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DOUGLAS PHILLIPS

FOUNDER / OWNER

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BIO
Douglas Phillips practices before state courts, federal courts, and key administrative agencies. He has represented clients in civil actions ranging from class action employment lawsuits to financial fraud to serious contract disputes. He also handles serious criminal matters such as homicide, attempted homicide, weapons offenses, and conspiracy charges. Phillips looks at his court work as an opportunity to: "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves." (Proverbs 31:8). 

 

Among Phillips' results for clients:

  • Millions of dollars obtained for Plaintiffs

  • Settlements created with large corporations and government organizations

  • Service as lead counsel in federal class action/collective action lawsuits 

  • Protection of business owners and their intellectual property, trade secrets, user data, and business interests

  • Criminal defendants vindicated, restored to freedom, and on a path to productive lives.

 

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

  • Maryland Home Improvement Commission (MHIC)

  • Maryland Transportation Administration

  • Maryland Commission on Civil Rights

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

  • Baltimore City Board of Estimates

  • County and local zoning and planning departments

  • County school boards (multiple)

 

Phillips was a 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.

LOCATIONS

Bel Air

Baltimore

Annapolis

Ocean City

Towson

Ellicott City

BAR ADMISSIONS
Maryland 

United States District Court - Maryland

United States District Court - Northern Illinois (Chicago), pro hac

MEMBERSHIPS:
Harford County Bar Association

Maryland State Bar Association

National Association of Realtors (Broker Member)

Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors (Broker Member)

CIVIC MEMBERSHIP:

Churchville Presbyterian Church

Grace Fellowship Church - Bel Air

Churchville Lions

Churchville Ruritans

7 Strong Foundation (in memory of Elijah Gorham)

Booster, Naval Academy Athletic Association (Blue *N Gold)

Youth lacrosse and wrestling coach

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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."

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, Owner and Founder

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