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D. Michael Phillips

D. Michael Phillips

"Big City Experience, Small Town Service."
  • Personal Injury, Criminal Law, DUI & DWI
  • California, Washington
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"Big City Experience, Small Town Service."

At the Phillips Law Offices, we represent real people, not claim numbers. Unlike some firms that represent both insurance companies and individuals, we represent only individuals and families. That's because we are always on your side, not just when it's in our interest.

Injury Law for the 21st century: Traditionally, a call to a lawyer meant making an appointment, driving to an office to meet in person, parking and waiting just to ask a few questions or sign papers. Today’s internet-connected consumers are no longer satisfied with face-to-face meetings as the sole way of doing business. Injury law is all we do and we are tech savvy in bringing an extraordinary client experience to families around the region. We help people from Grass Valley, Roseville, and Rocklin to Truckee and Tahoe City. Meet with Michael when it’s convenient for you by video conference. (Michael is still glad to meet in person at our two office locations or chat on the phone!) You always have access your client file on our state-of-the-art "bank grade" secure client portal 24/7.

Unlike large firms, to enhance communication you work directly with your injury attorney, not an associate or paralegal - and we want the process to be as easy as possible for you at each step of the way. In the courtroom, the foundation of our tech strategy is to use visual presentation tools to enhance good story-telling and make teachable moments in the courtroom memorable. To learn more about us visit

Not sure if you have a case? Are friends and family telling you to call a lawyer? Are you starting to be suspicious about the insurance adjuster you’re dealing with? Call us or e-mail us. We offer free, no obligation consultations. Have questions? We are happy to talk with you about your situation and your concerns, and how we can help you though this challenging process. It’s easy — just give us a call at (530) 265-0186

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  • Free Consultation
    The insurance company is staffed by professionals whose job is to pay out as little as possible. Before you speak to them, you should have the opportunity to speak to someone who is on your side. A lot of law firms that advertise for personal injury cases also represent insurance companies. I never represent insurance companies to avoid this conflict of interest.
  • Contingent Fees
    All personal injury matters are handled on a contingency fee basis (i.e. no out of pocket or upfront costs or charges to the client.) Most of my clients are average, working people, without the money to pay the huge hourly fees insurance companies pay their lawyers. I want you to be able to have a lawyer if you've been hurt, so I set out to not charge up-front fees for injured people or families who have had a loved one killed. I only get paid when I get money for you. It's that simple.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    It doesn't cost a dime to talk to me, and I'm happy to answer your questions about your legal rights and options. Unlike many other law firms I don't charge interest on the case costs that I advance, and you only pay costs when the case settles. You don't have to pay expenses up-front as happens with many law firms. We also use a sliding scale on contingency matters starting lower than most large firms.
Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
Additional Practice Areas
  • Motor Vehicle Accident
  • Big Rig Truck Accident
  • Injured by DUI Driver
  • Fatal Injury or Wrongful Death
  • Dog Bite Injury and Attacks
  • Brain Injury or TBI
  • Burn Injury
  • "Whiplash" and soft tissue Injury
  • Spinal Injury
  • English
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Contact & Map
305 Railroad Ave., #5
Nevada City, CA 95959
Telephone: (530) 265-0186
Phillips Law
2408 Professional Dr.
Roseville , CA 95661
Toll-Free: (800) 978-0186
NorCal Criminal Defense Lawyers
1318 "G" Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Toll-Free: (800) 978-0186