You are the reason I practice law. I will make sure you get a chance to discuss your goals and concerns. You'll hear about the different legal and practical options you have in your particular situation. You'll be able to log in to see the progress of your case, or leave a voicemail or email me at any time.
I'll work with you to minimize conflict as much as possible. Agression from your lawyer doesn't always help your case. That being said, sometimes a lawyer has to take out her sword and start swinging, and I'm happy to use any legal means necessary to get you positive results.
If you have kids, they'll be our top priority. Support and the opportunity to spend time with both parents can be tailored to your (and their) needs. I also have worked with families who have trouble dividing the pets, or particularly troublesome property issues.
In almost 20 years of practice I have learned one crucial thing. You're going through a difficult time (or else you wouldn't need me!) but that time will end. There is sunshine behind the clouds, and I'm honored to set you on that path.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Trustee Award for Outstanding Service as a Volunteer Attorney||Legal Aid Society of Cleveland||2004|
|Law Review||Cleveland-Marshall College of Law||2002|
|Attorney||Karen Ireland-Phillips||1996 - Present|
|Consultant/Litigation/Case Management||Various Law Firms||1996 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Human Rights Campaign||Member||2015 - Present|
|Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association||member||2014 - Present|
|Legal Aid Society of Cleveland||Volunteer Attorney||2002 - Present|
|Ohio State Bar Association||Member||2000 - 2013|
|Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Cleveland State University||BA Urban Studies||1990|
|Kent State University||Completed 2 years||N/A|
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