Kara E. Phillips

Kara PhillipsKara E. Phillips is a trial attorney with a passion for representing survivors in civil litigation against owners and landlords of negligent premises including apartments, hotels, behavioral health facilities, schools, hospitals, stores, resorts, cruise ships, and other unsafe places. Ms. Phillips joined The Crime Victim Law Group because she wanted to devote her practice to advocating for victims of violent crimes and demanding accountability from corporations that fail to take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of the people on their premises. Ms. Phillips seeks to support her clients throughout the civil litigation process and coordinate resources to facilitate healing for survivors suffering from the life-altering impact of the crimes they have experienced.

Ms. Phillips began her law career at a national defense law firm in Atlanta. While working in insurance defense, Ms. Phillips focused her practice primarily on premises and products liability. She defended clients against negligent security, medical malpractice, slip and fall, and commercial transportation claims at the state and federal level. This former insurance defense experience now proves a valuable asset to The Crime Victim Law Group’s clients, as Ms. Phillips discerns the decision-making nuances of insurance companies and their agents, and endeavors to apply that knowledge to benefit clients throughout their civil cases.

Kara PhillipsDuring law school, Ms. Phillips gained valuable experience as an intern with Morgan & Morgan, P.A. and the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, and as a law clerk at the Children’s Law Center in Los Angeles. She was a member of the moot court team and honored as a finalist in the school’s annual 1L Moot Court Competition. Ms. Phillips was also recognized for her participation in John Marshall’s Pro Bono Outreach and Peer Mentor program, and volunteered with Kennedy Middle School’s Teen Court, which was sponsored by the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office.

Ms. Phillips lives in Decatur with her family.

Education:
John Marshall Law School, Atlanta, Georgia
J.D., 2010

Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, Georgia
B.A. History, 2005

Publications:
The Confusing Question of Causation in Criminal Attack Premises Liability Causes, VERDICT, November 8, 2017 Issue

Admissions:
Admitted to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court, Georgia Court of Appeals, and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Also licensed in Tennessee and West Virginia.

Associations:

  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2015-Present
  • National Crime Victim Bar Association, 2017-Present
  • American Association of Justice, 2017-Present
  • Super Lawyers “Rising Star”, 2016-Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers “Top 40 Under 40” nominee, 2017-Present

Recent Case Media:
https://www.mdjonline.com/news/cobb-woman-awarded-million-in-lawsuit-against-nonprofit/article_318c8556-1128-11ea-81cb-93d042c901f4.html
https://www.law.com/dailyreportonline/2019/11/20/after-5m-verdict-50m-in-punitives-tees-up-constitutional-challenge-to-states-damages-cap/

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Testimonials

Kara E. Phillips

I have seen Gilbert Deitch in every capacity as a lawyer. I have opposed him in premises liability cases, used him as a consultant and seen his work as a trial lawyer

Gino Brogdon, Former Judge
Fulton County Superior Court

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