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Philip B Whitaker

Litigation Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1987
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Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold LLP
1850 N Central Ave
Suite 1800
Phoenix, AZ, 85004

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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Security Deposit
Explained in Detail my options and the best way to serve papers to someone that lives in Canada. Also gave advice on procedures to take in order to take Landlord to small claims court
Posted by Patrick | February 1, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Very thoughtful, thinks outside the box.
Consulted with Mr. Whitaker on an issue that seemed insoluble. He understood and analysed the situation fully and had a very thoughtful solution. Moreover, he came up with a Plan B, just in case. Fortunately, and thankfully, I did not need Plan B. Clearly, a very resourceful attorney who I would readily recommend.
Posted by Brandon | November 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Professional beyond measure
I am a veteran who was wronged by a previous employer and sought legal counsel. I had come across Mr. Whitakers Law Firm and told them my story in which Mr. Whitaker took my case and handled it very professionally. He was knowledgeable, tactful, and precise. His calm, cool, and collectiveness had given my case the upper hand when it came to trial in which we had won. He kept me informed and aware of what was going and and I am very grateful for his help. Not only was he very professional but so was his team at the law firm.
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Posted by Dana | May 14, 2017
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Dana M Low LLC
Philip has been successful in every legal project he has been retained to do for our group. It doesn't get any better and we have 7 Attorney's on retainer.
Posted by Peter | July 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The man who tries to keep me out of trouble
Phil tries very hard to keep me from doing stupid things. Sometimes I listen and well, sometimes I don't. When I fail to follow his instructions he cleans my mess up. Great guy. Enjoy having drinks with him. Cheers Peter
Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful and gave me his honest opinion
I contact Mr. Whitaker about a legal matter and he reviewed the information I sent him and he gave me his honest opinion. I was very grateful that he gave me an honest opinion versus sugar coating the situation just so I'd hire him.
Posted by Scott | January 25, 2013
Business Owner, Phoenix, AZ
I have utilized Phil Whitaker for his over a decade for commercial, and employment purposes. Phil is extremely knowledgeable, experienced, responsive, reliable and trustworthy. I highly recommend Phil's skills and professionalism.
Posted by Edward | December 7, 2012
Outstanding Lawer and firm
Handled a case on Aids insurance policy. Company sold policy for a investment and later state prosecuted the company. Mr Whitaker was able recover 12 thousand out of 50 thousand the way my paperwork was written and after over 10 years found out he recover more. Because of my many moves I made, he could not track me down but stayed on the case. OUTSTANDING Attorney and Law Firm ( Stegall, Katz & Whitaker, P.C.) Keep up the great Work!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by Martha | December 7, 2011
The best in Arizona
The best lawyer you can ever find in the State of Arizona. He is amazingly trustworthy with all your investments. He give you the answers right away instead of billing you for "research". He understands and is empathic, no sense of superiority, and able to communicate with you very well. He gets involved right away and I strongly recommend him for different aspects of civil law. He is amazing. I have worked with him for years. I tried many lawyers in the past but he is the BEST OF THE BEST.
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Posted by Dave | May 11, 2011
One of the best attorneys I have every had in many ways
Phil Whitaker is not only a fine lawyer but he is a fine man as well. Phil has his clients interest at heart. He has been a huge comfort. Phil understands his clients and tries to help in ways beyond most attorney's efforts. I have seen him in court many times and he handles himself extremely well presenting his arguement precisely making his points well received by the jury, the judge, and of course, me. Phil has gone the extra mile for me, and he has my sincere respect. He is a fine lawyer and anyone would be lucky to have him.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Stegall, Katz & Whitaker, PC
  • 1992 - Present
  • Arbitrator
  • 1995 - 2010
  • Arbitrator
  • AAA
  • 1994 - 2000
  • Attorney
  • Gaston & Snow
  • 1987 - 1991
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  • University of California, Hastings College of The Law
  • JD
  • 1987
  • University of California, Riverside
  • AB
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Wigwam Crossing, LLC et al v. Civica Development, LLC et al
  • Defense ruling for former CFO
  • Western Technologies, Inc. v. Churchwell et al
  • defense ruling on summary judgment
  • Jenson v. Mohave Homes & Land, Inc.
  • defense verdict


  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2022 - Present
  • Maricopa Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Litigation Committee Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Arizona Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Lions
  • District Governor, District 21A
  • 2017 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Member, peer selected
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Rated Lawyers, Business and Commercial Litigation
  • National Law Journal
  • 2015
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  • Litigation Manual
  • Contributing author and contributing editor
  • 2015
  • ABA Monograph Series, Forum on Franchising
  • Contributing author, Covenants Against Competition in Franchise Agreements
  • 1992

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE
  • Speaker, Tortious Interference with Contractual Relations
  • 2000

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