Contact Attorney James Phillips through text at (931) 217-7648 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Communication Wins Cases
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. I win by telling your story in a legal argument.
Whether it is a Security Clearance Revocation. discharge upgrade case, a board of corrections case, a courts-martial or administrative separation, the winning strategy to understand the client’s story. I want to know what you know. One of the most important aspects of the case is our interview process.
“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 am primarily a military lawyer, but every once in awhile I will venture into the Civilian Criminal World. I have been lead counsel in many high profile international military law cases. 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.”
As lead counsel in US v. Warner, where my client was accused of premeditated murder of an Iraqi terrorist, resulted in complete dismissal of the murder charge.
I 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.
Right after that, I had a military judge alone recruiter case where my client was accused by two future recruits, not guilty.
I have represented numerous helicopter pilots have had excellent results with one of my clients being retained after a negative 15-6, with a complete removal of all adverse information in his AMHRR at the DASEB. I had another officer retained on active duty after a “show cause” board and serious allegations of misconduct at Fort Rucker. Another pilot had a GOMOR removed from his record and has been fully restored in all of his rank and priveleges.
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.
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.
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.