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Dennis Michael Phillips

Car accident Attorney at Wilton Manors, FL

5.0   3 reviews

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About Dennis

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My wife Claudia and I are pet lovers.  We like to donate our time and/or fund-raising efforts to Animal Aid, Inc., a not-for-profit no-kill shelter that takes in emergency, abuse, and neglect cases as well as dogs and cats from various high-kill animal control facilities.  If you are looking for a pet or if you would like to contribute or volunteer, visit .  Someone's life depends on it.

As for my lawyering practice, I am a plaintiffs' Personal Injury and Wrongful Death lawyer.  That means that we represent injury victims and the survivors of persons who died because of their injuries.  

Negligence is no "accident".  Maybe it's a driver who chooses to text or maybe it's a store that chooses not to provide adequate lighting in the parking lot or other security measures... negligence defendants are often just regular people whose acts or omissions violate public safety rules and put everyone in the community at risk.  Sure, the actual collision with this particular person was an "accident", but when the driver chose to be negligent, he/she put every other motorist on the road at risk.  This time, it happened to catch up with this one victim.  It could have been me or you.  Unless we as lawyers, jurors, parents, etc. hold each other accountable, then it sends the message to others that it is okay to be negligent because there are no consequences.  But a fair settlement or verdict actually makes the community safer because it lets that defendant and his/her family and friends know that it is not okay to fail to follow the public safety rules.  

I am based in the Fort Lauderdale area, but I represent people all over the country who were injured in Florida.  I have been a member of many organizations over the years, including Mensa, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Florida Justice Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, Palm Beach County Justice Association, Broward County Justice Association, ABA, Broward County Bar Association, and I am admitted to practice in all Florida state courts plus the US District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida.  

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Licensed for 22 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2000
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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Strunin Law
2550 NE 15th Ave
Wilton Manors, FL, 33305


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Posted by Obradovic | November 11, 2009
Truly a blessing
This man really was a blessing. I got into a difficult situation and really needed someone to help me out . Mr. Phillips replied to every single one of my emails with quickness as well as expertise. He was able to answer my questions in a way I would understand and not in " lawyer lingo talk ". Dennis Michael Phillips is truly a great man as well as a wonderful lawyer
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Posted by Obradovic | November 6, 2009
A blessing
What advice this man gave me would cost thousands of dollars for legal advice for any other lawyer. I am so happy to see that people are willing to help in this world and really are not asking for anything back. He was able to help with my questions and wrote back daily to my consistent questions. If I ever needed a lawyer, I would definitely call him. I hope everyone feels this way as well. Mr. Phillips gives lawyers a good name.
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Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2009
Mr. Phillips is a true professional! 100% helpfull, fast response and very helpfull.
My review is as follows, If you are looking for a man that takes pride in his work and is very professional,He's you're man. Thanks for all the help.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%


AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)


  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Moscow Aviation Institute
  • Semester Abroad
  • 1998
  • James Madison University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Legal Cases

  • Florida bar rules proscribe detailing cases here


  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Member
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  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Life Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Life Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2007
  • Book Award in Sports Law
  • Shepard Broad Law Center at NSU
  • 1998
  • Book Award in International Taxation
  • Shepard Broad Law Center at NSU
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • FLN June
  • Insurance coverages
  • 2016
  • Survivor Planning seminar
  • Survivor Planning
  • 2013
  • NSU Law Orientation
  • Professional Ethics
  • 2011
  • NSU Law Orientation
  • Professional Ethics
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (27)
Given (45)
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Personal injury Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dennis is a skilled professional, able to put clients at ease in a time of crisis. Sharp of mind and easy to communicate with, Dennis is everything you want in an attorney. You can't do better than to have Dennis on your side."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dennis is a great attorney. He displays a combination of intelligence and compassion that is very rare in attorneys. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for their knowledge and dedication."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Other
"Dennis always gives it to you straight - no sugar-coating the facts! It is this type of honest approach to law that I truly believe is Dennis' strong points - that, and that he is a cat-lover!!"
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Dennis for many years and I've seen him get great results for his clients. I endorse him."
Brain injury Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone needing legal representation."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Phillips's knowledge and experience in this area of the law make him an excellent choice for anyone looking to hire an attorney. His answers evince an understanding of the law that will surely benefit those he represents."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lawyers who serve the avvo community as much as Mr. Phillips are few and far between. It takes passion, concern and dedication to devote so much time. You have my endorsement and kudos."
Litigation Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Dennis is highly knowledgeable, experienced and professional, and he is a fantastic lawyer overall."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dennis is an exceptional lawyer who truly cares for his clients, and thinks outside of the box to come up with tailored solutions for his clients needs. I'm fortunate enough to have an office in the same building as Dennis, and we often brainstorm and collaborate on complex matters. Dennis has been a fantastic resource and I would recommend him to clients without hesitation."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had he privilege of working in the community with Dennis Phillips and I am extremely impressed with his skill and expertise in the field of estate planning."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dennis is an aggressive and highly motivated attorney. He will make sure that you get the full value for your case. He is respected by his peers and feared by his opponents."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Over the years, I have referred several clients to Mr. Phillips; and I have sought his consultation on issues within his practice areas."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is on the ball 24/7. No one knows his stuff more!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is a hard-working, knowledgable advocate who is focused on securing the best possible result for his clients."
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