Welcome to a firm that cares more, works harder, and charges less.
"We care more, work harder, and charge less." The Law Offices of Jackson Phillips, Esquire, LLC (also "JPLaw") is a general practice law firm that will begin taking clients on January 2, 2019. Jackson Phillips, Esquire ("Jackson") is the CEO and sole proprietor behind JPLaw. Jackson is Licensed to practice in Delaware and Pennsylvania, and expects to be licensed in New Jersey before the conclusion of 2019. At that time, JPLaw will represent clients anywhere in the Tri-State area. Its core practice areas are personal injury law, family law, and civil litigation. However, Jackson provides a free consultation to any client for any matter. If he is not competent to take your case, he will attempt to find you the proper attorney, free-of-charge. JPLaw is a client-centered law firm whose first priority is winning individual cases and improving lives. However, JPLaw is also a strong advocate for "bringing law back to the people." Delaware contingent fees often fall around 40% of the client's recovery, but we have an absolute 25% cap. On average, an attorney makes $100 to $200 per hour in a small town, $200 to $400 per hour in a city, $756 per hour in New York City, and often well over $1,000 per hour in metropolitan areas across the nation. See Trends in Hourly Rates for Attorneys Across the United States by Virtual Paralegal Services at www.virtualparalegalservices.com/blog-entries/trends-in-hourly-rates-for-attorneys-across-the-united-states. The Law Offices of Jackson Phillips, Esquire charges an average of $50 per hour and will never charge over $100 per hour. We issue an open challenge to other firms in the Tri-State area to follow our lead. People should be able to keep at least some of their paycheck. In addition, 10% of our yearly profits will be split between the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention ("AFSP") and the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation ("BBRF"). See details on www.jacksonphillipsesq.com.
Law Offices of Jackson Phillips, Esquire, LLC
1407 Woodlawn Avenue
Wilmington DE 19806
Divorce, Child Custody, Alimony, and more
There are over 30 types of Family Law cases. But you are pissed off or heartbroken or you wouldn't need me. Do you have a problem that has something to do with husbands, wives, or children? That's what I do. And I'm easy to find.
To be candid, I picked the area of law where I knew there would always be business so that I would never be short of clients.
If you read my biography, you will see I have a very different set of life experiences than the average lawyer. But that is okay because those life experiences made me a better person, which is evident from everything about my firm, and one day they will make me a tremendous agent for change. I want lawyers to make less money, and I want more people to have access to legal representation.
What doesn't? What other firm gives you the entire representation for free if you can't get in touch with your lawyer for 24 hours? What firm schedules consultations 24/7 in order to help people with nontraditional schedules? Which other firm charges only 25% on contingency fee cases? What other family lawyer guarantees that his hourly rates are usually between $50-$75 and never over $100 under any circumstances? This is the single most client-friendly firm in the Tri-State area, and we are proud of it.
There is always a risk when someone tries to educate themself about anything because there is always a professional that can do it better. That said, we all use readily available information every time we get in a car accident or get a headache. What matters is knowing when the limited information you possess goes above and beyond your reasonable ability to understand. When you reach that point, an attorney is in order.
In many ways, every single case we take is like a pro bono case because we voluntarily choose to make a fraction of what we could make and what our competitors charge. 25% contingency is unbelievable, and $50-$75 hourly wages is akin to taking the T.V. and pushing it back into black and white. But we don't stop there. Our firm has pledged to give 10% of all profits earned, forever, to a suicide prevention charity and a foundation for mental health research (details are on our site). To be honest, pro bono is mostly a contract that allows lawyers to feel a little better because they help a client or two after sinfully overcharging every other client that steps foot in their office. Legal reform will never come from increased pro bono. Lawyers must be willing to live with less. We lead by example.
If you asked Jackson what he hopes his legacy will one day be, Jackson would tell you that his legacy would be one of second chances. He would say that he hopes his story inspires others to never give up on reaching the end of the road just because they may have stumbled along the way.
Growing up, Jackson was a bright student. He worked hard, was in almost every AP class, and he thought that success would be inevitable for him regardless of the career he would choose. He had always been successful, so why would that change? It changed, and it brought him from enjoying success and balance in his life to battling a late-onsetting bipolar disorder, OCD, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. He missed about half of his law school classes, often sleeping on a couch in the student lounge for 6 hours or more while other students came and went. It became clear to Jackson, early in his first year at Villanova, that he was not going to have a law school experience. He was going to have a 3 year fight for survival. That is exactly what he had. On graduation day, his grades were in the bottom 10 (10 not 10%).
After graduating from Villanova, barely, Jackson took and failed to pass the Delaware bar. Because it was so difficult to be inside his own head (he did not make a single friend in law school and did not attempt to network even a single time) he developed an affinity for alcohol. Oddly, he had never had more than a beer up to this point. Unfortunately, in 2010, still suffering from mental illness, Jackson was arrested on three separate occasions for DUI and then for drunk and disorderly conduct. His fall had been dramatic. From an AP student to waking up on a random Tuesday morning from where he had passed out in the subway watching the people who had once been his peer pick up their briefcases, coffees, and newspapers, and live a life that he had once been certain was his birthright but now seemed to be not only implausible, but impossible.
A kid who had spent most of his summers on a country club when he was growing up now routinely found himself in the presence of hard drugs, savage fights, and illegal establishments. But then something unexpected happened. Perhaps a new medication kicked in. Perhaps he had embarrassed himself one time too many. Perhaps he made a solemn acknowledgement that he may have already thrown his life and his dreams away (the thought of a bar admitting him at that moment was on par with the likelihood of seeing Elvis). Jackson started making good choices more often, started regular attendance at AA which resulted in alcohol being removed from his life and God being added (today he has been sober for almost 6 years). He finally gathered the courage to detach himself from his "friends" who weren't friends, and be started building a life for himself one day at a time.
The tempest may have lessened, but it took most of the 2010's for Jackson to finally receive a cocktail of medications that largely reduced the symptoms of his bipolar. Early on, he pledged to see a psychiatrist every week and he has delivered. He learned the strength that he would need as someone with bipolar entering a profession where he would need to be at 100% one hundred percent of the time.
And that is not even the worst of it, during that decade, and before receiving proper treatment, Jackson managed to do not one, not two, but three publicity stunts/attention grabs that resulted in almost entirely negative articles being written about him. Between 2013-2015 he became the very picture of unprofessionalism posing naked and promoting it on a website he created. USA Today and Fox News weren't enough attention for his manic depression to devour, so he planned and executed a hunger strike on the steps of the Supreme Court of the United States. His hunger strike was loosely based on privacy rights, but it didn't take a genius to see that privacy rights were a misdirection. He was focused on publicity. Unfortunately for him, he got that publicity in Spades, appearing in the Washington Post and major British publications. After he collapsed and was rushed to the hospital, so dehydrated that the nurses said he would have probably died within the next two days, his name and reputation were, without exaggeration, as ruined and destroyed as any lawyer can procure. All of his stunts had been featured in ABA publications. Anyone who googled his name would see page after page of naked or inappropriate pictures separated by the complete condemnation of some of the most well known, distinguished law professors and bloggers. If you haven't figured it, Jackson Phillips was not born Jackson Phillips. Jackson Phillips was a name he picked to try and remove himself from his past. Delaware is a small state, and nobody was fooled. Some didn't care, but they also d
Bar Number: 005850
University of Delaware
Philosophy; History, 2005
Villanova University School of Law
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