FOUNDER / OWNER
Douglas Phillips represents clients in their most important matters. He helps clients start, run, and operate businesses. He plans and administered Estates that protect children and families. His diverse court work ranges from civil actions to class actions to contract claims and includes serious criminal matters such as homicide, attempted homicide, federal and state weapons offenses, and lesser charges. He has successfully defended innocent clients facing life in prison.
Among Phillips' 2023 results:
Mortgage fraud case against publicly traded nationwide mortgage company settled with 6-figure payout to Plaintiffs
Settlements created with large corporations and government organizations
Service as lead counsel in federal class action/collective action lawsuit against Baltimore based employer
Successful representation of Johns Hopkins University Hospital patient injured due to negligence
Dismissal of federal lawsuit against Harford County business owner for trademark infringement (Lanham Act claim)
Successful representation of defendant charged with 1st degree assault, assault with deadly weapon, and possession of illegal firearms
In 2022, Phillips reached a settlement with the City of Baltimore and Baltimore City Schools following the death of high school football star Elijah Gorham. After the settlement, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed into law a bill spearheaded by Mr. Phillips and Elijah's family. That bill, the Elijah Gorham Act, upgraded the emergency procedures that apply to all schools in Maryland. Mr. Phillips' work has been featured in the Baltimore Sun, The Washington Post, Fox-45, WJZ-Baltimore, and WBAL-Baltimore.
Mr. Phillips has represented businesses and individuals in front of agencies such as:
Maryland Department of Labor (DLLR)
Maryland Real Estate Commission (MREC)
Maryland Home Improvement Commission (MHIC)
Maryland Commission on Civil Rights (MCCR)
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
County and local zoning and planning departments (several)
County school boards (Harford, Baltimore Co., Baltimore City)
Phillips was an college athlete at Princeton, earned his law degree from Seton Hall, and worked for large law firms in New York City and Washington, D.C. prior to founding Phillips Law Group.
West Chester, PA
United States Supreme Court
United States District Court - Maryland
United States District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court - Northern Illinois (Chicago), pro hac
Harford County Bar Association
Maryland State Bar Association
Bar Association of Baltimore City
National Association of Realtors (Broker Member)
Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors (Broker Member)
Churchville Presbyterian Church
Grace Fellowship Church - Bel Air
7 Strong Foundation (in memory of Elijah Gorham)
Booster, Naval Academy Athletic Association (Blue *N Gold)
Youth lacrosse and wrestling coach
What clients say:
"Very knowledgeable and optimistic"
"Absolutely amazing. Miracle workers."
"Stood beside me in one of the toughest moments of my life."
"Experienced and smart. Also funny and nice."
"Best lawyer I have ever worked with. He will definitely fight for you."
"Knowledgeable and sharp."
"Lets you know everything that is going on with your case."
"The fear of the Lord—that is wisdom,
and to shun evil is understanding.”
- Job 28:28
What we Believe.
"We represent clients with passion because we believe in them. It is a privilege to help a client get a second chance, make a dream into reality, or protect themselves and their family."
- Douglas Phillips