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Paul Nathan Phillips

Professional Experience

Cote Law Group (2010 - 2013)
Of Counsel

The Phillips Law Offices (1994; 2003 – 2009; present)
Principle Attorney

International Business Systems – US (1998-2003)
General Legal Counsel

Lewis, D’Amato, Brisbois & Bisgaard (1995 - 1998)

Diepenbrock, Wolff, Plant & Hannegan (1990 - 1993)

Manatt, Phelps, Rothenberg & Phillips (1988-1990)

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker (1984-1988)
Associate (1987 - 1988)
Law Clerk (1984 - 1986)

Admissions include the State Bar of California, 1987
U.S. District Courts - Eastern and Northern Districts of California

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles California, Juris Doctor, 1987
University of California, Los Angeles, B.S. – Psychology 1981

Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Litigation

Paul Phillips focuses on representing individual and corporate clients in cases involving labor and employment, wrongful termination and discrimination, trade secret misappropriation, unfair business practices claims, breaches of contracts and intellectual property licenses, and fraud. Phillips also counsels and represents various California nonprofits.

Phillips’ experience includes practicing with large firms in Los Angeles and Sacramento. He also held the position of in-house general legal counsel for an international computer software company and managed a solo practice. His accomplishments include a 1992 defense verdict in his first jury trial on behalf of a local bottling company. Phillips followed his first winning jury verdict with winning employment discrimination defense verdicts on behalf of a large national restaurant chain, manufacturer, and car dealerships in employment, contract and discrimination cases. Phillips has also second chaired numerous jury trials in state and federal courts, including the successful defense of two wrongful termination actions and three fraud actions against software companies. In the winter 2007, he prosecuted and tried a wrongful death action on behalf of the family of an elderly woman that resulted in a jury verdict in his client’s favor of more than $1.2 million, including punitive damages.

Phillips received his J.D. with great distinction from Loyola School of Law in 1987, where he served on the Loyola Law Journal. He was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award and invited into the St. Thomas More Law Honor Society.

Phillips has made numerous charitable excursions, within the United States, Mexico and Central America. In his spare time, he enjoys athletic training, meditation, playing golf, gardening and cooking.