Robert Bruce Phillips

Robert Bruce Phillips

• Make Your Good Case GREAT • Jury Trial & Focus Group Strategist
  • Broker Fraud, Securities Law, Products Liability...
  • Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas
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WHAT TRIAL LAWYERS ARE SAYING ... "Bruce Phillips pours his heart and soul into the work he does for you and your client. He has a natural sense for what makes people tick. Let him help you tell your client's story in a way that will light up the jurors who ultimately will decide." – Carl Bettinger, author of "Twelve Heroes, One Voice: Guiding Jurors to Courageous Verdicts" ... "To steal a phrase from the fire-fighting industry, Bruce is 'fully involved' in living his passion of helping lawyers who are, for the most part, underdogs. As an experienced trial lawyer, Bruce has walked my walk, he's talked my talk. When Bruce comes into a case, I not only get his big brain, but his big heart. He genuinely cares about my clients, me, and our success." – Paula Elliott ... "Bruce cares about people and understands relationships. He is able to facilitate a magical and powerful connection between lawyer and client. With that, the connection between lawyer and his or her jury can then be made." – Ron Estefan ... "Bruce knows that finding the real truth is key to winning the jury’s confidence and thereby gaining their verdict. I have worked with Bruce often, and I highly recommend his talents." – David M. Glenn ... "Bruce is very gifted, in many ways, and has a unique sense about people. And that is what we do as trial lawyers. We listen. Bruce does that better than anyone." – Mel C. Orchard ... "Bruce can literally be a savior to a lawyer facing a tough trial. He brings calm, caring, knowledge, honesty, and wisdom. I worked with Bruce before an important trial and he helped me on my opening statement, our voir dire, and was a source of inspiration and support throughout the trial. He listened and worked with me patiently. He was honest and thoughtful with suggestions and guidance. We won a significant verdict, and it wouldn’t have happened without his help. He is an amazing lawyer and person. I can’t recommend him enough." – Robert W. Schmidt

Practice Areas
  • Broker Fraud
  • Securities Law
  • Products Liability
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
  • Civil Rights
  • Insurance Claims
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
Additional Practice Areas
  • 18-Wheeler Collisions
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Company Vehicle Collisions
  • Insurance Bad Faith
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Missouri
Oklahoma
Texas
5th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Professional Experience
Founder, Lead Jury Trial & Focus Group Strategist
Win Your Jury LC
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“Make Your Good Case GREAT!” is our mission. We offer comprehensive programs for plaintiff trial lawyers to take your cases from Good to GREAT. Through focus group research we • Increase your knowledge of what’s important to jurors and not important, • Increase your foreknowledge what a jury will do or how they will see the case, • Build your confidence before trial, knowing that your trial story has been expertly tested, • Alert you to hidden landmines in the case, and how to defuse them. We also offer a cutting-edge program for preparing your client to testify, both in deposition and in trial. Our program is meticulously designed to teach and empower your client to • Testify strong, • Get out of his own way and be authentic, • Embrace the truth, especially when the truth hurts, • Trust you and the jury, • Express emotions appropriately, • Manage fear and anger, • Tell his story powerfully and credibly on direct examination, • Respond honestly on cross-examination with courtesy, kindness, and consideration. We also offer a program to discover and develop the powerful Story that is in your case, but that often stays hidden if the case is developed conventionally. Our aim here is to “strike oil” — that is, hit the emotional core of your case and transform it into a powerful Story that will motivate your jurors to action. We also offer a program to help the trial lawyer deal with a “bad fact” in the case. By using unique, skilled, and highly effective methods, we dig deep into the bad facts and surrounding stories. In doing so, we typically discover pivotal story details and contexts that eluded prior interviews and deposition questioning –– sometimes, A Fact That Changes Everything. Then, we help the lawyer craft an effective trial strategy in order to get the upper hand on the bad fact. We also offer a “Full Monty” program in which we are a full partner in the entire preparation for trial, including assistance with jury selection.
Veteran Trial Lawyer
The Phillips Law Firm PC
- Current
I am proud to be a Trial Lawyer. I handle and win cases that go to court, including personal injury, product liability, insurance, consumer, commercial, employment, and class action lawsuits. As a Board-Certified Personal Injury Trial Specialist, I help folks get justice and healing after they have been injured or wronged by another. I am honored to be among a select group of trial attorneys who have graduated from legendary lawyer Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College. The College is dedicated to training and educating lawyers who represent people and protecting their rights against corporate and government oppression. In 2012, I was elected to serve a three-year term on the Trial Lawyers College Alumni Board. My training at and work with the people of the Trial Lawyers College not only transformed how I prepare and try cases –– it changed my life. I encourage all lawyers for the people to attend its weekend workshops and ultimately apply to the College.
Education
Trial Lawyers College
Graduate (2006)
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University of Oklahoma
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.) / Law
Southern Nazarene University
B.S. / Business Management
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Professional Associations
Member
Missouri Bar Association
- Current
Member
Texas State Bar # 15940730
- Current
Member
Oklahoma Bar Association
- Current
Graduate
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Ethics and Professionalism in Taking, Defending, and Using Oral Depositions
Missouri Bar Association
Use of Interpreters in Trial Practice
Springfield Metro Bar Ass'n, Springfield MO
There’s No Action Like Class Actions
Houston Bar Ass'n, Houston TX
There’s No Action Like Class Actions
State Bar of Texas
An Appropriate Postscript to Topco: We Were Just Kidding!
Oklahoma Law Review
Speaking Engagements
WORKSHOP TRAINER, Advanced Skills – Discovering the Story
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
WORKSHOP TRAINER, Advanced Skills – Witness Examinations
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
WORKSHOP TRAINER, Advanced Skills – Voir Dire and Opening Statement
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
CO-PRESENTER, Learning the Story of Your Case, 50th Annual Judge Seeman Criminal Law Institute
San Antonio Bar Association
WORKSHOP TRAINER, Psychodrama for Trial Lawyers
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
CO-PRESENTER, Using Psychodrama to Communicate Effectively, 26th Annual Staff Conference and CJA Seminar
U.S. Southern Dist. of Texas Federal Public Defenders
WORKSHOP TRAINER, Psychodrama for Trial Lawyers
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, The Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
WORKSHOP TRAINER, Interpersonal Dynamics for the Trial Lawyer
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
WORKSHOP FACULTY, Advanced Course – “Alive” in the Courtroom, Thunderhead Ranch, Dubois WY
Trial Lawyers College
Certifications
Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law
Texas Board Of Legal Specialization
Certified Practitioner, Applicant in Training
Am. Bd. of Exam’rs in Psychodrama, Sociometry & Group Psychotherapy
Websites & Blogs
Website
Social Media
Contact & Map
Win Your Jury LC • The Phillips Law Firm PC
P. O. Box 592403
San Antonio, TX 78259
USA
Toll-Free: (855) 855-5879
Telephone: (210) 888-5518
Austin, TX, USA