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Phillips Law Group
At the Arizona Law firm of Phillips Law Group, our experienced and highly talented team of attorneys represent those in need of legal representation.
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Jeffrey L. Phillips
Jeffrey Phillips graduated from Arizona State University in 1990 where he earned a Juris Doctorate in Law and started along the road to a successful legal career. Before law school, Mr. Phillips received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1986 from Arizona State University. Additionally, Mr. Phillips has developed a wide background of experience in business, real estate and finance.
Jeffrey Phillips is licensed to practice law in Arizona. As a part of our Phoenix, Arizona firm, he has served as a personal injury lawyer representing those injured in vehicle accidents, defective products, pharmaceutical litigation, social security disability, and slip and fall. He has represented clients in felony charges throughout Arizona in Maricopa, Pima, Pinal, Gila, Mojave, Navajo and Yavapai Counties.
Jeffrey Phillips has received considerable recognition for his volunteer work. In April 1994, he received the Volunteer Attorney of the Month Award from Community Legal Service. In 1996, he was presented with the William T. Burmingham Award in recognition for the volunteer work he performed throughout the year. In 2002, his work in assisting low income bankruptcy clients contributed to Phillips and Associates being honored with the Volunteer Lawyer Program Bankruptcy Service award.
Mr. Phillips works with attorneys throughout the United States, helping seriously injured clients.
Trey Dayes is a trial attorney who has been practicing since 1996. He was successful in obtaining a $3.8 million settlement for a client. He is currently a managing partner at Phillips Dayes Law Group PC and of counsel for Phillips Law Group PC. Mr. Dayes is licensed to practice law in Arizona and Utah, as well as representing clients nationwide in overtime, defective products, dangerous pharmaceuticals and employment cases. Mr. Dayes has represented several large corporations and municipalities in Arizona and Utah.
Mr. Dayes received his Juris Doctor from the Brigham Young University J. Rueben Clark Law School in 1996, where he was chosen to be an Editor and Note and Comment Editor for the BYU Journal of Public Law. He also authored "Drafting a Limited Liability Clause that will Pass the Scrutiny of Utah Courts." He has attended the AAJ Advanced Medical Trial Skills College in Phoenix, Arizona.
After gaining this vast experience, Mr. Dayes is now litigating claims for workers and employees who were not paid overtime or who were discriminated against, as well as claims against medical professionals for wrongful death and catastrophic injury, defective products, and dangerous pharmaceuticals.
- Prosecution for failure to pay overtime
- Discrimination and Harassment
- Fair Labor Standards Act
- Labor Law
- Employment Law
- Collective Actions for Unpaid Overtime Wage
- Wrongful Death and Catastrophic Injury from Medical Malpractice
Since 1998, Tim has devoted his life to helping people and their loved ones against wrongdoers – be them negligent or reckless drivers, corporations, hospitals, drug manufacturers, nursing homes, product manufacturers or insurance companies. Tim’s tireless devotion toward his clients has earned him the respect and admiration of his colleagues and clients.
During his study at the Arizona State College of Law, Tim clerked for one of Phoenix’s premier personal injury firms, Solomon, Relihan & Blake, P.C. After graduating from ASU in 2000, he was admitted into the Arizona State Bar on December 15, 2000. Following his admittance, he was asked to join S.R.B. as an attorney and launched head first into a practice of law motivated to undo the wrongs suffered by his clients at the hands of the strong.
Through the course of his professional life, he has obtained numerous million dollar settlements for his clients. He has obtained a judgment of $10.6 million for a family whose son was fatally shot at a house party. He has represented numerous clients at trial including recovering a judgment of $487,500 for a husband and his wife that was injured by a gasoline truck whose last offer to settle before trial – was $50,000. Regardless of numbers, sometimes the biggest satisfaction comes from the smallest victories.
Tim is presently married to Monica and they have two beautiful children, Havana, age 9, and Jake, age 1. Tim is an active member of the “Dad’s Club” at the school his daughter attends, Ss. Simon & Jude Catholic School. He has served as a “Big Brother” for the Big Brother/Big Sisters of Central Arizona, and is a volunteer coach for the City of Phoenix’s Sports program completing four seasons as a soccer coach. Professionally, he has served as a “Fee Arbitrator” for the State Bar of Arizona, has been asked to lecture for the State Bar of Arizona to other attorneys on personal injury matters and has addressed the Arizona Association for Justice (formerly Arizona Trial Lawyers Association) doing its “Learn at Lunch” seminars. He is admitted to practice in the State Bar of Arizona and U.S. District Ninth Circuit.
Since 2003, he has continuously sharpened his legal expertise at Phillips Law Group, P.C., appearing in numerous television commercials, trying to inform all people that sometimes everyone needs a person to speak up for their needs and to speak for justice, no matter what their familiarity with the legal system. In 2012, Tim was named Managing Attorney for the firm’s personal injury department.
Dee McEntire Hansberry
Dee attended undergrad at Wake Forest University. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law in 1991. While in law school, Dee interned at the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund in New York City and at the United States Justice Department Civil Rights Division's Honors Program in Washington, D.C. After graduation, she moved to Biloxi, MS and began in the practice area of Social Security Disability Law in 1992. She moved to Phoenix, AZ and was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1994. Dee is licensed to practice nationally before the Social Security Administration in all states.
She has also worked as a Staff Attorney for the Arizona State Bar Association, and has worked in the legal department for the Arizona Diamondbacks Professional Baseball Organization. "My greatest privilege; however, is advocating and fighting for the rights of the disabled and the injured and for the disadvantaged, poor, and displaced. " She volunteers for several non-profit organizations whose missions are to protect those rights.
Personal tidbit: Dee travels extensively worldwide and is a music and Arts afficionado. She also follows college basketball, hailing from two schools in the ACC.
Dee is a member of NOSSCR- the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives.
R. Daniel Adams is an attorney in the Social Security Disability Department at the Phillips Law Group. During his career, Mr. Adams has capably represented hundreds of disabled Americans before administrativelaw judges at the Social Security Administration's Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. Mr. Adams is licensed to practice in the state of Utah and nationally before the Social Security Administration and has traveled extensively throughout theUnited States to assist the disabled in obtaining their benefits.
Mr. Adams is passionate about helping the disabled to obtainthe help that they need. He has successfully represented clients with both physical and psychological disabilities such as depression, anxiety and other mood disorders.
Mr. Adams received a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Brigham Young University after which he returned to his hometown to receive a Juris Doctorate at the University Of San Diego School Of Law. Mr. Adams enjoys college football, the great outdoors and spending time with his family and friends.
In Neil's words "Injured victims need a modern day gladiator in a suit to stand up for them to secure justice". Neil champions the injured victims and vigorously prosecutes their claims to an effective and speedy resolution.
Neil started his legal career atthe City of Tucson Attorney's office, completing numerous jury trials, writing appeals in the legal research and writing division and teaching at the legal section on impaired driving for the Tucson Police Department. Neil then took that experience and applied it in private practice defending the accused. In 2005 Neil became partner at his private practice firm and applied his aggressive defense tactics to the representation of those who through no fault of their own had been injured at the hand of another. Quickly Neil learned that the insurance industry's standard practice appeared to be deny, delay and defend claims rather than timely and properly compensate those who had been injured andrightly deserved it.
Neil seeks victory for everyone of his clients and in every one of his cases. For Neil, "Securing Real Justice for Real People" is not just asaying. "I believe that injured victims deserve to be properly compensated". Neil considers himself fortunate to be at Phillips Law Group where he gets to be a modern day "gladiator in a suit" every day.
Peter is an attorney in the Social Security Disability department at Phillips Law Group. He received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Kansas in 2001. After several years in the workforce, he chose to go to law school and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston. Upon graduation he moved to Arizona to be closer to his wife's family and enjoy the wonderful outdoor activities available here. He chose to work in the Social Security Department to help people who are disabled, in need of governmental assistance,and who cannot help themselves.
In his spare time, Peter enjoys activities with his family such as hiking, camping, fishing, playing golf, and watching competitive sports of all kinds.
Jeffrey L. Grayson is an attorney in the personal injury litigation division of the firm. He grew up in Phoenix but moved to Tucson to pursue his undergraduate studies in Psychology. After college, he attended law school in Auburn Hills, Michigan at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he excelled at civil procedure and oral advocacy. In 2009, He returned to Arizona to complete an internship with the Pima County Public Defender's office in Tucson.
After graduating from law school and passing the bar, Jeff began his career as a personal injury litigation associate in Tucson. He also assisted in the creation development of his firm's workers' compensation division. In 2012, he joined Phillips Law Group where he was excited to return to the Phoenix area and personal injury litigation. He has spent years helping injured people and enjoys fighting for the rights of accident victims and injured workers.
Beyond the court room, Jeff enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, swimming, running and off-roading and he takes great joy in volunteering in his community. Also, he likes to spend time with family and friends.
RuthAnn James was born and raised in New Jersey. She received her undergraduate degree in Literature and Communications from Pace University, Pleasantville, NY. She earned her Juris Doctorate at Pace University School of Law, White Plains, NY.
RuthAnn moved to the Phoenix area in 1993 and was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona the same year. In 1994 she joined the law firm of Goldberg & Osborne where she practiced plaintiff's personal injury, wrongful death and negligence law. RuthAnn remained with Goldberg & Osborne as Managing Attorney until 2006. RuthAnn eventually opened her own practice and where she continued to represent plaintiffs in actions involving personal injury, wrongful death and general civil litigation.
On June 1, 2009 RuthAnn joined the firm of Phillips Law Group where she continues to pursue justice for victims hurt as a result of another's negligence.
RuthAnn is admitted to practice before the Arizona Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court in Arizona. She is a member of the Arizona State Bar, Maricopa County Bar Association and Arizona Trial Lawyers Association.
George Sarkisov was born in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. His family moved to Moscow during the escalating ethnic conflicts in Soviet Central Asia, during the 1980’s. With his family, he immigrated to the United States in 1991. He attended Sacred Heart Preparatory, in Atherton, California. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2002 from Arizona State University, and subsequently received his law degree from Arizona State University in 2005. While in law school, he was the Director of the Homeless Legal Assistance Project, serving the legal needs of the homeless community in Phoenix, Arizona. His efforts were recognized with the Student Fellow Award upon graduation. George Sarkisov is one of the few native Russian speaking attorneys in Maricopa County and Arizona.
For many, protecting their rights alone in a new country, through a foreign legal system, and at times against powerful adversaries, can be an impossible task. That’s why a strong knowledge of the system, and quality legal representation, are indispensible. George Sarkisov relies on his own connections to the legal community, to direct those seeking legal representation outside his areas of practice, to knowledgeable attorneys in those fields. In this role as a liaison between Russian speaking people and the legal community, George hopes to provide guidance andunderstanding to Russian speaking consumers in retaining a lawyer.
Upon admission to the Arizona State Bar, George began his practice in the areas of personal injury, workers’ compensation, and insurance. As an immigrant himself, George Sarkisov has a deep appreciation of the rule of law, and a particular understanding of the special needs of those who are new to this country. Because of that, George makes time to advise Russian speaking individuals from all regions of Eastern Europe on legal issues that concern them. These include topics such as how the various coverages under automobile insurance work, how health insurance works, and other issues.
George joined Phillips Law Group to lead the expansion of the firm’s workers’ compensation department and continue its tradition of providing quality legal services to the victims of personal injury, including those injured on the job. He is dedicated to securing immediate medical and wage loss benefits for the injured workers, without regard to who was at fault for their injuries.
George Sarkisov is a Board Member of the Homeless Legal Assistance Project, providing guidance and mentoring to law students, and assistance at homeless shelters in the valley.
He is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association (AZTLA), and Arizona Assocation of Lawyers for Injured Workers (AALIW).
Kurt Maahs is a trial attorney that has been litigating cases for over 18 years. Mr. Maahs practices in the firm’s personal injury litigation department. Mr. Maahs graduated from the University of Nebraska Law School in 1994, where he was a member of the school’s trial advocacy team and a student court justice. Mr. Maahs is licensed to practice in the federal and state courts in Arizona, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa.
Mr. Maahs has tried, arbitrated, and mediated hundreds of cases throughout his career. These include cases involving multi-million dollar exposure and significant injuries such as traumatic brain injury, paraplegia and burns. Mr. Maahs’ experience includes automobile liability, premises liability, trucking, products liability, workers’ compensation, employment law, professional liability, insurance, and commercial litigation. Throughout his career, Mr. Maahs has represented consumers and numerous Fortune 500 companies, including Walgreens, United Technologies, Nationwide, State Farm, Chubb Insurance, Auto-Owners, Hartford, AIG, Johnson and Johnson, Marriott, Phillip Morris, Home Depot and DaVita.
Mr. Maahs uses his vast experience to pursue and protect the rights of consumers. Mr. Maahs knows the importance of helping individual clients of the firm secure justice against insurance companies and corporations. In addition to his prior legal experience, Mr. Maahs worked on his family’s farm, at a lumber company, and as a construction worker. Mr. Maahs has also suffered significant personal injuries (from which he was fortunate enough to fully recover) and been injured while working as a construction worker. These experiences give him an understanding of the daily hardships suffered by people who are injured.
In his spare time, Mr. Maahs spends time with his family, usually running between his children’s school and sports activities. Mr. Maahs also enjoys hiking, running, reading, and following the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Mr. Maahs is also active with Sandra Day O’Connor Inn of Court , the Arizona Association for Justice, and the Arizona Bar Association, where he serves on the Peer Review Committee.
Dennis Evans is an attorney in the Social Security Disability Department at the Phillips Law Group. During his career, he has capably and successfully represented hundreds of disabled Americans before administrative law judges at the Social Security Administration's Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. Mr. Evans comes to Phillips Law Group from one of the largest disability firms in the nation. This transition allows him to quickly assess a client’s case while still bringing a more personal touch to each case. Mr. Evans is licensed to practice in the state of California and nationally before the Social Security Administration and he has traveled extensively throughout the United States to assist the disabled in obtaining their benefits.
Mr. Evans has a special place in his heart for those that are disabled and unable to help themselves as he has had family members who have been disabled and unable to help themselves only to find success in the process upon finding the right people to help. Mr. Evans' life experiences help him understand and support those in need because of their medical conditions. These experiences have allowed him to gain insight into the process and how to best approach each and every person he represents.
Mr. Evans received a Bachelor of Science degree with cum laude honors in Business Administration, Human Resource Management from California State University, Sacramento. He was able to obtain these honors while working full-time in a management position. Upon graduating he attended the University of San Diego, School Of Law. While at USD, Mr. Evans graduated with a Juris Doctorate and a LL.M in Taxation. He is the proud parent of three young boys and enjoys spending every spare minute playing with them and enjoying the quiet moments with his wife. He enjoys all things baseball and sports in general and during the summer months can be seen watching any and all ball games that he can. He further enjoys the outdoors and going camping with his family.