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John Michael Phillips

Personal injury Attorney at Jacksonville, FL

5.0   13 reviews

also known as John M. Phillips, B.C.S.


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About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    40%
    John is an award winning lawyer who handles cases where someone has been injured or killed- car or truck accidents, medical malpractice, product failure, premises liability, dog attacks, wrongful death, sports injuries, bicycle or motorcycle involved wrecks, school or government negligence and much more. We are licensed in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Go to http://www.floridajustice.com for details or email [email protected] Our firm also handle criminal defense and family law cases.

    23 years

  2. Wrongful death
    25%
    John is an award winning lawyer who handles cases where someone has been injured or killed- car or truck accidents, medical malpractice, product failure, premises liability, dog attacks, wrongful death, sports injuries, bicycle or motorcycle involved wrecks, school or government negligence and much more. We are licensed in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Go to http://www.floridajustice.com for details or email [email protected] Our firm also handle criminal defense and family law cases.

    23 years

  3. Car accident
    20%
    John is an award winning lawyer who handles cases where someone has been injured or killed- car or truck accidents, medical malpractice, product failure, premises liability, dog attacks, wrongful death, sports injuries, bicycle or motorcycle involved wrecks, school or government negligence and much more. We are licensed in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Go to http://www.floridajustice.com for details or email [email protected] Our firm also handle criminal defense and family law cases.

    23 years

  4. Brain injury
    5%
    John is an award winning lawyer who handles cases where someone has been injured or killed- car or truck accidents, medical malpractice, product failure, premises liability, dog attacks, wrongful death, sports injuries, bicycle or motorcycle involved wrecks, school or government negligence and much more. We are licensed in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Go to http://www.floridajustice.com for details or email [email protected] Our firm also handle criminal defense and family law cases.

    23 years

  5. Animal and dog bites
    1%
    John is an award winning lawyer who handles cases where someone has been injured or killed- car or truck accidents, medical malpractice, product failure, premises liability, dog attacks, wrongful death, sports injuries, bicycle or motorcycle involved wrecks, school or government negligence and much more. We are licensed in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Go to http://www.floridajustice.com for details or email [email protected] Our firm also handle criminal defense and family law cases.

    23 years

  6. Civil rights
    1%
    John is an award winning lawyer who handles cases where someone has been injured or killed- car or truck accidents, medical malpractice, product failure, premises liability, dog attacks, wrongful death, sports injuries, bicycle or motorcycle involved wrecks, school or government negligence and much more. We are licensed in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Go to http://www.floridajustice.com for details or email [email protected] Our firm also handle criminal defense and family law cases.

    23 years

  7. Criminal defense
    1%
    John is an award winning lawyer who handles cases where someone has been injured or killed- car or truck accidents, medical malpractice, product failure, premises liability, dog attacks, wrongful death, sports injuries, bicycle or motorcycle involved wrecks, school or government negligence and much more. We are licensed in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Go to http://www.floridajustice.com for details or email [email protected] Our firm also handle criminal defense and family law cases.

    23 years

  8. Defective and dangerous products
    1%
    John is an award winning lawyer who handles cases where someone has been injured or killed- car or truck accidents, medical malpractice, product failure, premises liability, dog attacks, wrongful death, sports injuries, bicycle or motorcycle involved wrecks, school or government negligence and much more. We are licensed in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Go to http://www.floridajustice.com for details or email [email protected] Our firm also handle criminal defense and family law cases.

    23 years

  9. Medical malpractice
    1%
    John is an award winning lawyer who handles cases where someone has been injured or killed- car or truck accidents, medical malpractice, product failure, premises liability, dog attacks, wrongful death, sports injuries, bicycle or motorcycle involved wrecks, school or government negligence and much more. We are licensed in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Go to http://www.floridajustice.com for details or email [email protected] Our firm also handle criminal defense and family law cases.

    23 years

  10. Motorcycle accident
    1%
    John is an award winning lawyer who handles cases where someone has been injured or killed- car or truck accidents, medical malpractice, product failure, premises liability, dog attacks, wrongful death, sports injuries, bicycle or motorcycle involved wrecks, school or government negligence and much more. We are licensed in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Go to http://www.floridajustice.com for details or email [email protected] Our firm also handle criminal defense and family law cases.

    23 years

  11. Slip and fall accident
    1%
    John is an award winning lawyer who handles cases where someone has been injured or killed- car or truck accidents, medical malpractice, product failure, premises liability, dog attacks, wrongful death, sports injuries, bicycle or motorcycle involved wrecks, school or government negligence and much more. We are licensed in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Go to http://www.floridajustice.com for details or email [email protected] Our firm also handle criminal defense and family law cases.

    23 years

  12. Spinal cord injury
    1%
    John is an award winning lawyer who handles cases where someone has been injured or killed- car or truck accidents, medical malpractice, product failure, premises liability, dog attacks, wrongful death, sports injuries, bicycle or motorcycle involved wrecks, school or government negligence and much more. We are licensed in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Go to http://www.floridajustice.com for details or email [email protected] Our firm also handle criminal defense and family law cases.

    23 years

  13. Trucking accident
    1%
    John is an award winning lawyer who handles cases where someone has been injured or killed- car or truck accidents, medical malpractice, product failure, premises liability, dog attacks, wrongful death, sports injuries, bicycle or motorcycle involved wrecks, school or government negligence and much more. We are licensed in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Go to http://www.floridajustice.com for details or email [email protected] Our firm also handle criminal defense and family law cases.

    23 years

  14. Violent crime
    1%
    John is an award winning lawyer who handles cases where someone has been injured or killed- car or truck accidents, medical malpractice, product failure, premises liability, dog attacks, wrongful death, sports injuries, bicycle or motorcycle involved wrecks, school or government negligence and much more. We are licensed in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Go to http://www.floridajustice.com for details or email [email protected] Our firm also handle criminal defense and family law cases.

    23 years

John Phillips is the founding partner of a multi-state trial law firm, formed in 2011. Recognized by peers as a prominent Florida, New York, Georgia, Texas, Alabama and Washington, DC licensed trial lawyer, he is a passionate and compassionate crusader for justice.

You can read more about him in the following articles:

  • Wikipedia: John M. Phillips
  • The Daily Record: A Life-Changing Year of Loss & Love for John Phillips
  • 29 Agitators, Truth-Seekers & Crusaders, Folio Weekly
  • The Daily Record: Moment by moment, John Phillips’ life changed at PeaceJam conference in Ghana
  • Rolling Stone Magazine: A Most American Way To Die

In addition to other types of law (family law, criminal defense and commercial litigation), Mr. Phillips’s office handles personal injury, civil rights and wrongful death cases. His office solely represents plaintiffs who have been injured by automobile wrecks, product defects, because of premises liability and other forms of wrongful conduct or negligence / accidents. He was recently referred to as the "best lawyer in America" by famed lawyer Robert Shapiro.

John has many million dollar verdicts and settlements in cases ranging from soft tissue injuries to brain damage cases. He represented the family of Jordan Davis during their trials and tribulations after the 17 year-old was shot and killed by Michael Dunn, represented over 100 child victims of pediatric dental abuse at the hands of Howard S. Schneider, DDS, and achieved what was called a “landmark victory” in a school bulling case which initially caused a bully to be banned from the school system. He also tried an injury case, resulting in a $2.6 million verdict, while Good Morning America’s cameras rolled.

Just during the last few years, Mr. Phillips and his office have been named as:

  • “Best Lawyer,” by readers of the Folio Weekly
  • “Righteous Crusader,” by readers of the Folio Weekly
  • “One of 29 Most Influential People in Jacksonville,” by Folio Weekly
  • “Attorney of the Month (with Photo on the Cover),” by Attorney at Law Magazine in Florida
  • “Attorney of the Month (with Photo on the Cover),” by Attorney at Law Magazine in Georgia
  • “#1 Lawyer,” by readers of Void Magazine
  • “Face of Justice in the 904,” by 904 Magazine
  • “Top Lawyer,” by 904 Magazine
  • “Company with Heart,” by 904 Magazine
  • “Best Lawyer,” by Jacksonville Magazine
  • Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine
  • “Who’s Who in Law,” by Ponte Vedra Recorder
  • AV – Preeminent (the highest rating obtainable), by peers according to Martindale- Hubbell
  • 10 / 10, by Avvo
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer, by the National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 40 Under 40, by the American Society of Legal Advocates
  • SuperLawyer, by Florida Super Lawyers
  • Litigator Award, Trial Lawyers Board of Regents

Whether commenting on his own high profile cases or cases he is not involved with, Mr. Phillips has spoken nationally on nearly every national media channel and some international channels, including BBC. This includes regular appearances on CNN, HLN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, Fox News and more. He is also a regular contributor to print media, as well. He’s been pictured in Rolling Stone Magazine and his cases have been featured in Jet, Time, People and many other periodicals. This story by Joy Ann Reid tells a detailed version of his walk with Jordan Davis’s parents.

Phillips’s experiences led to a TEDx speech, which has amassed over 300,000 views. Additionally, he received a feature by BET online, spotlighting Phillips as a civil rights advocate.

In addition to these and many other distinguished accomplishments in the fields of law and justice, Mr. Phillips’s resume includes a long list of civic contributions and leadership positions. Mr. Phillips spends a significant amount of time serving his community. To that end, he has been named one of the 29 most influential people in Jacksonville. Week in and week out, he can be seen volunteering, coaching children, speaking or working with city and state leaders to improve the quality of life for all.

Family is most important. Mr. Phillips spends most of his time being called “daddy” to his boys, Bennett (age 5), Weston (age 2) and has one on the way. His wife, Angela Phillips, has cooked for clients and been very involved with the firm over the years, including as a rock on days where John’s heart is heavy. The Phillips family can be seen in the documentary film, The Armor of Light, which was produced and directed by Abigail Disney of the famed Disney family. It was shortlisted for the Academy Award consideration in 2016.

John can be reached at his email address-

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Licensed for 22 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2021
Updated 01/06/2023
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2019
Updated 11/17/2022
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2019
Updated 06/08/2022
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2002
Updated 11/03/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2001
Updated 11/23/2022
State AL
Status Occupational License - Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2000
Updated 11/11/2022
State TX
Status MCLE Non-Practicing
Acquired 2020
Updated 10/23/2022

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

Contact John

Phillips & Hunt
212 North Laura Street
Jacksonville, FL, 32202
Law Offices of John M. Phillips - Brunswick, GA
901 G Street
Brunswick, GA, 31520
Law Offices of John M. Phillips
521 Fifth Avenue
30th Floor
New York, NY, 10175
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
He is very helpful.
Smart, kind and quick to respond. I wish he practiced close to my home.
Posted by Pat | September 23, 2014
Apology to John
I incorrectly posted a negative review for this lawyer, which I am hoping will be removed shortly. John has a heart and goes out of his way to make the client feel important and defended. I would recommend him to everyone. Thank you John - you are a lawyer I can trust.
Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2014
AWSOME Law Firm
I came to John Phillips office with little or no hope that I could prove my innocence or survive the alligations against me, I didn't think I would survive emotionally what myself and family were being put through. John along with Reid Hart listen to my story, they explained to me what they could do help me,and how they would go about helping me.My family and I felt so much better about my case and my chances of clearing my name after my conversation with John Phillips, and Ried Hart. I don't know if I would have ever gotten through this ordeal if a friend hadn't suggested that I go speak with John. Every motion they file every question they ask is all tied into getting to the truth,and giving you the best chance of victory I will never use another Law Firm other John Phillips Law firm for anything legal that might come up on my life again. Law firms like John Phillips and Lawyers like Reid Hart don't come like grapes in Bunches.
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Posted by Rick | August 20, 2014
Most Awesome Attorney
John Phillips is the most caring and compassionate attorney I have every encountered. John works tirelessly for his clients and not afraid to represent the little guy against big companies. John represented me in a case where a notable and infamous public figure violated the copyright of my work. John got my story out to local and national news agencies and was successful in obtaining a positive outcome in my case. John is the best!
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2014
Great experience
My husband and I were in a wreck. John helped us find doctors as my pcp didn't take my insurance and helped us through the settlement. we dealt with the case managers and an attorney from day one. I think his name was TC. We settled our case fairly and didnt have to pay full medical bills. I was surprised at how insurance worked.
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Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2014
Thank you!
John Philips was not my assigned lawyer, but he did take part in my case with helping out whenever he could. He is an exceptional lawyer and a wonderful person, He truly cares for his clients. He helped me in a way that not many lawyers or people would ever do.
Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2013
Extra Mile - John and his staff went the extra mile for me
I had an accident and John explained everything, helped me with all of the paperwork and made the process of getting back to a new level of normal easier that I thought it would be.
Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2012
Great lawyer.
John handled an automobile accident claim for a back injury. He was nice and even did a free living will at the end. His staff was great handling my case. Great lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2012
When mistakes happen, John is the eraser
I got cited for boating and drinking and other violations. John helped straighten things out and helped us on another issue, too. He also gave us free living wills and looked at our insurance. Great guy.
Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2012
A different Breed
I found John on his radio show and asked a question. He gave me a perspective that I called his office. I had an injury and a lawsuit wasn't my thing, but he explained the way insurance worked and how this was a matter of accountability to get bad commercial drivers off the road. This one was terrible and John found another wreck he caused. We settled the case and I feel like we made the roads a little safer.
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Posted by Jacob | May 23, 2012
Thank You, John
I am just gonna say it was my fiance that led me to John and besides her it was the best decision I ever made. He really does work for you. Even if he is busy which he is, he ALWAYS finds a way to get back to you. He is NEVER too busy. Thank you John and Mary as well for being there for us and helping us through our tough times I wish I never had the experience I did but I am happy that I got to meet you through all of it so THANK YOU.
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Posted by Adriane DiLullo | September 6, 2011
Best Attorney by experience!
John M Phillips is a lawyer who knows the law! I highly recommend him. I have used him on several occasions and have referred many friends & family to him. Every single referral has reported an A+ rating back to me. John Phillips is powerful, assertive, trustworthy and reliable. He is prompt in returning my calls and responding to all of my emails. This lawyer establishes trust and confidence immediately. I highly recommend JOHN to anyone!!
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Posted by Chris | September 3, 2011
John gives a level of attention that meant alot to me.
John handled a personal injury case for me and did a great job. I was nervous and he even gave me his cell number. Thanks, John. Feel free to contact me if you need any references.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder / Attorney
  • Law Offices of Phillips & Hunt
  • 2011 - Present
  • Human Rights Commissioner
  • City of Jacksonville
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Host
  • Courts & Sports Radio Show
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Morgan & Morgan
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Partner
  • Dore & Phillips
  • 2002 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Cole, Stone, Stoudemire, Morgan & Dore
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Law Clerk
  • Honorable James C. Wood
  • 2000 - 2001
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Education

  • The University of Alabama School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • The University of Alabama
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • Estate of Kalil McCoy
  • $495 Million Dollar Verdict
  • Joynt v. Volusia County
  • $2.6 Million Verdict
  • Landmark Bullying Decision - Bully Banned from County Schools
  • Bully Banned from County Schools
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Associations

  • Justice Coalition
  • Board Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Alabama Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Eagle Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • J.L. Bedsole Scholars Program
  • Mentor
  • 2008 - Present
  • Georgia Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Shannon Miller Foundation
  • Advisory Board
  • 2012 - 2015
  • National High School Basketball Association
  • Advisory Board
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Lawline Continuing Legal Education
  • Faculty
  • 2011 - 2013
  • JustAnswers.com
  • Expert (less than 10% of applicants selected)
  • 2010 - 2012
  • National Football League Players Assn
  • Certified NFL Agent
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Canadian Football League PA
  • Certified Agent
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Sports Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2012
  • ABA Advisory Panel
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, Judicial Relations Committee
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Spina Bifida Association of Jacksonville
  • Vice Chairman
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, Professionalism Committee
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Florida Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2009
  • Chester Bedell American Inn of Court
  • Alumni
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Jacksonville Quarterback Club
  • Board of Directors
  • 2002 - 2011
  • Jacksonville Claims Assn
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2010
  • Jacksonville Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2010
  • Mobile Bar Association
  • Board of Governors, YLD
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Paul W. Brock Inn of Court
  • Alumni
  • 2000 - 2001
  • University of Alabama Law & Psychology Law Review
  • Senior Editor
  • 1999 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • Top Florida Verdicts of 2019 (#3- $495,123,680.00)
  • Top Verdicts
  • 2020
  • Best of the Beaches: Best Law Firm
  • Folio Weekly
  • 2020
  • Best of the Beaches: Best Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Folio Weekly
  • 2020
  • Best of the Beaches: Best Criminal Lawyer (2nd Place)
  • Folio Weekly
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • 500 Leading Lawyers
  • Lawdragon
  • 2020
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2020
  • Top Lawyer
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Client Champion: Platinum
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyers
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2020
  • Lawyers of Distinction (Selected, Unaccepted)
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyer
  • Folio 2.0
  • 2020
  • Companies With Heart
  • Jacksonville Magazine
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2019
  • Best of Jax: Best Law Firm
  • Folio Weekly
  • 2019
  • Best of Jax: Best Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Folio Weekly
  • 2019
  • Best of Jax: Best Hero
  • Folio Weekly
  • 2019
  • Best of Jax: Best Social Justice Crusader
  • Folio Weekly
  • 2019
  • Best of Jax: Best Collection Lawyer
  • Folio Weekly
  • 2019
  • Bold City Best Lawyer
  • Florida Times-Union / Jacksonville.com
  • 2019
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyer
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Honoree Business
  • Rainbow Awards JAX
  • 2019
  • Client Champion: Platinum
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Best Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyer
  • Jacksonville Magazine
  • 2019
  • Lawyers of Distinction (Selected, Unaccepted)
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • Bold City Best Law Firm Finalist
  • Florida Times-Union / Jacksonville.com
  • 2018
  • Jax Best Attorney Second Place
  • CW 17 Jax Best
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • Companies With Heart
  • Jacksonville Magazine
  • 2018
  • Ultimate Attorney Award
  • Jacksonville Business Journal
  • 2018
  • Best of Jax - Best Social Justice Crusader
  • Folio Weekly
  • 2018
  • Best of Jax - Best Lawyer
  • Folio Weekly
  • 2018
  • Best Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Folio Weekly
  • 2018
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2018
  • #1 Place to Work
  • Void Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyer
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Client Champion: Platinum
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • JaxBest Award: Best Law Firm (2nd Place)
  • CW17 / WJXT
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyer
  • Jacksonville Magazine
  • 2018
  • Lawyers of Distinction (Selected, Unaccepted)
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Attorney of the Month (Magazine Cover Story)
  • Attorney at Law Magazine- South Georgia Edition
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Companies With Heart
  • 904 Magazine
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer
  • Rainbow Awards JAX
  • 2017
  • Best Presentation by a Business
  • MLK Foundation
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer
  • Jacksonville Magazine
  • 2017
  • Best of Jax - Righteous Crusader
  • Folio Weekly
  • 2017
  • Best of Jax - Social Justice Organization
  • Folio Weekly
  • 2017
  • Best of Jax - Best Lawyer
  • Folio Weekly
  • 2017
  • Partner in Philanthropy
  • Jacksonville Business Journal
  • 2017
  • Emmy: Outstanding Social Issue Documentary (The Armor of Light)
  • Television Academy (Emmy Awards)
  • 2017
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyer
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Best Business Trophy
  • MLK Foundation
  • 2017
  • Award
  • Good Deed Brigade
  • 2017
  • Lawyers of Distinction (Selected, Unaccepted)
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2017
  • Legal Elite
  • 904 Magazine
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer
  • Jacksonville Magazine
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Attorney of the Month (Magazine Cover Story)
  • Attorney at Law Magazine- First Coast Edition
  • 2016
  • Top 29 Most Influential People in Jax
  • Folio Weekly
  • 2016
  • Best of Jax - Best Lawyer
  • Folio Weekly
  • 2016
  • Best of Jax - Righteous Crusader
  • Folio Weekly
  • 2016
  • Top Florida Verdicts of 2016 (#83- $913,635)
  • Top Verdicts
  • 2016
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyer
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Lawyers of Distinction (Selected, Unaccepted)
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2016
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
  • Board Cerified - Civil Trial
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers
  • Jacksonville Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyer
  • 904 Magazine
  • 2015
  • Face of Justice on the First Coast
  • 904 Magazine
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer
  • Folio Weekly
  • 2015
  • #1 Lawyer in 904
  • Void Magazine
  • 2015
  • Golden Advocate Award
  • DK Global
  • 2015
  • Bold City Best Lawyer
  • Florida Times-Union / Jacksonville.com
  • 2015
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyer
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer / Rising Star
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Best of Jax- Best Lawyer
  • Folio Weekly Magazine
  • 2014
  • #1 Lawyer in Jacksonville
  • Void Magazine
  • 2014
  • Board Certified - Civil Trial
  • Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
  • 2014
  • Litigator Award
  • Trial Lawyers Board of Regents
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer
  • 904 Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Verdicts in Florida ($6- $2,600,000)
  • Verdict Search
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Companies With Heart
  • 904 Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer / Rising Star
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Superior Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Best of Jax- Lawyer
  • Folio Weekly
  • 2013
  • Best of Jax - Righteous Crusader
  • Folio Weekly
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer
  • 904 / Jacksonville Magazine
  • 2013
  • #1 Lawyer
  • Void Magazine
  • 2013
  • Who's who in law
  • Ponte Vedra Recorder
  • 2013
  • JAX Boldest Business
  • Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Superior Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyer
  • 904 Magazine
  • 2012
  • Best of Jax - Lawyer
  • Folio Weekly
  • 2012
  • Who's who in law
  • Ponte Vedra Record
  • 2012
  • Top Verdicts in Florida (#21- $1,106,206)
  • Verdict Search
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Best of Jax - Lawyer
  • Folio Weekly
  • 2011
  • Invitee
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2011
  • Superior Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2011
  • Boldest Business
  • Jax Chamber
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Superior Rating
  • Avvo.com
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Invitee
  • The Verdict Club, Premier Trial Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Accommodation, Honorary Public Service Commissioner
  • Alabama Public Service Commission
  • 2001
  • Certificate of Accommodation
  • United States Attorney's Office, Mobile, Alabama
  • 1998
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Publications

  • Seminar Materials
  • Suppose That... (v. 2.0)
  • 2008
  • The Jacksonville Lawyer
  • The Counselor and the Castle
  • 2008
  • Seminar Materials
  • Suppose that...
  • 2002
  • Jacksonville Daily Record
  • Lawyer Profile
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • A Litigation Paralegal's Guide to Case Management
  • Various Topics
  • 2018
  • National Business Institute
  • Litigating Slip, Trip and Fall Cases in Florida
  • 2015
  • Various Regional and National Shows
  • Various
  • 2013
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • DUI - Civil Liability
  • 2013
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • Law & Ethics
  • 2013
  • Various Regional and National Shows
  • Various
  • 2012
  • Regular National Speaker
  • Sports law
  • 2010
  • Seminar for Hertz Claim Management
  • Florida Law
  • 2008
  • Florida Bar
  • Various
  • 2007
  • Alabama Bar
  • Civil Litigation
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (412)
Given (1316)
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Personal injury Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It isn't brain surgery to recommend Mr. Phillips, one of the relatively few attorneys who actually understands brain surgery! Smart, dedicated and successful, no client could ask for more, and no attorney could aspire to more."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John Michael Phillips is a go getter. He is board certified as a trial attorney. He has recovered millions of dollars for his clients. He represents clients will all types of injuries from soft tissue to brain injuries. He is a great choice for your case. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Animal and dog bites Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney, who provides so generously to the AVVO community and gives sound legal advice."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Administrative law Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"John is dedicated, knowledgeable and experienced. He is also extremely compassionate about truly helping clients through the most difficult times in their lives. He goes above and beyond to advocate for his clients and I fully endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Spinal cord injury Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Phillips has the skills and knowledge necessary to fully and properly represent clients who have suffered a life-changing complex injury. I happily endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is clear from his dedication and contributions to the legal community, that Attorney Phillips is a zealous and erudite advocate for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"While my experience with Mr. Phillips has been somewhat limited, it is clear that he is an intelligent, passionate, and dedicated advocate for his clients. In addition, the fact that he takes time out of his busy schedule to answer questions on Avvo is commendable."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. This guy is one of the best attorneys around. He is also one of the most respectful towards fellow attorneys. If every attorney were like Attorney Phillips, the American legal system would be in a much better place."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Phillips is an excellent representative of the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great contributor to the community, very smart and experienced guy."
Wrongful death Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am very pleased to endorse John Phillips as an outstanding trial attorney and highly dedicated member of the legal profession."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He's a font of knowledge, and clearly someone who cares deeply about his clients."
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