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Philip Damian Mccarthy

Criminal defense Attorney at Sacramento, CA

5.0   18 reviews

also known as Philip McCarthy, Philip D. McCarthy

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  • State Years
    California - CA 31 years
    Washington - WA 33 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Philip

Learn Philip’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%

    32 years, 1,922 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    35%

    32 years, 408 cases

  3. White collar crime
    15%

    28 years, 65 cases

  4. Domestic violence
    5%

    32 years, 52 cases

  5. Licensing
    5%
    Licensing Defense of Professional Licenses

I AM A CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY WITH OVER 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE GREATER SACRAMENTO AREA. CALL NOW AT 916 341-9719.

Mr. McCarthy has represented individuals charged with misdemeanors and felonies in thousands of cases  for over 24 years. Philip McCarthy has handled a broad range of charges including White Collar Crime, Professional License Defense, Computer Crimes, DUI, Drug Crimes and a variety of other charges.  

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Location

Philip Damian Mccarthy
Roseville Location
2270 Douglas Boulevard, Suite 118
Roseville, CA, 95611
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Reviews

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Posted by Mary ann | October 9, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely nice, great consultation - very informative
This was a consultation - he was patient, matter of fact and didnt rush me. I had reached out to so many lawyers only 3 responded and he was the only one who actually took the time to look at case hear what i was saying etc. Im saving money and hopefully will be hiring him
Posted by Joshua | June 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in town
One of the best lawyers in the area. Listen to me helped me guided me pushed me in the right direction more like a friend what do. If you're looking for an attorney look no further call Phil today you won't regret it
Posted by Jason | October 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great DUI Attorney
Philip helped me with my DUI case. His rate was great compared to others and he took care of appearances with DMV and Superior court. He was able to reduce my sentence from 30 days down to 8 days (4 days with good behavior) which I get to serve in Sheriffs Work Program. He knows the judges and DAs and I would highly recommend him to others.
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Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No one will try harder
My Case was very complicated. Phil was kind enough to explain exactly what was done and also did what I asked. He went to the prosecuting attorney several times on my behalf to ask for a reduction. Even after hearing no over and over again he still asked. I don't know how he did it but somehow he got the reduction. if it wasn't for Phil I would have lost my job,
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Posted by Paul | May 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fish and Wildlife violations
Phil McCarthy negotiated three charges down to one for me on a tough Fish and Wildlife case. I told him my ideal scenario, and he got it for me with single appearance.
Posted by J | May 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, friendly, diligent
My first impression of Phil was that he was friendly and courteous. He explained my options and gave me all the possible outcomes in consultation. He guided me through the motions, and when we were in court he was absolutely superb. A real miracle worked and a diligent and hard-working attorney. Highly recommended. Your best bet would be to call Phil before anyone else.
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Posted by Roberto | January 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy Client
He is the best! Handled my case beautifully. I couldn't have gotten a better outcome and am now looking at no charges and a clean record upon completion of my program. Very blessed to have this man on my side
Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in the Sacramento area
Attorney Philip McCathy is one of the best lawyers in the Sacramento area. My experience with him and his staff was excellent. He listened to me, explained to me what I have been charged with, what legal options are available to me and how he will do "everything in his power" to get me the best possible outcome. And he did....case dismissed!!!! I recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer. Just give him a call now. It will be the best call you ever made in these trying times.
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Posted by Sheryl Fusaro | August 23, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the BEST!!!
Attorney Philip D. Mccarthy is a very conscientious and dedicated to his profession and to those that he serves. I realize that in needing an attorney to represent my needs . He talks to his client Number one , you will never be disappointed with his dedication to make you A winner
Posted by Sheryl Fusaro | August 23, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the BEST!!!
Attorney Philip D. Mccarthy is a very conscientious and dedicated to his profession and to those that he serves. I realize that it needing an attorney to represent my needs he talks number one you will never be disappointed with his dedication to make you A winner
Posted by Sheryl Fusaro | August 23, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tackling Family Issues
Attorney Philip D. Mccarthy is a very conscientious and dedicated to his profession and to those that he serves. I realize that it needing an attorney to represent my needs he talks number one you will never be disappointed with his dedication to make you A winner
Posted by Lisa | July 9, 2015
Far Exceeded Expectations
Mr. McCarthy was truthful, forthright & very professional. I do not have any knowledge or experience with court proceedings. Mr. McCarthy took all the time necessary to fully explain the process, what he was going to do for me & my case, explained all of the possible outcomes & what could be expected. I can't express how important, to me, it was that Phil did not "sugarcoat" or give me false high hopes of a desired outcome. Phil took the time to know, understand & take into consideration my personal special circumstances. Mr. McCarthy called me to explain the outcome of a hearing, and that he won a favorable decision in my benefit. He saved my ability to continue being independent. Phil & office staff are truly a pleasure to communicate with. There's not any words to express my gratitude for Mr. McCarthy.
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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2015
Great Lawyer!
Philip is a professional and he knows his stuff from A to Z. He handled my DV case and the whole process went very well. He is very calm and definitely a smooth talker. Before choosing him I did my research and met with other lawyers and did not find a Lawyer of his level. Very satisfied with his work and would definitely recommend his services to anyone.
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Posted by Zahrina | April 15, 2015
Trust Phil
I hired Phil twice and both times he was very professional and knowledgeable. I was pleased with how he handled my cases and he did everything he explained he would do. Phil is a great attorney and will give you the best legal advice/representation without just trying to take your money.
Posted by Faraji | April 14, 2015
Best lawyer in Town!!
If you want an honest hard working man, this is your guy. Phil will go the extra mile and always have your best interest in mind. I am a African-American man who has related so well with Phil I consider him family now!!! He has been there for me 13 years now and never once judged me for my stupid mistakes. He's down to earth, easy going, funny and ethical. The way he handles myself is very professional in and out of court. His professionalism pays off in the court room which generally translates to the best results. If I could rate him from 1 to 10 with 10 being the highest I'd give him an 11!! Don't hesitate this who you want to defend you!!
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Posted by Aaron | December 20, 2011
One of the best
Mr. Mccarthy was very knowledgeable with my case did what he said he was going to do saved me money time and alot of stress he was very personable and i think he really cared unlike most attorneys how just want your money
Posted by Deborah H. | March 4, 2011
Saved My Son!!!!
Mr. McCarthy is a God-send! He saved my son from a decade in prison. Finding ourselves in the nightmare of the criminal justice system was horrifying. We were referred to Mr. McCarthy from a friend who used his services a couple of years before. Mr. McCarthy and his staff were always available. They took all the time we needed to understand the proceedings and really "went to bat" for our son. The entire matter lasted about 4 months, and at the end our son was given work project and a couple of years of probation. I recommend Mr. McCarthy to anyone that has been arrested. He is truly a great attorney!
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Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2011
Great lawyer
After consulting with several attorneys, we had no doubt we would hire Richard Dudek and his fellow attorney Philip McCarthy. Both of them are knowledgeable and professional. They got us the best possible outcome of our case for which we are truly thankful to them. We would definitely recommend both of them to those who need legal advice and representation.
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Cost

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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Office Of Philip McCarthy
  • 1992 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Sacramento County Public Defender's Office
  • 1992 - 1992

Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • California St Univ Sacramento
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Criminal Defense

Associations

  • Better Business Bureau
  • Accredited Business
  • 2000 - Present
  • United States Eastern District of California
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Indigent Criminal Defense Panel Executive Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 1995 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Community Partner
  • First 5 Sacramento
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Plea Bargaining Forum
  • Plea Bargaining
  • 2014
  • Felony Trial Training
  • Mock Trial Training
  • 2013
  • ICDP
  • Misdemeanor Defense Practice
  • 1998

Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (13)
Endorse Philip
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Phillip is a excellent attorney. We have worked on several matters together, all of which i had a pleasant experience and cherished the advice and legal wisdom shared by Phillip. I have no reservation in this endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Mccarthy is diligent, intelligent, and committed. He is well respected by both the bench and counsel. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Luck favors those who are well prepared. Mr. McCarthy has a reputation of being well prepared and dedicated to his clients. His professionalism makes him well respected by judges and peers in the criminal defense community. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Phil is an incredible litigator and negotiator. He is well respected by fellow attorneys, and his results speak for themselves. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Phil is an extremely good attorney who is well prepared and an excellent negotiator. We went against each other many times when I was a prosecutor and his clients almost always got what he wanted. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Phillip McCarthy is one the most intelligent attorneys in our field. His intellect and personality allow him to be one of the most creative and effect lawyers I know. I have sought his advice on numerous issues. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Phil McCarthy, one of the best lawyers in Sacramento. Phil is dedicated and smart, and he always does the right thing. He represents his client's interests with passion and expertise gained from over 20 years practicing in Sacramento and surrounding counties in northern California. Phil is a lawyer you can trust."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has the legal skills and practical experience needed to excel at Criminal Defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Philip. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Phil is tough, experienced, and well-respected in the Sacramento legal community. Experience matters, and he has it in spades. I strongly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. His experience and knowledge of the law make him a great attorney to work with as well as a great mentor. He is great with his clients, and I have even seen some of them come back after their case is finished just because they enjoy the time spent with him. He is kind and caring, but above all, a wonderful attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Phil is experienced in both criminal and civil bankruptcy matters. He pulls from experts in the community to provide a tailored defense for each client. Moreover, he understands the importance of giving a voice to his clients when they are unable to speak for themselves."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. One of the brightest lawyers in the Sacramento Area. Unique ability to get the best result/disposition for his clients. Very highly respected throughout the community with judges, prosecutors and the defense bar. He gets results."
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Sacramento Criminal defense Lawyer Philip Damian Mccarthy
Philip Damian Mccarthy
Criminal defense Attorney
Sacramento, CA
Licensed for 33 years
Virtual consultation available