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John M. Phillips spent 8 years as a trial lawyer for businesses such as State Farm, Coca-Cola, Hertz, JM Family / Southeast Toyota, USF&G, Anderson Columbia, GEICO, Cambridge and a host of other large companies before moving on to represent individuals, working at one of the largest personal injury firms in the world. Feeling unfulfilled, he founded his own Florida trial law office and wants to be YOUR lawyer.
John was named a Bedsole Scholar, attending the University of Alabama on full scholarship. There, he received a Bachelors Degree and a Juris Doctorate (Law Degree), was named Senior Editor of the Law & Psychology Law Review, involved with the Student Government Association and undertook many other activities. He volunteered at an alternative school, working with kids who were born to dire circumstances. After graduation from law school, John accepted a judicial clerkship in Mobile before moving to Jacksonville, Florida.
John has received some of the top ratings his profession offers:
Rated AV-Preeminent, the highest available, by Martindale-Hubbell, a company that has been rating attorneys since 1868, based on lawyer peer reviews and judge ratings of attorneys. It's the gold standard and only approximately 10% are AV-rated (2010-present).
Selected in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association (2012, 2013).
Voted Best Lawyer in Jacksonville by readers of the Folio Weekly, northeast Florida's largest weekly magazine / newspaper (2011, 2012 & 2013).
Selected as a "Top Lawyer" by 904 / Jacksonville Magazine (2012 &2013).
Selected as "Who's Who in Law" by the Ponte Vedra Record (2012 & 2013).
Rated 10 out of 10, by Avvo, which uses experience, industry recognition and ethics.
904_Mag_Top_LawyersPresented an award by Mayor Alvin Brown as Jacksonville's Boldest Business (2012).
Selected as a Super Lawyer (2009, 2010, 2013).
Invited to join the Million Dollar Verdict Club.
Seen on CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, TV ONE, HLN, C-SPAN, FOX, The Today Show and heard on Mancow, Lex & Terry and many more, as he speaks nationally and internationally on legal topics.
Alumnus of two Inns of Court, an invitation only legal group.
Hosts a weekly radio show called Courts & Sports with NFL Running back Rashad Jennings and other sports and community leaders.
Best Lawyer in JacksonvilleAdvised the State of Mississippi on changes in law and policy.
Serves on and Co-Director and/or General Counsel of several non-profit organizations.
Received multiple million dollar and excess verdicts, including a $1.1 Million verdict against Coca-Cola in 2012.
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