Attorney Profiles

John W. Phillips | Founder

DSCF8320squareFollowing his graduation from Loyola Law School in 1979, John became a prosecutor for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.  As a city attorney, John conducted over 100 jury trials, including many for driving under the influence and petty theft – charges which most often arise in private criminal defense. He was appointed director of the Career Criminal Unit, and later worked in the Housing Enforcement Section which prosecuted slumlords’ who rented-out apartments with multiple violations issued by the Health Department, Fire Department and the Department of Building and Safety.   Read More >>>

Patrick DiFilippo | Partner

 Patrick DiFilippo (formerly Phillips) graduated cum laude from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor’s degree in English. Patrick went on to attend law school at the University of San Diego, where he participated extensively in USD’s Special Education Legal Clinic, negotiating with school districts to obtain special education services for children with special needs. During law school, Patrick also interned with Judge Eddie C. Sturgeon of the San Diego… Read More >>>