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Timothy Murphy Phillips

Timothy Murphy Phillips

also known as Tim Phillips

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Civil Rights, Criminal Defense

About Me

Since passing the California bar exam in 2008, I’ve represented dozens of employees in cases involving discrimination, sexual harassment, unpaid wages, or unlawful retaliation. I’ve also taken on several excessive force cases against police officers. In addition, I’ve brought cases on behalf of people who requested public records but didn’t receive them. I’ve also represented many people in misdemeanor criminal cases. 


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Civil Rights: 45%
  2. Employment & Labor: 45%
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Robert Michael Flynn

    Tim is a passionate, smart, and resourceful attorney, dedicated to police accountability, and human rights.


    Robert Flynn Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Joshua R. Williams, PLLC
Minneapolis, MN



MNAuthorized to practice201006/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Outstanding Performance in Multiple ClinicsCivil Justice Clinic2008
Pro Bono Publico AwardPublic Interest Clearinghouse2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Joshua R. Williams, PLLC2012 - Present
AttorneyLockridge Grindal Nauen, PLLP2012 - 2012
AttorneyAlbert G. Stoll, Jr. | A Law Corporation2011 - 2012
AttorneyErlich Law Firm2009 - 2011


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
National Police Accountability ProjectMember2012 - Present
National Lawyers Guild (San Francisco chapter)Executive Board2010 - 2012

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
People of the State of California vs. B.G.Case dismissed due to insufficient evidence
AFS Assignee of Washington Mutual Bank K vs. M.B.Default judgment set aside and case dismissed
Christopher Hanson vs. Swank Audio VisualsSettled for $80,000

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Publication NameTitleDate
Guild NotesARC training sparks imagination and action2009


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawPublic Interest LawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of Minnesota, MorrisPolitical Science, PhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2004

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Direct Action and Affinity Group TrainingLegal Observer Training2010