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Arnold F. Phillips

Criminal defense Attorney at Mc Henry, MD

5.0   14 reviews
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  • State Years
    West Virginia - WV 26 years
    Maryland - MD 29 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 12 years
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State WV
    Acquired 1998
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2012
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Arnold

Learn Arnold’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Drug charges | Fraud | White collar | Assault | Theft | Robbery | Burglary | Arson | Kidnapping | Violent crime | Controlled dangerous substances | Speeding & traffic tickets | DUIs | Call now for a free consultation.

  2. Car accident
    If you have been injured through no fault of your own and due to someone else's negligence in a motor vehicle accident, you need to call Attorney Phillips immediately for a free case evaluation.

  3. Personal injury
    Arnold F. Phillips is an experienced personal injury attorney who uses his knowledge and experience of the law to help his clients negotiate the legal system in an efficient manner. Call now for a free consultation.

  4. Wrongful death
    If you have lost someone due to someone else's negligence, you are probably emotionally devastated and thoroughly confused. Give Attorney Phillips a call today for a consultation on your case.

  5. Brain injury
    We cannot accept every case that people consult with us about, but we never charge for giving advice and for consulting with you regarding your claim.

  6. Motorcycle accident
    In 2010, 4,502 motorcyclists were killed in traffic accidents in the U.S., a slight increase from the 4,469 in 2009. In addition, over 83,000 motorcyclists were injured.

  7. Oil and gas
    Attorney Phillips has decades of experience working in oil and gas law.


Arnold F. Phillips is an experienced attorney who uses his knowledge and experience of the law to help his clients negotiate the legal system in an efficient manner.

His goals are to accomplish the goals of his clients, while not wasting his clients’ time, effort, and money on activities that do not promote the goals of his clients. He often works with opposing attorneys to work out an agreement that promotes the interest of his clients rather than forcing expensive litigation. When it becomes apparent that it will not be possible to come to a resolution conducive to the interest of his clients, Attorney Phillips becomes a fierce litigator! He has won many civil and jury trials over his 15 year career.

Attorney Phillips is currently licensed to practice law in the States of Maryland and West Virginia. He has tried civil, criminal and jury cases in both States. He is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States of America, and in both Maryland and West Virginia Federal Courts. He has practiced law since 1994, concentrating his practice in Western Maryland and Northeastern portions of West Virginia.

Attorney Phillips has experience in civil trials before District, Circuit and Magistrate Judges, and has also won many jury trials in District and Circuit Courts. He has won six figure verdicts in Circuit Court and settled cases that have involved multimillion dollar payouts. Arnold has served as the President of the Garrett County Bar Association in the years of 2006 and 2007 and President Elect for the year of 2005. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Maryland State Bar Association and the West Virginia Bar Association.

Born September 23, 1963 in Prince Georges County, Maryland, Arnold spent his childhood in Wheaton, Maryland. He moved to Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia during his adolescence. Upon graduation from Jefferson County High School, Arnold attended West Virginia University, in Morgantown, West Virginia where he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Business management in four years.

After graduating from West Virginia University, Arnold worked for and managed several whitewater rafting outfitters giving him a unique perspective by interacting with clients from all over the world. Arnold spent two winters working for a rafting company in Queenstown, New Zealand, which further diversified his experiences. Arnold later managed a company named Whitewater Classic located at Deep Creek Lake in Garrett County, Maryland and found a beautiful unspoiled area that he would later call his permanent residence.

Arnold attended West Virginia University, without any financial help from his family. He financed his education by working during the year and summer and with educational loans. In 1994 he graduated from West Virginia University College of Law and the same year he passed the Maryland Bar Exam in his first attempt. The following year, Arnold passed the West Virginia Bar exam on his first attempt.

Arnold lives near Deep Creek Lake, Maryland with his wife and children. He enjoys spending considerable time with his family and coaches his youngest daughter in soccer. He is extremely active in sports. In the winter you can often find him on the local ski slopes and in his kayak or wave runners, or on the golf course, rain or shine, in the summer. He believes that a balanced lifestyle helps give him the energy and open mind needed to tackle his clients’ largest legal problems.


Law Office of Phillips, & Allen P.A.
Law Office of Phillips, Worthington & Allen P.A.
68 East Main Street
Frostburg, MD, 21532
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Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
I was recently charged with a DUI in Maryland. My questions and concerns were heightened even more, as I am an out of state resident (WV), and did not know what to do. Mr. Phillips is excellent. I was able to pay a $300 fine and complete online courses, thus, not serving anytime in jail. I would recommend him to anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation. All around professional, caring, accessible and informative.
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Posted by Jack | December 7, 2023
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Fantastic BUI Attorney!
After being charged with a boating under the influence charge with a .07 breathalyzer reading, I was told by the magistrate I could face potential jail time. Hiring Arnie was the best thing I could have ever done! He worked tirelessly to find issues with the DNR's statement, the sobriety test results and the overall charges. Ultimately all charges were dropped! He truly works hard for his clients. I wouldn't recommend anyone else!
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Posted by Brian | July 14, 2023
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Great attorney!
I was charged with felonies and ended up with a minor traffic ticket. This man will fight for you tooth and nail. Would recommend to anyone that needs professional help!
Posted by Tyler | March 22, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely Outstanding!
Arnie is a very professional and personable lawyer and is more than fair. He takes the time to put actual effort into your case and works extremely proficiently. He is very kind, honest, and knowledgeable and diligenty works to get the best possible outcome. I highly reccomend Mr. Phillip's as a lawyer and would most certainly hire him again!
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Posted by Alyssa | January 7, 2021
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Excellent Lawyer!
I had an out of state legal matter over 10yrs old (including warrants) that needed resolution, so needless to say I was terrfied. Not only was communication clear and fees fair, but thanks to Mr. Phillips council, the ruling turned out better than I could've imagined. He even assisted with paying the fine in person, due to living out of state. If you are in need of an understanding and excellent lawyer, Arnold Phillips is the one for the job.
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Posted by Christopher | December 14, 2020
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Arnold Phillips is an effective lawyer. Very responsive and knows the system and players well in his region.
I hired Arnold Phillips to defend me in a misdemeanor case. He and his paralegal staff were very supportive and responsive. He's a good strategist and has helpful relationships that he was able to tap into. Ultimately my case was dismissed and now he's helping me expunge it from my record. My wife and I highly recommend hiring him.
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Posted by Tyler | January 21, 2020
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I had a court case in the small city of Cumberland, MD, from when I lived there and had moved to Texas. During that time, I missed a hearing and the mail didn’t transfer and a warrant was issued. Upon realizing this I went through the normal emotions of scared, upset, angry at myself and the system but mainly myself. I realized I was in a bad spot and needed someone who wasn’t just a “good ol boy” back in their club in Cumberland like 99.9% of their attorneys back there who hang out with the states prosecutors and judges, and take the easy route. After all, this was my life and my future at stake here. I CANNOT express to you how many “free consultations” I took advantage of from attorneys in Cumberland, all the way to Frederick, Baltimore, DC, etc. even those that said they “specialized in criminal, warrant, and probation, etc”. After calling no less than (no exaggeration here) 25-30 attorneys, I was ready to accept defeat and hire an attorney and face the music as this is what they all told me that I was guilty and the best they could do was argue my sentencing down as minimal as possible. I hopped on here and found Arnold Phillips out of Garrett County, MD. I decided it couldn’t hurt to make one last call, and this was the best call I’ve ever made in my life. Mr. Phillips was asking me questions during this consultation NO one else did, and suggested a path that wasn’t the least resistance but that would actually benefit me. There were lawyers that wouldn’t even return my calls that I almost hired numerous times who I guess just shrugged me off. NOT Phillips. When I tell you this man answered me day and night within minutes, I’m not kidding you. He probably got sick of me. And every time I lost confidence, he was there telling WE had this, not I. I really felt like it was both of us in this situation and I knew him for years (never met him previously as I lived in Texas). He had me get documents to support what I was saying and read them and even had me take out parts (told me he was paying a lot of attention). Finally, came the hearing. The states attorney wanted blood, as I was an out of towner and not part of their club. Phillips always remained calm and collected and reassured me, keep focusing on what I’ve done right. I’ve unfortunately had to hire 2 other lawyers in my lifetime. I’ve yet to see ANY attorney argue and present facts and data and be so well prepared and argumentative on someone’s behalf as he did for me. Even before my trial. I watched 7 other attorneys help their clients, and none of them went like mine did and I was facing significantly more consequences than these other ones. Mr. Phillips not ONLY got me out of what seemed like imminent incarceration, without a shadow of a doubt, but I got ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. No fines, no probation extension, no community service, no jail time, no NOTHING. Not only did he erase my probation, they CLOSED IT that day. That wasn’t even an option according to EVERY single attorney I’ve ever talked to. He knows every single prosecutor, and judge, in this area, but he doesn’t use that to make a quick buck and get in and out of court, he used those relationships to MY advantage. No one in my family or friends could have expected this and I firmly believe had I hired anyone else, this would not have been the outcome, not even close. I owe the rest of my life forever grateful for having Phillips on my side. His retainer and fees were not only reasonable and fair and average, but what he did for me from the time I hired him until the hearing, (about 3-4 months), was worth at the very least thousands upon thousands of dollars if there’s even a price you could put on it. If you need any help, please for your own future, stop looking and call Mr. Phillips, and tell him you saw this review and the guy from Texas sent you! Let him send you home free!! P.S, this man even answered my questions on Thanksgiving when I only emailed him to ask to call me after Holiday
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Posted by GXS | October 23, 2016
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The lawyer you can really trust
My son had a case against him in other state and away from home. At first, It was very difficult for us to decide to chose big city lawyers or local lawyers. I searched different lawyers from Mc Henry, Cumberland, Hagerstown, Frederick and all the way to Baltimore and talked with many lawyers. After talked with Arnold, I immediately felt comfortable and willing to give the case to Mr. Arnold. Mr. Arnold is very patient, experienced and knowledgeable. He was very helpful and resolved the case toward our satisfaction. I learned that his office is one of the biggest and best lawyer firms in Garret County. He and his office are definitely the best choice if you need a lawyer in local area.
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Posted by Kerry | June 18, 2015
I was so impressed with the way Mr. Phillips handled a legal matter for one of my friends. I knew I had to hire him to look at a legal matter of my own. The rates for the work he did were reasonable. I appreciated that he explained everything very patiently. Thankful!
Posted by Kerry | June 18, 2015
My "case" was not a very big "case". I never went to court. However, the rates were reasonable for the work done. All my questions were answered. I was so impressed with the way Mr. Phillips handled a case of my friend's that I just had to have him look at a legal matter for us. This is how I came to use Mr.Phillips as a lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2015
Highly Recommend!
Mr. Phillips was helpful from the very first phone call. He explained everything thoroughly, always answered any questions I had, and was always available. He is very knowledgeable, reliable, fair, and goes out of his way to help. He was honest with all the facts and did all he could to make the court process as painless as possible for my son. He ended up not having to go to court. I don't know what I would have done without him and I highly recommend his services!
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Posted by Kenny | January 12, 2015
Awesome Lawyer! !
I've had the pleasure of working with Mr. Phillips on two occasions. I couldn't get him to commit to the case I wanted him to, but I'm sure he has legitimate reasoning for that decision. I'm extensively glad to have contact with Mr. Phillips. Thanks for reading.
Posted by wanda | November 12, 2014
always helpful
Mr. Phillips always answers any questions i have even today and it has been 10 years since my case was in court. He is very reliable, helpful, and goes out of his way to help. He has helped everyone in my family in different types of cases. I dont know what i would have done without him over the past couple years.
Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2014
great lawyer and great person
I don't know what we would have done without Mr. Phillip's help. He was there to answer all our questions whenever we called, and met with us in person. He led us through a criminal case smoothly, with a good outcome. Not only that, but he was a pleasure to be with, and made a painful process somehow pleasant.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Phillips & worthington PA
  • 1995 - Present


  • West Virginia University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • West Virginia University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Miller v. Richardson
  • $25,000+ in Judgments


  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Garrett County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2006 - 2007

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017


  • Maryland Mineral Title Act
  • Wrote original version of the Maryland Mineral Title act
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • maryland Assembly
  • Mineral Title Act testimony before the maryland Assembly
  • 2010

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Mc Henry Criminal defense Lawyer Arnold F. Phillips
Arnold F. Phillips
Criminal defense Attorney
Mc Henry, MD
Licensed for 29 years
Free Consultation