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. I win through communication. Telling your story in a way that wins the case is my job.
Whether it is a discharge upgrade case, a board of corrections case, a courts-martial or administrative separation, the strategy to win is by working directly with my clients. I want to know what you know.
What this means is that a lawyer should be talking to his client, gathering information and preparing for trial. Once at trial, all that work allows us to have a flexible strategy that will counter the Government. When you and I are talking, we win. I 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
I practice military law in the US and around the World. I was lead counsel in a recent national military law case. As lead counsel in US v. Martin, I had a major victory in a case that remains at 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 was also lead counsel in US v. Warner. This detaining death case, where my client was accused of premeditated murder of an Iraqi terrorist, resulted in complete dismissal of the murder charge.
Recently, James had a Fort Knox recruiter’s sexual assault case dismissed through USAREC. This was a rare event these days. The case was dismissed at the Article 32, preliminary hearing.
He had a flight officer retained on active duty after a “show cause” board and serious allegations of misconduct at Fort Rucker.
A former Afghanistan veteran was fully acquired of a “shaken baby case” in April 2017. This was a four year victory and now we are working to upgrade his discharge. The judge in the case referred to my close as the best they had ever heard in a criminal case.
This past year I have had a publicized US Army Quality Management Program victory. My client had his entire Military Records expunged of all adverse documents while beating the QMP process.
I 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, I 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. I proudly served as the”Strike” – Second Brigade Combat Team- Trial Counsel, represented more than a thousand clients in my capacity as a Legal Assistance Attorney and Chief of Legal Assistance. At the end of my military career, I was assigned to Trial Defense Services as a Defense Counsel at the Fort Campbell Office for Trial Defense Services Region III. I have also represented numerous clients as a Civilian Defense Counsel.
VICTORIES IN UCMJ ARTICLE 120 COURTS-MARTIAL
I practice military law throughout the world. As a defense attorney in Courts-Martial, this year I have had major victors in military Courts-Martial. I continue to be highly successful in the defense of Sexual Assault Article 120 cases. With the changing rules regarding sexual assault and maltreatment, I successfully navigate the changing military landscape. I continue to produce Not Guilty verdicts in the past several years to include four contested Not Guilty verdicts in a row in the 2016 summer. I win administrative separation boards with Honorable or Retention as the outcome. I am also involved in cases involving deployed civilian contractors working in deployed environments.
Phillips Law, PLLC
James Phillips is the founder of Phillips Law, PLLC, and can be contacted on his cell phone at (931) 217-7648, which currently is a law firm with two attorneys.
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.
I am a member of the American Bar Association and the Tennessee Bar Association. I am a member of the Tennessee Trial Lawyer’s Association. I was admitted to practice in Tennessee and in the United States District Court for Middle Tennessee.
I graduated from Vanderbilt Law School in May 2001. While at Vanderbilt, I interned with the Nashville Metro District Attorney’s Office. I also successfully represented social security clients at administrative hearings while a member of the Vanderbilt Civil Legal Aid Clinic.
Among my other accomplishments, I lead the effort to establish the Mosul Office of Judicial Operation (MOJO) in April 2003 in Mosul, Iraq. My 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. I was awarded a Bronze Star for his efforts in Iraq. We were also featured on National Public Radio.
Proud Former Enlisted Soldier
I am now a licensed as an Attorney in both Tennessee and Montana. I am 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, I am a veteran of the Gulf War. I fondly remembers being a single enlisted soldier.