We Win Through Communication

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.  We win through communication. Phenomenal trial results come the Perfect Lines of communication. What this means is that a lawyer should be talking to his client whenever possible. When we are talking, we are winning.

“You as a client know your case better than anyone else.  You tell me how to win the case.”

Texting as the Key

Technology has made it possible to have “fast food” instant contact with you lawyer.  So, that’s what we use.  As an attorney, Jamie is available by text whenever you need him.  This creates a line of communication which allows us to work as a team.

Phillips Law, PLLC

James Phillips is the founder of Phillips Law, PLLC, www.bestclarksvillelawyer.com at (931) 552-5670, which currently is a law firm with two attorneys.  We handle divorces throughout Middle Tennessee, but our main stomping ground is right here in Clarksville Tennessee.  James, as a former military lawyer and Chief of Fort Campbell’s Legal Assistance Office, has extensive experience with military retirements and military family law issues.

My Credentials

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.

James is a member of the American Bar Association and the Tennessee Bar Association. He is also a member of the Tennessee Trial Lawyer’s Association. He was admitted to practice in Tennessee and in the United States District Court for Middle Tennessee.

Nationally Recognized Military Law Attorney

In addition to a civilian practice, James practices military law and practices military law throughout the world.  I have travelled to Iraq to represent SSG Mitch Warner in US v. Warner.  In US v. Warner, the charges of premeditated murder, accessory after the fact and obstruction of justice were dismissed.  The case was featured on CNN and other prominent national news agencies.

As a military law attorney, while stationed at Fort Campbell as an Army JAG, James 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. He has proudly served as the”Strike” – Second Brigade Combat Team- Trial Counsel, represented more than a thousand clients in his capacity as a Legal Assistance Attorney and Chief of Legal Assistance. At the end of his military career, James was assigned to Trial Defense Services as a Defense Counsel at the Fort Campbell Office for Trial Defense Services Region III. He has also represented numerous clients as a Civilian Defense Counsel.

Other Accomplishments

James graduated from Vanderbilt Law School in May 2001. While at Vanderbilt, he interned with the Nashville Metro District Attorney’s Office. He also successfully represented social security clients at administrative hearings while a member of the Vanderbilt Civil Legal Aid Clinic.

Among his other accomplishments, James lead the effort to establish the Mosul Office of Judicial Operation (MOJO) in April 2003 in Mosul, Iraq. His 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. He was awarded a Bronze Star for his efforts in Iraq.

Proud Former Enlisted Soldier

He is now licensed as an Attorney in both Tennessee and Montana. He is a graduate of the Judge Advocates Officer Basic Course, Airborne School and the Primary Leadership Development Course.

Finally, as a former sergeant with the 18th Airborne Corps Artillery out of Fort Bragg, James is a veteran of the Gulf War. He fondly remembers being a single enlisted soldier.

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