Justine Phillips is an associate in Baker & McKenzie’s Employment and Dispute Resolution Practice Groups in San Diego. Her experience includes successfully representing individuals and business entities in litigation and employment matters. She concentrates her practice on complex commercial disputes, employment litigation and advice. In her five years practicing law, Phillips has defended and deposed hundreds of individuals, argued dozens of motions in law, and has tried numerous arbitrations all resulting in favorable results for her clients.
Phillips regularly speaks on litigation issues to industry and trade associations, and appears frequently as a legal analyst for KUSI News, providing live on-air commentary on current legal issues. She is a member of Lawyers Club of San Diego, California Women Lawyers, SDCBA Children at Risk and the San Diego County Bar Association. She also serves as president for the Scripps Mercy Auxiliary, a board member for Scripps Mercy Foundation, a founding member and immediate past president of Mother Attorney Mentoring Association of San Diego (MAMAS), a founding board member and immediate past president of Women in E-Discovery San Diego, and chair of the American Bar Association’s New Products Subcommittee for Technology for the Litigator. She was previously selected as one of The Daily Transcript’s Young Attorneys in 2007 and 2008.
Prior to joining Baker & McKenzie, Phillips spent five years at Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek, where she obtained significant experience in all areas of complex business litigation.
Phillips received her B.A., cum laude, from the University of San Diego in 1999. She earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from the USD School of Law in 2005. While in law school she was a member of the San Diego International Law Journal, member of the Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity and participated in the McLennon Moot Court Competition in 2003. She was also named to the Order of the Coif.
Phillips is the proud mother of Eliana (7), Kabe (4) and Kai Reef (2), and is actively involved at St. Columba Elementary School, where she volunteers her time and efforts.