Contact Attorney James Phillips by texting me at (931) 217-7648.
We Win Through Communication
Let’s cut through it. You want a lawyer who is aggressive and will find a way to win your case. I have a unique vision of what it means to be a lawyer. We win through communication. Phenomenal trial results develop through Perfect Lines of communication. What this means is that a lawyer should be talking to his client, gathering information and being prepared at trial. When we talk, we win. We text our clients which gives us immediate access and a constant connection. Texting my clients has become a huge edge for victory.
“You as a client know your case better than anyone else. You tell me how to win the case.”
Nationally Recognized Military Law Attorney
James practices military law and practices military law throughout the world. As lead counsel in US v. Martin, James has moved to the forefront of defending UCMJ 120 cases. This national case was followed in the national media as a example of Government overreaching in UCMJ 120 cases. see “Army major found not guilty of sexual assault charges.”
I have traveled to Iraq to represent SSG Mitch Warner in US v. Warner. In US v. Warner, the charges of premeditated murder, accessory after the fact and obstruction of justice were dismissed. The case was featured on CNN and other prominent national news agencies.
As a military law attorney, while stationed at Fort Campbell as an Army JAG, James served in Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 101st Airborne Division (AASLT) and spent three years at the Fort Campbell Office of the Staff Judge Advocate. He has proudly served as the”Strike” – Second Brigade Combat Team- Trial Counsel, represented more than a thousand clients in his capacity as a Legal Assistance Attorney and Chief of Legal Assistance. At the end of his military career, James was assigned to Trial Defense Services as a Defense Counsel at the Fort Campbell Office for Trial Defense Services Region III. He has also represented numerous clients as a Civilian Defense Counsel.
VICTORIES IN UCMJ ARTICLE 120 COURTS-MARTIAL
He practices military law throughout the world. As a defense attorney in Courts-Martial, this year he has had major victors in military Courts-Martial. He has continues to be highly successful in the defense of Sexual Assault Article 120 cases. With the changing rules regarding sexual assault and maltreatment, James Phillips has continued to successfully navigate the changing military landscape. He has had numerous Not Guilty verdicts in the past several years to include four contested Not Guilty verdicts in a row this past summer. He has had numerous administrative separation boards with Honorable or Retention as the outcome. He has recently become involved in cases involving deployed civilian contractors working in deployed environments.
Phillips Law, PLLC
James Phillips is the founder of Phillips Law, PLLC, www.bestclarksvillelawyer.com at (931) 552-5670, which currently is a law firm with two attorneys. We handle divorces throughout Middle Tennessee, but our main stomping ground is right here in Clarksville Tennessee. James, as a former military lawyer and Chief of Fort Campbell’s Legal Assistance Office, has extensive experience with military retirements and military family law issues.
I am a graduate of Vanderbilt Law School. I have been in private practice in Clarksville since 2005 and my firm has represented over 6000 clients. I represented Country Singer Terry Clark’s husband in their Nashville Divorce. I was also involved in a paternity case involving Brian McKnight. These high-profile celebrity cases both had very favorable resolution for my clients.
James is a member of the American Bar Association and the Tennessee Bar Association. He is also a member of the Tennessee Trial Lawyer’s Association. He was admitted to practice in Tennessee and in the United States District Court for Middle Tennessee.
James graduated from Vanderbilt Law School in May 2001. While at Vanderbilt, he interned with the Nashville Metro District Attorney’s Office. He also successfully represented social security clients at administrative hearings while a member of the Vanderbilt Civil Legal Aid Clinic.
Among his other accomplishments, James lead the effort to establish the Mosul Office of Judicial Operation (MOJO) in April 2003 in Mosul, Iraq. His office, consisting of two Iraqi Attorneys, two military attorneys and two paralegals, tracked detainee operations and initiated the rebuilding of the Iraqi Judicial System in Northern Iraq. He was awarded a Bronze Star for his efforts in Iraq.
Proud Former Enlisted Soldier
He is now licensed as an Attorney in both Tennessee and Montana. He is a graduate of the Judge Advocates Officer Basic Course, Airborne School and the Primary Leadership Development Course.
Finally, as a former sergeant with the 18th Airborne Corps Artillery out of Fort Bragg, James is a veteran of the Gulf War. He fondly remembers being a single enlisted soldier.