Phil Israels graduated from the University of California at Berkeley where he studied Economics. He then attended the University of San Francisco, School of Law, where he received the American Jurisprudence Award.
After graduating in 1975, he worked for the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office for four years as a prosecutor. In 1979, he decided to work as a criminal defense attorney. He is now a Board Certified Specialist in the field of Criminal Law
During his tenure as a defense lawyer, he has successfully defended his clients against a wide range of criminal charges, including drunk driving, domestic violence, sexual related charges, violent crimes, theft crimes, murder, white collar crimes, among others.
He has extensive experience in all Los Angeles area courts, including downtown Criminal Courts Building, Van Nuys, San Fernando, Metro Court, LAX Airport, West Los Angeles, Torrance, Ventura, among many others.
Phil has also handled many juvenile crime cases in all Juvenile Courts that include Inglewood, Eastlake Juvenile, Sylmar, and Los Padrinos.