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Mr.McCarthy has represented individuals charged with misdemeanors and felonies in thousands of cases over the last 20 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.  


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    24 years, 1.92 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 35%
    24 years, 408 cases
  3. Licensing: 10%
    5 years, 5 cases
  4. Administrative Law: 5%
    5 years, 5 cases
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

15 total 

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  • Joseph Patrick Hougnon

    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.


    Joseph Hougnon DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Christopher Robert Martens

    I endorse this lawyer. He has the legal skills and practical experience needed to excel at Criminal Defense.


    Christopher Martens Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

901 H St Ste 301
Sacramento, CA, 95814


WAAdministrative Suspension199008/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Distinguished Community PartnerFirst 5 Sacramento2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneySole Practitioner1992 - Present
AttorneySacramento County Public Defender's Office1992 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Better Business BureauAccredited Business2000 - Present
United States Eastern District of CaliforniaMember1998 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1992 - Present
Sacramento County Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember1992 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Indigent Criminal Defense Panel Executive CommitteeCommittee Member1995 - 2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California State University, SacramentoN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Plea Bargaining ForumPlea Bargaining2014
Felony Trial TrainingMock Trial Training2013
ICDPMisdemeanor Defense Practice1998