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David started Bankruptcy Practice as soon as he was admitted to the Bar to practice law in 1986. Since that time he has practiced Bankruptcy Law almost exclusively and has filed thousands of bankruptcy cases over the past 30 years. David concentrates on Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 cases mainly dealing with Consumer Bankruptcy cases. He was Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law in 1995. He maintains a small office practice with his wife, Debbie Phillips, being his paralegal, almost from the beginning of his practice. Over the years his Father and David and Debbie’s son, Justin, has also worked at the office, so this is truly a family practice and he likes to think this helps to offer very personal service to each and every client.

By maintaining a specialty in Consumer Bankruptcy, he feels we can offer the expertise that helps to make a very difficult process for most people to be as easy and less stressful as possible. He has been in the same office for almost 30 years in Donelson and David and Debbie have also lived in Donelson for their entire 36 year marriage.

On weekends, if the weather is nice, David and Debbie can be found touring the backroads of Tennessee and Kentucky on their Harley. As members of the Music City Chapter of  (HOG) Harley Owners Group, they now have over 150,000 miles in the saddle.



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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 100%



Fixed (always), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Scott Douglas Wilson

    David is unsurpassed in his knowledge and proficiency with bankruptcy law. As a fellow Certified Consumer Bankruptcy Specialist, I will often seek his opinion regarding legal issues because I know he has excellent knowledge, judgment and ethics. I do not personally know of a better lawyer than David Phillips, Esq.


    Scott Wilson Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David Foster Cannon

    David and I work closely together to discuss various issues that tend to complicate our bankruptcy practices. Even though we run our separate practices, it's good to resolve issues in agreement with another attorney. David strives to provide the best representation possible in stressful situations. I'm proud to call him my friend. David F Cannon Attorney at Law


    David Cannon Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

David E. Phillips Attorney at Law

2525 Lebanon Road

Nashville, TN, 37214-2414


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Consumer Bankruptcy CertificationAmerican Board of Certification1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawDavid Phillips Law Office1986 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Chapter 13 TrusteesMemberN/A
Tennessee Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Nashville Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMemberN/A
Middle Tennessee Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMemberN/A
NACTT Academy for Consumer Bankruptcy EducationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Perry, 166 B.R. 319 (Bankr. M.D. Tenn.,1994)The case was decided in favor of the debtor.
In re Clemmons, 151 B.R. 860 (Bankr. M.D. Tenn., 1993)Motion granted.
Akers v. Internal Revenue Service, ADV .PROC. No. 3:15-ap-90083 (Bankr. M.D. Tenn. 2015)Order entered discharging taxes.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nashville School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Belmont UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1977