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D. Michael Phillips

D. Michael Phillips

"Big City Experience, Small Town Service."
  • Personal Injury, Criminal Law, DUI & DWI
  • California, Washington
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"Big City Experience, Small Town Service."

At the Phillips Law Offices, we represent real people, not claim numbers. Unlike some firms that represent both insurance companies and individuals, we represent only individuals and families. That's because we are always on your side, not just when it's in our interest.

Injury Law for the 21st century: Traditionally, a call to a lawyer meant making an appointment, driving to an office to meet in person, parking and waiting just to ask a few questions or sign papers. Today’s internet-connected consumers are no longer satisfied with face-to-face meetings as the sole way of doing business. Injury law is all we do and we are tech savvy in bringing an extraordinary client experience to families around the region. We help people from Grass Valley, Roseville, and Rocklin to Truckee and Tahoe City. Meet with Michael when it’s convenient for you by video conference. (Michael is still glad to meet in person at our two office locations or chat on the phone!) You always have access your client file on our state-of-the-art "bank grade" secure client portal 24/7.

Unlike large firms, to enhance communication you work directly with your injury attorney, not an associate or paralegal - and we want the process to be as easy as possible for you at each step of the way. In the courtroom, the foundation of our tech strategy is to use visual presentation tools to enhance good story-telling and make teachable moments in the courtroom memorable. To learn more about us visit phillipspersonalinjury.com.

Not sure if you have a case? Are friends and family telling you to call a lawyer? Are you starting to be suspicious about the insurance adjuster you’re dealing with? Call us or e-mail us. We offer free, no obligation consultations. Have questions? We are happy to talk with you about your situation and your concerns, and how we can help you though this challenging process. It’s easy — just give us a call at (530) 265-0186

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
Additional Practice Areas
  • Spinal Injury
  • "Whiplash" and soft tissue Injury
  • Burn Injury
  • Brain Injury or TBI
  • Dog Bite Injury and Attacks
  • Fatal Injury or Wrongful Death
  • Injured by DUI Driver
  • Big Rig Truck Accident
  • Motor Vehicle Accident
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    The insurance company is staffed by professionals whose job is to pay out as little as possible. Before you speak to them, you should have the opportunity to speak to someone who is on your side. A lot of law firms that advertise for personal injury cases also represent insurance companies. I never represent insurance companies to avoid this conflict of interest.
  • Contingent Fees
    All personal injury matters are handled on a contingency fee basis (i.e. no out of pocket or upfront costs or charges to the client.) Most of my clients are average, working people, without the money to pay the huge hourly fees insurance companies pay their lawyers. I want you to be able to have a lawyer if you've been hurt, so I set out to not charge up-front fees for injured people or families who have had a loved one killed. I only get paid when I get money for you. It's that simple.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    It doesn't cost a dime to talk to me, and I'm happy to answer your questions about your legal rights and options. Unlike many other law firms I don't charge interest on the case costs that I advance, and you only pay costs when the case settles. You don't have to pay expenses up-front as happens with many law firms. We also use a sliding scale on contingency matters starting lower than most large firms.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Washington
Federal Circuit
Languages
  • English
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner
Phillips Law Offices
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Education
California St Univ Long Beach
Undergraduate Degree
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Law Degree
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- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Norcal Criminal Defense Lawyers
Website
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Blog
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Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered

Q. I have court tomorrow my charges are pc 530.5 a and hs 11550 i also got 2 prison prior who can help me? I have 1000
A: Under California Penal Code Section 530.5 PC, identity theft is a "wobbler" which can be charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor, depending on the criminal history of the defendant, the extent of the loss caused by the crime, and other relevant factors. Health and Safety Code 11550 HS California's "using and/or being under the influence of a controlled substance" law is a misdemeanor. If you are convicted of this charge, you face: up to five years of informal probation, up to one year in county jail, drug counseling, and possible community service. Your question doesn't state if you are charged with a misdemeanor 530.5 or felony. Drug rehabilitation under Prop 36 or Penal Code 1000 is usually the best option to avoid any jail time for being under the influence. However, you will be disqualified if you are convicted of any other felony. In any a event, I suspect you're going to have great difficulty finding a private attorney to represent you with limited financial resources. But not to worry. When you go to court you can simply tell the judge that you were unable to hire a private attorney, they will have you fill out a financial declaration, and if you qualify, will appoint either the public defender or a court appointed lawyer. Some of the best lawyers I know are public defenders, so don't believe the stories you hear. They're trained and licensed just like private lawyers and are extremely dedicated to their clients. I wish you the best outcome in your case.
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PHILLIPS LAW OFFICES
305 Railroad Ave., #5
Nevada City, CA 95959
USA
Telephone: (530) 265-0186
Phillips Law
2408 Professional Dr.
Roseville , CA 95661
USA
Toll-Free: (800) 978-0186
NorCal Criminal Defense Lawyers
1318 "G" Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
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Toll-Free: (800) 978-0186