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David Earl Phillips

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Nashville, TN

5.0   16 reviews
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    34%

    38 years, 3,500 cases

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    33%
    Consumer Bankruptcy cases- Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 (representing individual debtors).

    38 years, 7,000 cases

  3. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    33%

    38 years, 3,500 cases

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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Location

David E. Phillips Attorney at Law
2525 Lebanon Road
Nashville, TN, 37214-2414

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Reviews

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Posted by GEORGE | February 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
MR. Phillips Law Firm
MR.Phillips and his paralegal Debbie did an outstanding job handleing my case. MR Phillips was the first lawyer to arrive on court day walking me through every thing that would happen,even showing me where the restrooms were.I would certinly hire them again!!
Posted by Shannon | January 31, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
I hired Mr. Phillips and he was great to work with! He was very professional and Ms. Debbie was always very helpful. They helped me through a very tough time in my life. I recommend them to anyone who could use there help.
Posted by Rhonda | May 2, 2018
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David Phillips review
I thought that David Phillips and his staff were very professional and got the job done quickly. His paralegal Debbie was very helpful as well. My overall experience was smooth and none stressful. I would recommend them to everyone. I am a pleased client.
Posted by Richard | April 11, 2018
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Very Happy Client
I am not one to post reviews, I simply don't have the time to do so. However, in the case...I felt I should take the time to express my sincere appreciation. David & his staff deserve the highest praise from the consultation, to the court date, & follow up. I can truly say without reservation they're very good at what they do. Everything done for me...was done with a sense of urgency, like I was a family member. I lost my car, & they went to work, got it back quicker than I expected. They truly get it, & honestly care for us & came through undoubtedly in our financial crisis. No surprises with them, they explained every step of the way. No matter your circumstances, you too...can trust them to be there for you in your crisis. I highly recommend them...again, you won't find a better representation.
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Posted by Paulette | January 10, 2018
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Exceptional Experience
I would recommend David E. Phillips to anyone! I found him through Google, I was looking for a Bankruptcy lawyer being that this was my first time ever declaring bankruptcy and ones I came across, I didn't seem impressed or comfortable with the reviews. I came across David Phillips name and seen the amount of amazing reviews not to mention his experience, I was very impressed and something kept telling me to give him law office a call. I'm very glad I did, He is very professional, very efficient, Always contacts you regarding any questions or concerns you may have. I give him as many stars possible and I just want to thank him. If anyone is looking for a Bankruptcy lawyer, Definitely check out David E. Phillips law firm
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Posted by Diane | December 22, 2017
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Chapter 7
Mr. Phillips was great to work with, he explained how everything should go before I went to court and on the day of my court hearing. Debbie was extremely helpful with making sure I had all my paperwork in order. I found working with both of them to be very easy.
Posted by Billy and Christy | November 9, 2017
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A true dynamic duo!
David and Debbie Phillips are truly a joy to work with during what has been a diffcult time for my family. The professionalism, expertise, and expediency that they have demonstrated while working on our case has been nothing short of first rate, but more importantly, the care, compassion and genuine courtesy they have shown is what makes this husband and wife team especially remarkable. We cannot adequately express our gratitude in their help in getting our case confirmed and our lives back on track. Highly, highly recommended!
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Posted by Heidi | June 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy
He and Debbie did everything they said they were going to do. They made my process very easy and I was never guessing about what I needed to do or what was going to happen. It was a very pleasant experience!
Posted by Carol | June 9, 2017
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Very pleased
I feel like we made a good choice by hiring David Phillips. He is very professional, helpful, knowledgable of the laws and made us feel at ease through the process. Would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Candice Fry | March 2, 2017
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Excellent Attorney
Mr. Phillips helped us through a very dark time in our lives! He made the process smooth and was done in a timely manor! We are so happy that we chose him because he made it seem less scary! Debbie was so sweet and always available to answer any questions we may have. I highly recommend this lawyer!
Posted by Kathi | January 25, 2017
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Great People
David Phillips and his office were great they helped me. Debbie made sure everything was right. Mr. Phillips took good care of me. I've told other people to go see him if they need a bankruptcy lawyer.
Posted by Bob | March 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome!!
Mr. Phillips and staff made the process flawless. The process, as you know, is very much involved with a lot of documentation, however; Ms. Debbie was understanding and organized throughout but persistent to make sure I understand every step. I could of not of asked for a more professional set of people. Thank you!
Posted by donna | March 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
client
David Phillips spent time reviewing all areas of my case. He is an expert in in this specialty of the law and really does care about you as a client. His entire staff goes above and beyond and explains everything thoroughly to you and always has time for your questions. I highly recommend Mr. Phillips and I know my family and I put our trust in his law office. He helped me through a very unpleasant time of my life and also help me to learn from it. He always provided me up to date information and guided me in the bankruptcy process with knowledge and professionalism.
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Posted by michael | March 13, 2016
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The bankruptcy whisperer
David helped with every aspect of our case. He talked us through every possible scenario, and worked with us every step of the way. We were very well prepared when we went to court, unlike several other people who were there at the same time. He made a stressful situation as easy as possible.
Posted by Teresa | March 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy
Me and my husband went to Mr. Phillips to help us sort out everything that had "dropped" into our lives at one point. Through him and his office team, we were successful in completing a 5 year Chapter 13. Very grateful for everything they did.
Posted by Shirley | March 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney and Staff
Mr. Phillips and staff were so professional. They made me so comfortable. Anytime I needed their help they were always there to assist me. I would recommend him and staff 100%. There are not enough words to express my gratitude.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • David Phillips Law Office
  • 1986 - Present

Education

  • Nashville School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Belmont University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Akers v. Internal Revenue Service, ADV .PROC. No. 3:15-ap-90083 (Bankr. M.D. Tenn. 2015)
  • Order entered discharging taxes.
  • 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.

Associations

  • NACTT Academy for Consumer Bankruptcy Education
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Middle Tennessee Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees
  • Associate Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Consumer Bankruptcy Certification
  • American Board of Certification
  • 1995

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (28)
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Unknown Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Phillips is attentive, knowledgable and a zealous advocate for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Phillips as a frequent and valuable contributor to this forum."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Earl Phillips is every bit as wise as he is kind, but don't try to pull the wool over this savvy lawyer's eyes. He works hard to stay up to date on the latest lawyer news and knows the legitimate loopholes to protect his clients. I am honored to have the opportunity to endorse Mr Phillips here on Avvo."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Earl Phillips is the lawyer that other lawyers go to for answers to their difficult cases. His work ethic and knowledge set him apart from others. I highly recommend him."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney David Earl PHillips is deeply committed to provide excellent representation to his clients. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing assistance."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Earl Philips is a great lawyer with excellent judgment and legal ability. He is an attorney of the highest caliber, well-respected in the legal community. I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is a highly respected attorney that has been in the field a long time. He gives freely his time and expertise here on AVVO, which is something that to commended."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to endorse David Earl Phillips. The contributions of attorney Phillips on Avvo are consistently accurate, analytic, and customized to the needs of the askers. He is highly knowledgeable and gives generously of his time to help those in need of guidance. His experience makes him uniquely qualified to provide the practical advice that matters most to clients. I endorse this attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney David E. Phillips is one of America's Top Bankruptcy Lawyers. If your in debt and can't pay your bills stop worrying and call him now. I definitely endorse him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Phillips provides a much needed service on Avvo. He donates his time to individuals who are in need of immediate legal answers."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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"
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