Attorney James D. Phillips Named to Top 100 Trial Lawyers

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Katz & Phillips, PA has been growing rapidly as one of Florida's leading criminal defense law firms. The firm's founding attorney James Phillips has now been named to The National Trial Lawyers' list of Top 100 Trial Lawyers nationwide.

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Being recognized like this is an honor, but it wasn't just my own work.

Attorney James D. Phillips earned high honors last week when he was placed on the Top 100 Trial Lawyers list by The National Trial Lawyers (NTL), a professional association.

A co-founder of the law firm Katz & Phillips, PA, Phillips handles criminal defense cases of all kinds but focuses in particular on defending clients accused of driving under the influence. The firm has recruited some of the most respected defense attorneys in the country and has recently grown to five offices including Gainesville and Tampa Bay.

NTL says that the Top 100 list is invitation-only and that candidates are carefully selected. The organization, which exists to promote quality legal counsel and expertise among lawyers, uses a peer-review process coupled with independent research to identify premier trial lawyers in each state.

“Being recognized like this is an honor, but it wasn't just my own work,” said Phillips. “It's the result of many years of effort from everyone at the firm, and a lot of successes at court. It always means the most when an award comes from a body of my peers.”

Phillips previously prosecuted thousands of cases at the state level, but quit to work as a defense lawyer.

“Everyone deserves a fair defense,” Phillips said. “So many people come to us who are watching their lives fall apart, sometimes for something they didn't do. It's good to know we help people.”

About James Phillips:

James D. Phillips is an experienced Orlando DUI attorney and the co-founder of Katz & Phillips law offices. Mr. Phillips draws on extensive courtroom experience and his previous work as a prosecutor to give every client the strongest defense possible, focusing in particular on DUI defense. He can be contacted at:

Katz & Phillips, PA
509 W. Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32804

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