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D. Michael Phillips

D. Michael Phillips

Phillips Law Offices Online Injury Law Firm
  • Personal Injury
  • California, Washington
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Phillips Law Offices Online Injury Law
Now a great personal injury attorney is never more than a mouse click away!
We understand the uncertainty and anxiety that comes with an accident or injury during normal times. We know that the coronavirus outbreak can magnify those feelings. But we are still here to help you. You may think that social distancing and shelter-at-home requirements mean that you can’t get the legal help you need to pay the bills caused by your accident.

But you don’t need to leave your home for us to help you! With a virtual consultation, we can keep you safe from COVID-19 and immediately start protecting your legal rights. You may call us, send us an email, and we’re happy to meet with you through any number of video-conferencing apps like Skype, FaceTime, or Zoom.

Unlike firms that are just staring to use video chat, we embrace technology and innovation at every turn both in and out of the courtroom, and have been doing it that way for years! Since our founding, we have operated as a remote, web-based networked team, so that is nothing new for us. We Are Your Online Personal injury Web Based Law Firm. We serve clients in the “Gold Country” and greater Sacramento region to the Oregon border:

-Unlimited Video Access to Your Attorney from Your Home or Office
-24/7 Secure Access to Your File Online
-“Bank Grade” Secure Message Center ( safer than email!)
-Seamless Online Experience
-Direct Attorney Contact (not staff)
-Responsive Injury Lawyer (same day contact)
-Self Schedule Appointments
-Fee Transparency

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? We offer free, no obligation consultations. 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 or mp@phillipspersonalinjury.

Practice Area
  • Personal Injury
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
  • 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.
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Federal Circuit
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  • English
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Phillips Law Offices
California St Univ Long Beach
Undergraduate Degree
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Santa Clara Univ School of Law
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Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered

Q. I have court tomorrow my charges are pc 530.5 a and hs 11550 i also got 2 prison prior who can help me? I have 1000
A: Under California Penal Code Section 530.5 PC, identity theft is a "wobbler" which can be charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor, depending on the criminal history of the defendant, the extent of the loss caused by the crime, and other relevant factors. Health and Safety Code 11550 HS California's "using and/or being under the influence of a controlled substance" law is a misdemeanor. If you are convicted of this charge, you face: up to five years of informal probation, up to one year in county jail, drug counseling, and possible community service. Your question doesn't state if you are charged with a misdemeanor 530.5 or felony. Drug rehabilitation under Prop 36 or Penal Code 1000 is usually the best option to avoid any jail time for being under the influence. However, you will be disqualified if you are convicted of any other felony. In any a event, I suspect you're going to have great difficulty finding a private attorney to represent you with limited financial resources. But not to worry. When you go to court you can simply tell the judge that you were unable to hire a private attorney, they will have you fill out a financial declaration, and if you qualify, will appoint either the public defender or a court appointed lawyer. Some of the best lawyers I know are public defenders, so don't believe the stories you hear. They're trained and licensed just like private lawyers and are extremely dedicated to their clients. I wish you the best outcome in your case.
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Nevada City, CA 95959
Telephone: (530) 265-0186
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Roseville , CA 95661
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