Annual Goldmark Award LuncheonSpeech Honoring Judge William Dwyer2002
Litigation & Resolution of Complex Class ActionsSocial Cost Suits1999
Environmental and Land Use Law NewsletterWashington Supreme Court's MTCA Decision1997


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stanford Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Colgate UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1976

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Franchise Law in WashingtonAntitrust implications of franchise relationship2007
Litigation and Resolution of Complex Class ActionsLitigation of mass tort class actions2005
Litigation and Resolution of Complex Class ActionsLitigation of mass tort class actions2003
Litigation and Resolution of Complex Class Actionslitigating mass tort class actions2000
Litigation of Resolution of Complex Class ActionsLitigation of mass tort class actions1999
WSBA Litigation Section Mid-Year meetingLitigation1993