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Carlin J Phillips

Carlin J Phillips

Phillips Garcia Law
  • Employment Law, Consumer Law, Civil Rights ...
  • Massachusetts
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Attorney Carlin J. Phillips is the co-founder of Phillips Garcia Law and has devoted his 27+ years of litigation experience to helping consumers and working people receive the economic justice they deserve. His boutique law firm focuses on consumer rights violations; consumer class actions; wage theft; sexual harassment; discrimination and civil rights violations and employee’s side employment law.

As a practicing trial attorney, Carlin has handled individual and class action cases in state courts and federal district courts across the United States. His firm's cases have been highlighted by numerous media outlets including the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Fox News, MSNBC, The Today Show, the New Bedford Standard Times and the Fall River Herald News. Carlin appeared in an MSNBC’s “Countdown with Keith Olberman” segment for one his lawsuits against Bank of America.

Mr. Phillips is also passionate about continuing to hone his skills as an attorney, and is one of a select few of Massachusetts attorneys to graduate from Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College in Dubois, Wyoming, an elite school for training trial attorneys.

His interest in helping families fight against insurance companies began shortly after Mr. Phillips graduated in 1992 from the New England School of Law in Boston with his Juris Doctor degree:

“I grew up in a big family with seven kids. We did not have a lot of money. When I became a lawyer, I quickly realized that there were too many lawyers for insurance companies and Big Corporations and not enough lawyers fighting for the hard working people I knew and grew up with. I decided very early in my career to use my energy as a lawyer to give regular people and small business owners a voice by telling their stories in court.”

Attorney Phillips is a life long resident of the SouthCoast, growing up in Somerset, working in Dartmouth at his law firm and now living in Tiverton with his wife and two children.

Practice Areas
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Consumer Law
    Class Action, Lemon Law
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Video Conferencing
  • FaceTime
  • Google Meet
  • Skype
  • Free Consultation
    My consultations are free.
  • Contingent Fees
    No Fee Guarantee - My clients do not pay any upfront or out of pocket fees. I only get paid if I win your case, which means I take cases I believe in and I fully intend to win.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    If you have a workplace dispute involving wages (includes overtime, breaks, service/house/admin fees, minimum wage, independent contractor, travel time, prevailing wage, etc.) discrimination of any kind (gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, etc.) or sexual harassment then you CAN get excellent representation at no upfront cost to you. You can rest assured that you've hired the best lawyer possible because I have almost 30 years of experience and if I don't care about your case and work hard to win, then I don't get paid.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers
ID Number: 561916
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner & Co-Founder
Phillips Garcia Law
- Current
Carlin Phillips and Andrew Garcia have been partners since 1997. Together they founded Phillips|Garcia Law, a boutique law firm that focuses on serious personal injury; plaintiffs’ civil litigation; wage and hour cases; consumer protection; wrongful foreclosures; class actions; estate planning; and small business representation.
Sole Practitioner
Law Office of Carlin J. Phillips
Provided representation in class action and personal injury cases. Performed the day-to-day activities associated with running a solo practice.
O’Brien Law Offices
As an associate for a sole practitioner, performed all litigation tasks for consumer class action firm.
Keches & Mallen, P.C.,
As an associate in a mid-sized law firm specializing in personal injury law, provided civil litigation support in both federal and state courts. Prior to becoming an Associate, worked as a Law Clerk while a law student.
Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer's College
Trial Lawyer
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New England Law | Boston
J.D. | Law
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Assumption College
B.A. | Biology
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Professional Associations
Massachusetts Association of Trial Attorneys
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NACA, State Chair
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Suffolk University Law School
Adjunct Professor
Activities: Representing Clients in Fee Shifting Cases
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American Bar Association (ABA), General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division
Trial Instructor/Coach
Activities: Annual trial instructor at ABA MCLE event for small firm and solo practitioners where instructors and participants recreate historical trials. Instructed seminar attendees on all aspects of presenting a trial, from opening statement to direct and cross examination to closing argument.
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Websites & Blogs
Phillips Garcia Law
Contact & Map
Phillips Garcia
13 Ventura Drive
Dartmouth, MA 02747
Telephone: (508) 998-0800
Monday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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