Phillip had a passion for arguing ever since he was 9 years old, when he argued politics with his 4th Grade teacher. He qualified as a nationally ranked debater in both high school and college. His talents took him into law school, where he realized he can use his skills to help his community.
He graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctorate from American University, Washington College of Law, in 2011. After graduating, he moved from Washington D.C. back to the Bay Area, where he got his start in the San Francisco District Attorney's Office. He then worked as a prosecutor for San Joaquin County. During this time, he concurrently taught Forensics as an adjunct professor at St. Mary's College in Moraga, California.
In 2016, Phillip became Deputy District Attorney for Calaveras County, where he successfully prosecuted criminal cases before going into private practice again, this time focusing on criminal defense. Since then, he has counseled clients on criminal defense strategies across the greater San Francisco Bay area. After a decade of legal experience, Phillip is someone who knows how to fight - and will fight tirelessly and aggressively for you!
As an active member of the community, Phil loves coaching youth baseball, volunteering with the Boy Scouts, and supporting the non-profit New Genesis Housing Development as a Legal Advisor. He is most at home when engaging with a diverse range of cultures, backgrounds, and ages, and enjoys listening to and learning other people's perspectives. Phil will treat you and those affected by your current situation with respect, transparency, and honesty, just as he would his own family.