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Carlin John Phillips

Personal injury Attorney at N. Dartmouth, MA

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1992
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    All personal injury cases including car and truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicylce accidents, dog bite cases, wrongful death, constructon site accidents and child injuries. Estimate of over 500 cases and claims handled.

    30 years, 500 cases

  2. Class action
    Pursuing consumer law and wage and hour class actions in both state and federal court. Estimate of 40 plus cases and claims handled.

    25 years, 40 cases

  3. Consumer protection
    Represent consumers in claims for unfair and deceptive acts and practices by corporations and other businesses. Pursue consumer rights and remedies under Massachusetts' consumer protection law, Chapter 93A. Estimate of over 75 cases and claims handled.

    25 years, 75 cases

  4. Insurance
    Represent consumers and policy holders, individually and in class action cases, against insurance companies for the wrongful denial or reduction of insurance benefits. Estimate of over 50 cases and claims handled.

    25 years, 50 cases

I grew up in a big family with seven kids. We did not have a lot of money. When I became a lawyer, I quickly realized that there were too many lawyers for insurance companies and Big Corporations and not enough lawyers fighting for the hard working people I knew and grew up with. I decided very early in my career to use my energy as a lawyer to give regular people and small business owners a voice by telling their stories in court

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Phillips & Garcia P.C.
13 Ventura Drive
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Posted by Rita | September 3, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consumer Rights / Class Action
Carlin is extremely knowledgeable in the areas of sales agreements, consumer rights, breach of contract and manufacturing / vendor / customer / supply chain tort. He has a genuine interest in helping people. His attention to detail is high, making you feel assured that all legal matters are done with the upmost quality. He is extremely seasoned in the legal process, with a genuine knowledge of the court system. He encourages you to ask questions to better provide legal assistance, and his staff are very helpful too. Highly recommend!
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Posted by Stephen | July 23, 2015
Fantastic Attorney
I have worked with Carlin Phillips, and have referred him cases, over the last 20 years. I can unequivocally say that he is one of the brightest and most conscientious lawyers I have had the pleasure to work with and to work with clients I have referred. He has taken on some of the largest law firms in the Country, and has come out on top.
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Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Suffolk Law School
  • 2016 - Present
  • Founding Partner
  • Phillips & Garcia, P.C.
  • 1997 - Present
  • Owner
  • Carlin J. Phillips, Esq.
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Associate
  • O'Brien Law Office
  • 1994 - 1996
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  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • 2000
  • New England School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Assumption College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Legal Cases

  • A&W Maintenance, Inc. v. First Mercury Ins. Co.
  • Insurance denial overturned by federal court judge after trial of the case to the judge on a "case stated" basis.
  • Mello v. Town of Dighton, C.A. No. (Bristol Cty. Sup Ct.)
  • Verdict
  • Dick v. Cerner Corporation, et al, C.A. No. 4:2011cv00468 (FDCT W.D. Missouri)
  • Settled/Court Approval
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  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Massachusetts Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Pocket Legal Guides
  • The Original Pocket Legal Guide to Massachusetts Wage and Hour Laws
  • 2016
  • Pocket Legal Guides
  • The Original Pocket Legal Guide to Massachusetts Automobile Accident Law, Injuries, and Claims
  • 2015
  • Phillips & Garcia, P.C.
  • Bitten: Your Rights When A Dog Bites
  • 2012
  • Word Association Publishers
  • Massachusetts Auto Accidents: The 5 Biggest Mistakes Massachusetts Consumers Make When Buying Car Insurance
  • 2010
  • Word Association Publishers
  • The Ultimate Provider's Guide to Silent PPOs: How You Can Maximize Reimbursement From Insurance Companies and Protect Your Practice's Bottom Line
  • 2010
  • Phillips & Garcia, P.C.
  • Foreclosure Lock-Outs and Trash-Outs: A Free Guide to Your Consumer Rights
  • 2010
  • Phillips & Garcia, P.C.
  • Wrongful Foreclosures and Home Seizures: 5 Steps You Can Take to Stop a Wrongful Home Foreclosure or Seizure
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • American Bar Association
  • Trial Instructor/Coach - Tokyo Rose: The Treason Trial of Iva Toguri D'Aquino
  • 2012
  • American Bar Association
  • Trial Instructor/Coach - Louis Riel Treason Trial: Traitor, Patriot or Insane?
  • 2011
  • American Bar Association
  • Trial Instructor/Coach - Brainwashing or Bank Robbery: The Retrial of Patty Hearst
  • 2010
  • American Bar Association
  • Trial Instructor/Coach - Insanity Trial of Mrs. Abraham Lincoln
  • 2009
  • American Bar Association
  • Trial Instrcutor/Coach - Murder at Madison Square Garden: The High-Tech Trial of Millionaire Harry Shaw For Shooting Architect Stanford White
  • 2008
  • American Bar Association
  • Trial Instructor/Coach - Terror in San Francisco: The 1916 Preparednes Day Bombing Trial
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (3)
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Personal injury Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the privilege of associating with Carlin on a case in Arkansas that lasted a number of years and resulted in a great outcome for our client. Carlin is an awesome trial lawyer. He is dedicated, passionate, and honest. He was always over prepared, has excellent trial skills, drafting skills, and amazing attention to detail and was a major asset on our case. I would HIGHLY recommend hiring or associating with Carlin because he brings so much talent and value to the case!"
Consumer protection Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carlin is a talented advocate who is constantly honing his craft as a trial attorney. He regularly achieves excellent results for his litigation clients. Carlin's clients also benefit from the practical and thoughtful manner in which he serves as their trusted advisor."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Carlin is a talented and extremely creative litigator, but can also relate to clients in a down-to-earth manner. His history of success speaks for itself."
Consumer protection Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the honor of working with Carlin on a few matters and was impressed by his level of commitment to his clients. He was knowledgeable, hard working and very driven. Anyone who becomes Mr. Phillips client will be well served."
Class action Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Phillips is always prepared for his cases and is a creative problem solver."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Class action Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Carlin Phillips is an exceptional trial attorney. He is dedicated to his craft and always interested in learning more to be the very best at what he does. He is an outstanding consumer rights class action lawyer. I wholeheartedly recommend him and his firm."
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N. Dartmouth Personal injury Lawyer Carlin John Phillips
Carlin John Phillips
Personal injury Attorney
N. Dartmouth, MA
Licensed for 30 years