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Phillip Edward Stackhouse

About me

Phil has a shared passion with the other injury lawyers of Metier Law Firm, LLC in representing people who have been injured by the intentional or negligent acts of others.


Phil has not only been a trial lawyer for the past 15-years, but he is also a retired active-duty Marine having served 22-years as an enlisted Marine, infantry officer, and trial lawyer, retiring from the Marines in 2006, when he received the 2006 Outstanding Armed Services Attorney Award.


Phil focuses his practice on motorcycle accidents and motor vehicle accidents and brings his experience of litigating nearly 100-jury trials to verdict to get justice for his clients. He teaches advanced trial skills around the country several times a year, but only to lawyers who represent people. Phil is a faculty member at the storied Trial Lawyers College and a member of: American Association of Justice, Colorado Bar Association, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Wyoming Bar Association and Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association.


While an active-duty Marine, Phil was sent to The George Washington University for an undergraduate degree in Business before commissioning and was later sent to Western New England University for law school before serving as a trial lawyer until retirement.






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Practice areas


  1. Military Law: 75%
    17 years, 100 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 15%
    17 years, 100 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    10 years



Hourly ($300-500/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

32 total 

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  • William James Luse

    I endorse this lawyer. Simply put Phil is a great trial lawyer and someone I would not hesitate to have represent a family member if my family was in a jam. I know that Phil personally cares about his clients and won't stop until every avenue in your case has been pursued.


    William Luse Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Gary Don Peak

    Phil is a sharp, intense and committed attorney who I have had the privilege of learning from at Trial Lawyers College. Phil is you go to guy in CO, and I am proud to endorse him.


    Gary Peak Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Phillip Stackhouse, Attorney

110 West C Street
Suite 712
San Diego, CA, 92101


WYAuthorized to practice law201408/28/2016
DCActive 201007/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Career Armed Services Attorney AwardJudge Advocates Association2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial Lawyer, OwnerThe Law Offices of Phillip Stackhouse, PLLC2006 - Present
Trial Lawyer, PartnerSchertler & Onorato, LLP2009 - 2010
Marine, Infantry Officer, Judge Advocate (Trial Lawyer)US Marine Corps Judge Advocate1984 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Wyoming State Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
Wyoming Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2012 - Present
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeStaff / Instructor2010 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
DiDonato v. United StatesTrying to change the law is hard - we didn't win.
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Publication nameTitleDate
The WarriorAuthentic Justice - The Valor of Vulnerablity2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. ArmyCriminal LawLL.M - Master of Laws2004
Western New England College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
George Washington UniversityHuman ResourcesOther - Bachelors1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
TLC Grad Course 1Advanced Advocacy2015
TLC California RegionalVoir Dire2015
Advanced Trial Advocacy CourseCommunication and Advocacy2015
Direct and Cross Examination RegionalDirect and Cross Examination2014
Voir Dire RegionalVoir Dire2013
Opening StatementsOpening Statements2013
Graduate Course IAdvanced Trial Advocacy2013
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeDiscovering the Story2013
Death PenaltyTrial Advocacy2013
Advanced Trial Advocacy CourseAdvocacy2013
Graduate Course IAdvocacy2012
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeAdvocacy - Death Penalty Seminar2012
Advance Trial Advocacy CourseAdvocacy2012
Advance Trial Advocacy CourseAdvocacy2011
Advance Trial Advocacy CourseAdvocacy2010
Defending Complex CasesClemency and Parole2009
Defending Complex CasesClemency and Parole2008
Defending Complex CasesClemency and Parole2007
Defending Complex CasesClemency and Parole2006

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