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David Katz, one of the founding partners of Katz & Hidock, is a former Assistant State Attorney. He has prosecuted cases in both Orange and Seminole Counties. He is also the former DUI / INTOXILYZER Specialist with the Seminole County State Attorneys Office. During his career, he was chosen by Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association to teach TRIAL SKILLS to new prosecutors statewide. He was involved in the prosecution and defense of thousands of cases. Including hundreds of DUI cases. His position as Intoxilyzer Specialist gave him unique training and experience with the
Intoxilyzer 8000 including access to the manufacturer of the device, which he now uses to aid in the defense of DUI cases.
James Phillips is a founding partner of Katz & Phillips, P.A. Mr. Phillips focuses his practice on Criminal Defense both at the State and Federal level and Family Law. His extensive trial experience began in the State of Mississippi where Mr. Phillips advocated for abused and neglected children in the Rankin County Youth court system. Based on his stellar performance, Mr. Phillips was chosen to work for the Rankin County Prosecutor's Office where his dedication and aggressiveness to his cases was exemplified by his undefeated trial record.
Upon graduating from Mississippi College School of Law, Mr. Phillips moved to Florida where he was given the honor of representing the State of Florida as an Assistant State Attorney for the 1st & 18th Judicial Circuits. As a Prosecutor, Mr. Phillips continued to build on his trial experience by prosecuting more than 3,000 cases with the primary focus on DUI's. Based on Mr. Phillips' impressive courtroom presence and trial skills he was offered a position in a Criminal Defense/Family Law Firm where he was quickly promoted to Senior Associate, becoming the youngest attorney to achieve this level in the history of the firm. As Senior Associate, he handled major felony crimes both at the State and Federal level. Mr. Phillips has represented clients charged with misdemeanors, felonies, felonies punishable by life, sex crimes, internet crimes, armed robbery, burglary, attempted murder and murder including co-counseling a capital death penalty case, as well as numerous other offenses.
In addition to his experience as a Criminal Prosecutor and Defense Attorney, Mr. Phillips practice also extends to Family Law. Mr. Phillips handles uncontested divorces, complex contested divorces, child custody and child support issues, modifications, paternity, alimony and father's rights.
Mr. Phillips left his position as Senior Associate to become a partner at Katz & Phillips, PA, where he continues to maintain his reputation as an aggressive trial attorney and a zealous advocate for his clients.
Mr. Phillips professional membership includes: