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Patrick is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law and joins Phillips & Associates with experience in personal injury, labor & employment and education law matters.  During law school, Patrick participated extensively in USD’s Special Education Legal Clinic, where he negotiated with school districts to obtain special education services for children with special needs.

Patrick also worked for a well-regarded plaintiffs’ law firm in Santa Monica.  While at the firm, Patrick assisted in litigating numerous multi-million dollar law suits, including a high profile products liability claim against the makers of Children’s Motrin.

Subsequent to his bar admission, Patrick worked as an associate attorney for a law firm in downtown San Diego.  His areas of practice consisted primarily of labor & employment law, education law, and the defense of public entities.  More specifically, Patrick assisted employers across the state of California draft employment agreements, severance packages, retirement benefits packages and drug testing policies.  Patrick also represented K-12 school districts in proceedings to suspend or expel students alleged to have violated school policy or law.

The Law Offices of John W. Phillips became Phillips & Associates in 2011, when Patrick joined the firm full-time.  Since then, Patrick has handled numerous personal injury matters ranging from medical malpractice, product liability, premises liability, and traffic accidents.  He has also advised employers on compliance with a vast array of labor and employment laws and has successfully represented employees on wage claims, discrimination claims, contract disputes, and more. 


Languages spoken: French

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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 50%
    7 years, 30 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 50%
    7 years, 50 cases



Hourly ($250-350/hour), contingent (30-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Phillips & Associates

990 Highland Dr. Ste. 110-O
San Diego, CA, 92075


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
DELF B2International Center for French Studies2016
Avvo Top Contributor 2013Avvo2013
Avvo Top Contributor 2012Avvo2012
Best SpeechToastmasters International2011
Outstanding Education Clinic AwardUniversity of San Diego Education Clinic2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyZampi, Determan & Erickson2010 - 2011
Legal InternSan Diego Legal Clinic2010 - 2010
Law ClerkGreene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP2008 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Solana Beach Chamber of CommerceN/A2014 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of San DiegoN/A2011 - Present
Member, Labor & Employment SectionN/A2010 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaN/A2009 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Toastmasters InternationalN/A2011 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Fernandez v. Nester$95,262
Lowe v. Zwast$125,000 award
Mason v. Moyer, et al.$400,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
Phillips & Associates Legal BlogTraffic Accident FAQ2013
Phillips & Associates Legal BlogPremises Liability FAQ2013
Phillips & Associates Legal BlogMaking a 998 Offer2013
Phillips & Associates Legal BlogThe Myth of Frivolous Litigation2012
Phillips & Associates Legal BlogSocial Media and Your Personal Injury Claim2011
Phillips & Associates Legal BlogWhen Are You Entitled To Future Medical Expenses?2011
Phillips & Associates Legal BlogBad Faith Insurance and ERISA: An Overview of Available Damages2011
The California Injury BlogThe Dangers of Texting While Driving2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawN/AN/A2009
University of Arizona College of LawEnglishN/A2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Phillips & Associates Legal SeminarThe Myth of Frivolous Litigation2011
Phillips & Associates Legal SeminarHow To Handle Your Personal Injury Claim2011
Expunging Your Criminal RecordPhillips & Associates Seminar2011