|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Attorneys In Southern California Rising Stars||Los Angeles Magazine||2016|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2016|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Top Attorneys In Orange County Rising Stars||Orange Coast Magazine||2015|
|Top Attorneys In Southern California Rising Stars||Los Angeles Magazine||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Top Attorney||OC Register METRO Magazine||2014|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Top Attorneys Rising Stars||Los Angeles Magazine||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Partner||Phillips Whisnant Gazin Gorczyca & Curtin, LLP||2014 - Present|
|Attorney||Phillips Whisnant Gazin Gorczyca & Curtin, LLP||2005 - 2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Chair Elect||2016 - Present|
|Celtic Bar Association of Orange County||Member||2008 - Present|
|Robert Banyard Inn of Court||Member||2007 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Secretary/Treasurer||2015 - 2015|
|Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Secretary||2014 - 2014|
|Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Director||2009 - 2013|
|Marriage of Akhavain (2014 WL 853078)||Successful temporary child and spousal support appeal|
|In Re Marriage of Manfer (2006) 144 Cal.App.4th 925||Successful Date of Separation Appeal|
|In Re Marriage of Deffner (2006) 143 Cal.App.4th 662||Successful Family Law Appeal|
|See all legal cases|
|Chapman Univ SOL||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|Univ of California Davis||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2002|
|Family Law Section Meeting||Status-Only Judgments and the Family Code §2337 Conditions||2016|
|Family Law Practicum||Initial Requests for Orders||2015|
|Family Law Practicum||Post-Judgment Modification of Orders||2014|
|Law School Guest Lecturer||Community Property||2013|
|Law School Guest Lecturer||Surrogacy and Reproductive Rights||2012|
|Custody Litigation the Old Fashioned Way||Child Custody||2010|
Posted by Caroline
Ben Phillips is an outstanding attorney.
Having Ben as my attorney was one of the best choices I made during a very challenging time. He came highly recommended to me, and I will always be grateful for those recommendations.
Going through a divorce can be emotionally draining. However, with Ben as my attorney handling everything superbly, I was able to focus on being a mom to my 3 children.
The moment Ben became my attorney, things started to quickly line up and shift in the right direction.
It was a very complex financial case with a very litigious husband of high net worth who was hiding assets. Ben is extremely intelligent, quick-minded, and organized. He is highly respected by judges and peers alike. Litigation comes naturally to Ben as he is extremely eloquent and well-versed in the law. He is an excellent litigator.
His perfectionism shows in his work, and his staff are all top notch as well. I am and will always be truly grateful for all that Ben has done for me as my attorney. I highly recommend Ben Phillips.
Posted by Doug
I had to endure a three year divorce process and learned a lot from it. First and mainly, I should have retained John "Ben" Phillips first off. I had three attorneys prior to retaining Ben and if you combined all three prior attorneys as a team, they could even come close to Ben's expertise in family law matters. The difference between an attorney and a great attorney is a great attorney can get the job done quickly.
Ben is highly organized and he knows the law regarding divorce, child custody and all other aspects of family law. Ben is a great negotiator as well as a great listener. His handling of the division of community assets and child custody issues in my divorce case left me great satisfaction. My retirement funds were a huge concern of mine and through Ben's negotiating skills, provided me with more than favorable results.
No one likes to go through a messy, complicated and emotional divorce. From my experience, I can tell you do not throw money away by just hiring an attorney(s). Retain the best attorney possible you can from the get-go who will work and fight for you with professionalism. I highly recommend Ben Phillips as absolutely the best family law attorney out there. Before my divorce I did know Ben but now I consider him a friend.
Posted by Christine
If you are looking for an attorney who is extremely smart, competent, effective, fair in billing, and empathic to your situation, then Ben is a great choice for your attorney. My divorce was complicated and my ex wanted to fight. Ben was able to keep the focus on the facts and keep track of the vast quantities of paper and rabbit trails that the other side created. He was quite organized and retained the relevant information such that when we finally did get to court, he knew exactly where to go to get the pertinent information/numbers. He did not allow the other side to "bully" me, which in fact they tried. I highly recommend Ben as an excellent lawyer who can handle just about anyone. By the way, don't be misled by his nice smile, young appearance and 6 years in practice... He is smart and he is a fighter!
Brett Wishart, Family Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Ben is truly a rising star among the ranks of family law attorneys. Groomed and trained by the best, he is bright, professional and highly respected among the bench and bar. It is a pleasure to rub shoulders with such an attorney.