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Philip G Sayles

Criminal defense Attorney at Newburgh, NY

4.9   46 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 3 years
    Washington - WA 17 years
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2020
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Philip

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Thank you for visiting my Avvo page. If you or a loved one are facing a criminal accusation in the Western Washington area, please call me and I will gladly discuss the issue with you. Having the proper legal representation is important, and it is a decision that can impact your life. Call or email me and we can work this issue out together.

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Location

Sayles Defense, PLLC
550 Stony Brook Court
Suite 4
Newburgh, NY, 12550

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Kaysha | January 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Phil got my case completely DISMISSED without having to go in front of the judge
At 30 years old, I’ve never needed a lawyer before, and wow do I feel thankful Phil Sayles was my first experience with a criminal defense lawyer. I was represented better than I could have ever imagined. My needs were put first and was treated as a friend rather than a number. My opinions were valued and my doubts were always reassured. My nerves were calmed and the process was always explained. Phil went above and beyond and did everything he could to ensure a great outcome. He was able to get my case completely dismissed before the arraignment. I never even had to see the judge face to face! I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer.
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Posted by Christina chacos | November 3, 2020
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Excellent lawyer and good man
Phil is such a fabulous attorney! He knows the law ! Besides being a highly skilled attorney, he's the best man and best pick out there . He's helped me with many crucial decesion's in my life as well , represented my son and helped him tremendously . God bless Phil and all his hard work in helping people . You could not ask for a better one . We love you Phil and thank you for all you do ! Chrissy
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Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2020
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Steve
Phil did a great job for me. He was able to guide me through a tough time. Very knowledgeable, affordable and genuine. I appreciate Phil being straight up. He said he could do something for me and over delivered. Getting me a better deal than he even told me he could. I truly appreciate what I gained working with Phil and letting him do his job in the best way he could.
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Posted by Stephanie | April 23, 2020
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Look no further!
If you're looking for an attorney who will fight tooth & nail for you or your loved ones best interest, Phil is the guy for the job. I hired him to represent my son & he went above & beyond to make sure that my son got the best deal possible. He kept me in the loop & he actually fights for his clients for the human beings that they are not the "criminals" that they are portrayed to be.
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Posted by jeannie | June 28, 2019
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trust Phil to get the best possible outcome for any legal situation
I met Phil about 4 years ago when my cousin got into some legal trouble. Phil took his case and due to not having a lot of money on hand Phil still took the case and let us make payments. my cousin ended up going to prison for the short time of a year and a day thanks to Phil, he was looking at several years if he relied on a public defender that is what he would have gotten. my cousin had to turn himself in for his sentencing and as hard as that was to do he did because of the extra miles Phil went for him. Phil not only let us make payments he saw that my cousin was trying to change his lifestyle and because of that, he refused to take the last payment that we owed. Phil is ruthless in the courtroom getting results that are the most beneficial to his clients. He puts in crazy hours sacrificing any kind of social or private life outside his practice. Phil is so dedicated to his cases he sometimes doesn't leave the office he has a mattress set up there for the nights he is hard at work and can't make it home to sleep. This is only one of the times I have had the pleasure of having Phil represent a member of my family. due to his amazing ability in the courtroom, i have begged him to represent my nephew on some driving cases in two courts in Washington but he was currently living and working in Texas. Phil was amazing he was able to get the courts to work around my nephews travels back and forth and kept the court appearances to a minimum, again when it came to getting paid he refused to take the final payments knowing my nephew had spent so much on the fines and flying back and forth for court. Phil is the most generous man that I have ever come across in the legal system. He is not about just making money he sees the good in his clients and understands the circumstances that lead people into his office seeking his help. He believes that people can change and gives them the help they need at the time they need it at his own expense. I am proud to say Phil's effort was not wasted on my nephew who is still living a clean and sober productive life in Texas, he completed his house arrest, and probation thanks to Phil he did no jail time and was able to keep his job and get his drivers license. Thank you, Phil, for being who you are and for believing that there is still good in people even when they have everything going against them.
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Posted by Matt Vogt | June 5, 2019
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THANK YOU LORD FOR PHIL SAYLES!!!!
When I first met with Mr. Sayles I was extremely overwhelmed and afraid about my future. I had just graduated from King County drug court for a number of felony charges only to find out that Snohomish County had decided to file 6 more. My wife was serving a 5 year sentence for related charges and our 2 teenage boys would be alone if I went away. After a 20 year battle with heroin & meth addiction and having spent a majority of the past 10 years incarcerated I thought I finally had my life back on track & that my legal issues were behind me. My situation was complicated and I faced a long time in prison if the case wasn't handled properly & by someone intimately familiar with the Snohomish County prosecutor's office. I was referred to Mr. Sayles by a previous client of his who was serving time in prison with my wife. She said that Mr. Sayles knew Snohomish County better than any defense attorney in the area and that he had successfully represented a number of her friends. Specifically she said that he was the best choice for negotiating a Family Sentencing Alternative (FOSA) which is exactly what Mr. Sayles did for me. He didn't just represent me, he called and checked up on how I was doing with treatment and staying sober. He answered my calls even if he was in court with another client (which is unheard of). He encouraged me to keep focused on recovery and to be a good dad. He talked to me about Jesus and how many of his clients who have been successful in changing their lives turned their life over to the Lord. I've worked with more than a dozen public defenders and private attorney's over the past 10 years and Phil Sayles is far and away the best. To top it all off he took $2,000 off the fee he had initially quoted when my case was resolved!!!! Thank you Phil for all your help and thank you Lord for Phil Sayles.
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Posted by Eli | March 7, 2019
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Phil did an outstanding job and Got me the best possible outcome
I met Phil About 7 years ago. He has repeatedly represented my whole family, He was always compassionate and easy to talk to. He leads with his heart and truly cares about his community and everyone in it. He is absolutely the best defense attorney around. If you want someone you can trust choose Phil. He fights hard to get you the best possible outcome. thank you Phil for everything you have done for not just myself but my family and friends as well.
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Posted by JJ | November 7, 2018
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Attorney review
Hiring Mr. Sayles was the best choice my family and myself made. He went above and beyond to provide the best defense possible for my son. Honestly, I can not imagine what the outcome would have been, had we not hired Mr. Sayles. He was informative, professional and was a great role model for my 18 year old son! I highly recommend his services!
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Posted by Jesslyn | August 21, 2018
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Amazing Lawyer
Philip was a very knowledgeable lawyer when it came to my DUI, there were no surprises and he was very well prepared. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs a trustworthy and thorough lawyer.
Posted by John | March 8, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best Criminal Defense Around!
Philip G. Sayles Is a truly magnificent lawyer and friends. He definatly went above and beyond for me on my case out of Marysville Municipal. He did everything he said he would do for me and more. If you need a great lawyer. Then you need to hire Phil!
Posted by Pam | December 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Dui
Does he work on DUI cases? We are desperately in need of an attorney. My son used him for criminal offenses and he did great. He had a long sentence that he could ood gotten and Phil got it drastically reduced. Her was recommended buy a lot of my sons friends. We would recommend him
Posted by Paul | May 19, 2017
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Just Cause
Phil worked wonders for me from the first day I met him. He was blunt and told me that we were going to do one of two things. Get the prosecutor to throw the case out, or win at trial . Long story short, day two of the trial we asked for dissmial and was granted the motion ! Although we won and the criminal case was over, I still had civil case and a Federal case pending . Phil worked along side my Federal attorney to get me the best deal worked out with the least amount of time for my crime. And then there was the civil case where Phil fought to retain all of my belongings that were seized , Filing all the proper papers and caselaw , I had to forefit some money that was taken , but I was awarded my vehicle back and all of my jewelry , cell phones etc . I Would recommend Phil to not just any or all persons , but to those who want to win there case because they know that there innocent and can work along with Phil and his investigative team to get to the core issues of the case and stay a free person . My money spent with Phil was , and still is the best money I have ever spent on representation . Not only did I gain a attorney , but also a good friend . I just wanted to in more then one way !! Thank You Phil !!!
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Posted by Carmelita | May 12, 2017
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Excellent
Phil Sayles has help my family to the max. He is kind and has a huge heart. With that he will still fight for your rights. My brother could have served a long time but instead Phil did what he does best. My brother still has to do time but far less than what he could have. Phil listens and does not judge. He is very professional and I would recommend him to anyone. God Bless!
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Posted by Jeremy | March 9, 2017
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Best attorney and all around good guy.
I hired Phillip Sayles after I had gotten my self in to some trouble and racked up quite a few felonies and was looking at 60- 120 months.. Phillip fought for me and worked with the prosecutor and got me down 20 months in prison and when I got out I had a misdemeanor charge pop up and he rode it out with me till the very end... by far the nicest guy and best attorney around
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Posted by Kelly | February 14, 2017
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Could not have gotten a better result
Phil took on the cases of both of my boys who were looking at some very serious charges and potential hard time. His relationship with the courts, with the boys, fast and thorough attention to the cases resulted in a very favorable and effective outcome. I recommend Phil to anyone who needs help regardless of the severity of their situation
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Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2016
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Best Lawyer in Washington State!!!
Got all my charges deferred, and in a timely fashion! He keeps the mood light with hit humor, while taking care of you in court. Phil is not only an amazing person, but a fantastic lawyer. He does his job, and he does it well! He will always be the one I will call if I ever get in a pinch!
Posted by Steve | October 18, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, straightforward, resourceful!
Mr. Sayles is a straight shooter - with information, recommendations and follow through. He truly cares for his clients and works with them to get the best possible outcome. He knows the system and the players in the area - with a very sound reputation himself. He is diligent, caring and tough when needed. An excellent team player with his clients and works in their best interest!
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Posted by Betty | July 29, 2016
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Phill Sayles
My attorney Phill Sayles did the best he could with the case I was involved in, he gave his 100% to making me feel like I wasn't forgotten I have never been in trouble before and he did well in explaining everything to me and getting me the best amount of time I got 17months on 3 class B felonies - he answered all my questions , he was helpful , caring , trusting and very professional .... In my perspective he cares for his clients and gives it his all in all his cases , I'm glad I picked him for an attorney, the work he put into my case changed my life and I am very thankful for him
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Posted by Delwin | June 21, 2016
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Best lawyer in the north end and on the overall
Mr/attorney Phil took the time to examine my case, he helps you and spend time for your case purely with the I will help you with the best of his abilities. Before he enter your case, he becomes a mentor to help you stay out of trouble. For his service and the time spent he should be charging a lot more but when a man cares more about helping money becomes less of an issue. Don't be afraid to trust Attorney Phil when he says I will take care of everything because he will. Just shut up and listen and he will take you out of any trouble!!! Attorney Phil so much love and appreciation for you. Thank you once again.
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Posted by S. G. | April 9, 2016
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Best Possible Result- Excellent Representation
I recently had to deal with a legal issue and didn't know where to turn or who I could trust for sound legal advice and representation. I hired and dismissed two lawyers before a friend told me to contact Phil Sayles. It was one of the best decisions I have made, Phil gave my case personal and detailed attention and was able to get my charges dismissed. He also helped me get through a difficult time in my life. My cases took me to a few different courts, and at each one, Phil was greeted and respected by attorneys and judges alike. It was very comforting to know I was being represented by a well respected, honest, and competent professional. What a change from my two prior hires. Above it all, Phil is a good person. I highly recommend Phil Sayles.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Sayles Defense, PLLC
  • 2023 - Present
  • Principal
  • The Sayles Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2013 - 2023
  • Principal
  • The Law Offices of Philip G. Sayles, PLLC
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Mount Saint Mary College
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Highline Community College
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Legal Intern
  • Todd Robinson & Assoc.
  • 2004 - 2004
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Education

  • The Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • State University of New York, College at Cortland
  • Undergraduate
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Several Domestic Violence Charges--State v. S.H.
  • Case Dismissed
  • Felony Drug and Gun Charges--State v. R.C.
  • Case Dismissed with Prejudice
  • Charge of Unlawful Possession of Firearm--State v. C.H.
  • Not Guilty
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Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Federal Bar Asssociation
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Washington Defender Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2007 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2006 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Kings County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - 2008
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2007 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Litigaon Awad
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (32)
Given (39)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Phil to anyone in need of a criminal defense lawyer. Phil's clients are well-served by his years of experience, his work ethic, and commitment to what he does. Phil also has a substantial trial experience. If you are looking for a lawyer who will go above and beyond to obtain a favorable outcome for your case, contact Phil."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Philip. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Phil is a consummate professional and always ready to fight for his clients!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Phil is an outstanding attorney who knows how to achieve the best results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Sayles is a very experienced and intelligent attorney. He is actually known as "the attorney other attorneys go to for legal advice." I confidently recommend and endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I first met Phil when we were both involved in a very complex felony case involving multiple co-defendants down in Pierce County. Phil impressed me as a fearless litigator who represented his client as if he was representing his own family. He has lots of trial experience and is not afraid to take on any case or anyone for that matter. He loves being a trial lawyer and goes that extra mile for his clients. I would definitely recommend Mr. Sayles."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Phil is a phenomenal litigator and a great member of our legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Phil Sayles is a take no prisoner criminal defense lawyer. He is smart and fights hard for his clients. Look out china shop and prosecution if Phil Sayles is on the defense. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Phil Sayles is a warrior. He is intelligent, passionate, and fearless in protecting the rights of accused people. He has tremendous trial experience, which makes him so adept at thinking on his feet and persuading a jury. His legal research and writing skills are excellent. I highly endorse Phil Sayles."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Phil Sayles works his cases hard and leaves no stone unturned in his aggressive defense of his client. He's a fierce and dogged advocate who reminds prosecutors to proceed with caution. Highly recommended."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Phil is a street fighter: He never stops looking for a way to win. He's like The Terminator: There is just no stopping him. He's the right guy to have on your side in a fight."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Phil is a smart, savvy lawyer. He is not afraid to take on tough cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Phil is a tough attorney who fights hard for his clients and gets good results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Phil works extremely hard for his clients. He is well versed in all aspects of criminal defense--a seasoned litigator."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Sayles is a great trial attorney. He is thorough and relentless. He is fearless when it comes to trial, which is not easy to find in a lawyer. His intelligence and dedication enable him to find outcomes for his clients that few others have the ability to do."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"If you are facing criminal prosecution in Snohomish County or King County, Phil Sayles is the attorney you should contact. When any of my clients, colleagues, or close associates need a referral for a serious felony offense, I send them to Phil. He is respected by both prosecutors and defense attorneys for his negotiating and trial skills. I respect him because I am sure he gives prosecutors nightmares and bad dreams."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Phil is one of the most tenacious criminal defense lawyers I know. He's also incredibly bright and clever. That's why I asked him to help me on an attempted murder case last year. Thanks to his insights and encouragement, I was able to resolve this extremely difficult case in a fashion that pleased my client. I would not hesitate to send a referral to Phil."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have observed Phil a number of times in court and can tell you that his tenacity and grasp of the legal issues has always been impressive. He is truly an excellent attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Phil is a gutsy lawyer who will give you the straight talk about your case. He is experienced in so many ways. I endorse this lawyer. Kris Jensen, JensenLegal.com"
Violent crime Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Phil is an aggressive trial attorney."
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Newburgh Criminal defense Lawyer Philip G Sayles
Philip G Sayles
Criminal defense Attorney
Newburgh, NY
Licensed for 17 years
Free Consultation